Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 1999
CS ISBN 0671776290 $25.00 Four cassettes
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Clinton expert David Maraniss has written a very American story about a very American character, and you don't have to be a football fan to enjoy it. In his depiction of Coach Vince Lombardi, Maraniss demonstrates that a hero with blemishes can be more interesting than a flawless legend. Lombardi, the son on an immigrant Italian butcher, made his teams win by sheer guts and determination, and that is the theme that resonates. It is a pleasure to go back to a time when love of the game was a bigger issue than big money. Maraniss is not the best reader, but you trust him, and political junkies will particularly enjoy his presentation. M.D.B. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 00]
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