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Now in paperback, legendary journalist and author David Halberstam's in-depth look at the life and career of the NFL's winningest coach, Bill Belichick, with unprecedented access to Belichick.
Bill Belichick's 31 years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success-first in Cleveland, then with the Giants, and most recently, his two out of the last three Super Bowl wins with the New England Patriots have made him second to only Vince Lombardi in his record for playoff victories. In this groundbreaking new book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field, as a coach, a father, and a son. "I've been fascinated by Bill Belichick for more than 20 years, going back to the time when he was a young coach in his early 30s working with the linebackers on the Giants." Halberstam writes. "There was, I thought, a certain signature to a Belichick game--whatever it was the other team's offense was doing in the first half, the team coached by Belichick tended to take it away in the second half. I was fascinated by that, and by the fact that he seemed so un-coachlike, or perhaps the prototype for a very different kind of modern coach in what was an increasingly complicated game. He wasn't in any way charismatic, and he made no attempt to be charismatic--if anything, quite the reverse--but he always seemed to be one step ahead of everyone else. If anything, that made him even more interesting to me--a man who had no interest in the celebrity culture, but had been projected into the epicenter of it because of the nature of his job and his success with it." Set apart by his Wesleyan education, Belichick approaches coaching differently than anyone else in the NFL. Here, for the first time, we learn why and how.
"Halberstam does for the three-time Super Bowl winner what "Moneyball" did for the Oakland A's Billy Beane."-- Best Life
"A must-read for not only Patriots fans but any reader of biographies. A collaboration of two formidable intellects." Boston Globe"
"Halberstam may be the first serious author--at least since Buzz Bissinger wrote Friday Night Lights--to capture what so many of us have known for years, but have never quite figured out how to say properly. Football is the new baseball. . . . And by telling Belichick's story, Halberstam has found the perfect metaphor for this theory." The Baltimore Sun"
"David Halberstam is a thorough storyteller, writing in prose both elegant and simple. Grade: A-" Entertainment Weekly"
"A fast-paced read by one of America's greatest nonfiction writers. Buy it to learn about the coach. Read it to learn from the writer." Cleveland Plain Dealer"
"Belichick to Halberstam may be football's best combination since Montana to Rice." Bob Costas"
"If you want to learn about schooling and allegiance and leadership and, most of all, football, by all means--slip inside the sweatshirt." Wall Street Journal"
"Halberstam takes the classic sports-bio formula--one stellar performer's rise to the pinnacle of American sport--and transforms it into a nuance-rich story of individual triumph and social history." Booklist"
"In describing the triumph of 'an unadorned man, ' a coach without artifice, Halberstam has created a tale of excellence." New York Times Book Review"
Titolo: The Education of a Coach
Casa editrice: Hyperion
Data di pubblicazione: 1900
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hyperion, 1900. Audio CD. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Noticeable wear, but still very usable. Clean, mark-free interior! SHIPS WITHIN 24 HOURS! Tracking Provided. DHL processing & USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard & 2-3 Day Expedited! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000574401
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