Books by Lars Anderson

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A deeply reported, sensitively rendered story that avoids cliché and persuades us that there might indeed be such a thing as 'football therapy.'"
A longtime journalist for Sports Illustrated looks back at the tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the football team that helped the town heal. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A game effort to convey the elusive majesty of Grange's performances and qualify his impact on the development of the NFL."
Sports Illustrated staff writer Anderson (Carlisle vs. Army, 2008) chronicles the rise of Red Grange (1903-1991), the NFL's first superstar, and the men most responsible for the early success of professional football. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Gripping, inspiring coverage of three powerful forces' unforgettable convergence: the sports version of The Perfect Storm."
Sports Illustrated staffer Anderson (The All Americans, 2004, etc.) chronicles a 1912 game that proved a turning point not just for college football, but for the sport as a whole. Read full book review >
THE ALL AMERICANS by Lars Anderson
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Dec. 12, 2004

"Surely enjoyable for a readership among academy grads and fans of sports history. Of less service as a window onto WWII."
Are we running out of WWII stories? Read full book review >
THE PROVING GROUND by Lars Anderson
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An informative introduction to the NFL's minor league. (20 b&w photos, throughout)"
A lively, discursive account of American-style football as it expands its European fan base. Read full book review >
PICKUP ARTISTS by Lars Anderson
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: July 1, 1998

"An exemplary piece of reporting and writing, transcending sports to give us a somber view of America's crumbling cities."
This first book by a pair of veterans of Sports Illustrated is a highly intelligent look at the colorful world of playground hoops and, with it, the ghettos that support the game. Read full book review >