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Captain for Life: My Story as a Hall of Fame Linebacker

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A unique and powerful personal tale about the great joy and devastating price of playing professional football, by a legendary former NFL linebacker

One of the greatest linebackers to ever play professional football, Harry Carson built a reputation during his 13 years in the NFL as a fearsome, physical and passionate player who would give everything he had to win. Whether
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ebook, 336 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by St. Martin's Press
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Eric
Aug 02, 2012 Eric rated it really liked it
As I was born in the early 80's, my memories of Carson's playing career are hazy at best. Still, as a lifelong Giants fan, I felt compelled to read this book. Carson is forever linked with the Giants and is something of an icon for their "glory years" in the mid-to-late eighties.

The book is a compelling look at Carson's life (as told by Carson) focusing on the theme of leadership. Carson points out how, t nearly every stage of his life, he tended to step forth and lead (often by example) whether
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Andrew Miller
Mar 15, 2016 Andrew Miller rated it really liked it
Carson's story is an important one given what all we're learning about repetitive head injuries, even mild ones. For someone who's played rugby for years and not necessarily paid a great deal of attention to the NFL, I still found the story fascinating and enjoyed getting to know Carson a little bit better through both what he portrayed on the field and off.
Conny
Sep 30, 2012 Conny rated it it was amazing
I know Harry personally and couldn't wait to read his book. Very interesting to get some inside on what it takes to be a pro football player and the price you pay. Opens your eyes to all the hidden dangers playing this American favorite past time game.
Napoleon Gifford
Decent book

Good book. He didn't talk a whole lot about his personal life. A lot of talk about football but, seems like he zoomed through the seasons.
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It was very interesting. I was a little surprised on how the Giants treated Harry at the end of his career.
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