America's Quarterback: Bart Starr and the Rise of the National Football League
Publish Date: 2011-09-13
Author: Keith Dunnavant
A powerful biography of one of the greatest football players of all time, in the spirit of Johnny U and Namath
No one can touch Bart Starr's record setting5 NFL Championships including3 straight.America's Quarterback tellsthe story of the man who helped create the legend of Vince Lombardi andthe Green Bay Packers. Set against the changing landscape of the last half of the 20th century, this biography tracesStarrs life from childhood inAlabama to stardom in Green Bay and beyond. Not a simple sports story, Dunnavant traces thestory of one man reaching for the American dream while professional football emerged from the shadows to capture the nations imagination. Its a storyof the tension between a coach and a player as different as fire and ice, and how they came to trust and revere each other. Its a story oftriumph tempered by tragedy, and the world-class athlete who quietly, persistently, achieved a level of greatness unsurpassed by any quarterback since.
A remarkable blend of personal memory and historical narrative, Americas Quarterbackis a tribute to an American hero and the perfect companion to the classic When Pride Still Mattered.