BART STARR: A Biography by Gene Schoor

BART STARR: A Biography

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A longish (216 pp.) biography of the Green Bay Packer's former No. 1 quarterback, now coach, redeemed almost despite itself by occasionally strong analysis of Starr's outstanding tactical abilities and by game recaps less dramatized than usual. But it's a draggy approach to the NFL through a childhood, high school, and college career that has unusually little bearing on Starr's pro performance; Starr is, as he himself admits, a creation of coach Vince Lombardi. And Bart is another of those sports greats whose personal character drives biographers to marvel about nice guys who don't finish last.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Doubleday