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When Pride Still Mattered

David Maraniss

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When Pride Still Mattered is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country. It is also a vibrant football story, abundant with accounts of Lombardi's thrilling life in that world, from his playing days with the Seven Blocks of Granite at Fordham in the 1930s to the glory of coaching the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s. It is also a study of national myths, tracing what Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Maraniss calls the fallacy of the innocent past, and an absorbing account of the mythmakers from Grantland Rice to Howard Cosell who shaped Lombardi's image. By the time he died of cancer in 1970, after one season in Washington during which he transformed the Redskins into winners, Lombardi had become a mythic character who transcended sport, and his legend has only grown in the decades since. In When Pride Still Mattered, Maraniss renders Lombardi as flawed and driven yet ultimately misunderstood, a heroic figure who was more complex and authentic than the stereotypical images of him propounded by admirers and critics. Using the same meticulous reporting and sweeping narrative style that he employed in First in His Class, his classic biography of Bill Clinton, Maraniss separates myth from reality and wondrously recaptures Vince Lombardi's life and times.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard M. Davidson

Length:

28h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

54:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

56:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

53:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

43:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

44:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

37:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

35:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

44:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

44:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

59:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

45:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

39:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

37:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

46:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

43:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

46:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

32:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

32:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

45:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

44:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

30:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

59:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

32:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

30:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:19