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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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