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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream is a 1990 non-fiction book written by H. G. Bissinger. The book follows the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team from Odessa, Texas as they made a run towards the Texas state championship. While originally intended to be a Hoosiers-type chronicle of high school sports holding a small town together, the final book ended up being critical about life in the town of Odessa. - Wikipedia #sportsnovels

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When Football Was Football: The Chicago Cardinals and the Birth of the NFL by Joe Ziemba A unique, entertaining look at the early days of football and one of its proudest franchises. When Football was Football captures an era in sports history and brings to life its personalities, rivalries, triumphs, and tragedies. - Goodreads #sports #book

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Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of Walter Payton by Walter Payton, Don Yaeger His legacy is towering. Walter Payton—the man they called Sweetness, for the way he ran—remains the most prolific running back in the history of the National Football League, the star of the Chicago Bears' only Super Bowl Championship, eleven times voted the most popular sports figure in Chicago's history. - Goodreads #football

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend is a non-fiction book written by Laura Hillenbrand published in 2001 about the thoroughbred race horse, Seabiscuit. It won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year and was adapted as a feature film in 2003. It has also been published under the title: Seabiscuit - The True Story Of 3 Men & a Race Horse. The author has been praised for her ability to convey a sense of historical times. - Wikipedia #sportsnovels

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When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian immigrant butcher, Lombardi toiled for twenty frustrating years as a high school coach and then as an assistant at Fordham, West Point, and the New York Giants before his big break came at age forty-six with the chance to coach a struggling team in snowbound Wisconsin. - Goodreads.com

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"Faithful" has to be the best book about Boston's 2004 season. #sportsbook

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I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond by Michael Oher The football star made famous in the hit film The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. - Goodreads #sports #book

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America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation by Michael MacCambridge It’s difficult to imagine today–when the Super Bowl has virtually become a national holiday and the National Football League is the country’s dominant sports entity–but pro football was once a ramshackle afterthought on the margins of the American sports landscape. - Goodreads

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The Boys of Summer is a 1972 non-fiction baseball book by Roger Kahn. After recounting his childhood in Brooklyn and his life as a young reporter on the New York Herald Tribune, the author relates some history of the Brooklyn Dodgers up to their victory in the 1955 World Series. - Wikipedia #sportsnovels

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Johnny U: The Life and Times of John Unitas by Tom Callahan In a time “when men played football for something less than a living and something more than money,” John Unitas was the ultimate quarterback. - Goodreads #sports #novel

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