9781631494604-1631494600-Shula: The Coach of the NFL's Greatest Generation

Shula: The Coach of the NFL's Greatest Generation

ISBN-13: 9781631494604
ISBN-10: 1631494600
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Ribowsky, Mark
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Liveright
Format: Hardcover 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781631494604
ISBN-10: 1631494600
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Ribowsky, Mark
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Liveright
Format: Hardcover 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ribowsky, Mark wrote Shula: The Coach of the NFL's Greatest Generation comprising 400 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1631494600 and 9781631494604. Since then Shula: The Coach of the NFL's Greatest Generation textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A Publishers Weekly Holiday Gift Guide Selection

Spanning seven decades, the notorious loss of Super Bowl III, and an historic undefeated season with the Dolphins, Shula is the definitive biography of a coaching legend.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, Don Shula remains the winningest coach of all time with 347 career victories and the only undefeated season in NFL history. But before he became the architect of the Dolphins dynasty, Shula was a hardworking kid selling fish on the banks of Lake Erie, the eldest of six children born during the Depression to Hungarian immigrant parents. As acclaimed sports biographer Mark Ribowsky shows, Shula met serious resistance at home when he asked to play high school football, but when his parents finally relented, they discovered that their son, though perhaps short on the physical gifts of the truly blessed, had an unmatched mind for the game’s strategy and a stomach for its brutality.

With rugged determination, the jut-jawed Shula started as a defensive back in the 1950s, later beginning his thirty-two-year coaching career as the then-youngest coach ever with the Baltimore Colts. The Colts had several successful years, but Shula never quite recovered from the historic loss to the upstart New York Jets in Super Bowl III, and when a lucrative job opened in Miami, he took his talents to South Beach, where he led the Dolphins to the first perfect season in NFL history.

Tracing Shula’s singular rise from his blue-collar origins to his glory days in the Miami heat, Ribowsky reveals a man of grit and charisma who never lost sight of a simple creed: “All I’ve ever done is roll up my sleeves, figure out what to do, and start doing it.” 8 pages of black white photographs
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