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4.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 4.09 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Maraniss Narrator: Richard M. Davidson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442342200
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SPORT MAGAZINE’S BOOK OF THE YEARMore than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor for the American experience. The nine seasons during which he led the Green Bay Packers to five world championships is the most storied period in NFL history. Lombardi became a legend, a symbol to many of leadership, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, and to others of an obsession with winning. Maraniss captures the myth and the man, football, God, and country in a thrilling biography that has become an American classic.This year, on the fortieth anniversary of Vince Lombardi’s death, the immortal coach strides onto the Broadway stage in a new American play, Lombardi, based on Maraniss’s critically acclaimed book, written by Academy Award winner Eric Simonson. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Maraniss has a superb eye for detail. His book is punctuated with telling vignettes that range from the awkwardly sentimental to the truly bizarre.” 

    New York Times

  • When Pride Still Mattered is an exceptionally well-written, thoughtful, and fair-minded portrait of one of the most important—and compelling—figures in modern American popular culture, and of the profound changes taking place in our society.” 

    David Halberstam

  • “Ambitious and satisfying.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Maraniss’ rich, resonant, and grown-up biography of Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi is full of the kind of surprises good research can yield. The book transcends the sports world, much as its iconic subject eventually did.” 

    Library Journal

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drewkosztyo | 5/28/2011

    " Freedom through discipline -- a gripping and highly readable account of a wonderfully "old school" coach/athlete/leader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 4/11/2011

    " Great makes me want to do something like him in sports. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 RK | 2/13/2011

    " peaks high but ultimately falls flat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/18/2011

    " This was not just another biography. Maraniss uses Lombardi as a hinge to talk about the changing of values in society and the media. This powerful man does embodies many of the strengths and pitfalls of modern success. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/1/2011

    " Interesting look into the life of a man obsessed with football "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 10/18/2010

    " A great book. I thought I'd reed everything on him. But I was suprised to find out I had not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Goatville9 | 8/25/2010

    " When pro football held the status of pro wrestling and college football was dominant some of the biggest programs hailed from NYC and one of the best was Fordham "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 8/19/2010

    " Very well written and thourough biography about Vince Lombardi. I think biographies are better when you are not so familiar with the subject matter. I knew Lombardi was a very successful coach of the Packers in the 60s but did not know much more than that prior to reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geno | 5/13/2010

    " Great book about thae great coach "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/26/2010

    " Great book about the man behind the legend. He was a pill to be around, but he sure knew how to coach a team (but not on game days). It was a bit slow to take off, but then was full of so many great stories from family, friends, and players. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 12/21/2009

    " Lombardi worked his players extremely hard and was driven to win, so long as his players players played by the rules. When he saw a player commit a penalty he would take that player out even if the player was not caught by an umpire. Imagine a coach doing that in today's game. "

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About the Author
Author David Maraniss

David Maraniss is on the national staff at the Washington Post. His articles on presidential candidate Bill Clinton won him the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1993. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, Linda. They have two grown children.

About the Narrator

Richard M. Davidson is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he is well versed in theater and has had a long-standing career in acting, including a lead role in the show Diamonds, which aired on the CBS network, and a part in ESPN’s The Hustle.