New York: Liveright, 2013. First Edition, First Printing. Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket.
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality.
New / New. Item #16103
"[Ribowsky] recounts Landry’s life honestly, avoiding both distortion and hagiography while portraying a stoic, flawed man of honor…. A triumph of extensive research and interviews. It will be welcomed by all football fans." ― Library Journal, starred review.
Tom Landry was the coach of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys for the team’s first 29 years, compiling an unprecedented 20 consecutive winning seasons and two Super Bowl championships.
Landry laid the foundation for the modern NFL, using computers to help analyze player data, scouting small and historically black colleges, and instituting the now-common practice of having the coaches call the plays, among other innovations. Landry was viewed by players, coaches, fans, and the press as aloof, intellectual, and, more often than not, inscrutable.