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10 Best Football Books

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    WAR ROOM

    NOV. 8, 2011

NONFICTION

WAR ROOM

by Michael Holley

A deeply reported, thoroughly engaging look at what it takes to succeed in the NFL—and a perfect complement to the NFL... Full review >

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    THE DALLAS COWBOYS

    OCT. 9, 2012

HISTORY

THE DALLAS COWBOYS

by Joe Nick Patoski

A fittingly exhaustive history of a larger-than-life franchise. Full review >

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    MUCK CITY

    OCT. 23, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

MUCK CITY

by Bryan Mealer

Mealer tries a little too hard to tug at the heartstrings; nonetheless, he offers a stirring tale of sports as a means of... Full review >

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    OUR BOYS

    AUG. 18, 2009

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OUR BOYS

by Joe Drape

A feel-good story of youthful drive, great coaching and the value of unflagging communal support. Full review >

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    THE BEST GAME EVER

    JUNE 3, 2008

NONFICTION

THE BEST GAME EVER

by Mark Bowden

Not quite on par with Bringing the Heat (1994), among the best football books ever, but surely a delight for anyone... Full review >

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    CARLISLE VS. ARMY

    SEPT. 4, 2007

NONFICTION

CARLISLE VS. ARMY

by Lars Anderson

Gripping, inspiring coverage of three powerful forces’ unforgettable convergence: the sports version of The Perfect Storm. Full review >

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    MY GREATEST DAY IN FOOTBALL

    OCT. 8, 2001

NONFICTION

MY GREATEST DAY IN FOOTBALL

edited by Bob McCullough

Simply not to be missed: Meat and potatoes for the football fan. Full review >

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    NAMATH

    AUG. 23, 2004

NONFICTION

NAMATH

by Mark Kriegel

Namath was no angel, thank goodness, but this evocative portrait shows him at play in the fields of magic. Full review >

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    BACKYARD BRAWL

    SEPT. 3, 2002

NONFICTION

BACKYARD BRAWL

by W.K. Stratton

Good-natured, intelligent, funny, and less bombastic than the title suggests. Full review >

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