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Giants Among Men Giants Among Men Giants Among Men

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  42 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
From the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, when basketball's Boston Celtics were piecing together a run for the ages, when Montreal’s Canadiens were in the midst of notching a record-setting five straight Stanley Cups, and when the New York Yankees were the once-and-future kings of the diamond, one team boosted the NFL to national prominence as none other: the New York Giants. ...more
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Published October 7th 2008 by Random House (first published 2008)
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Eric
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Giants fans and other NFL fans
Recommended to Eric by: Jim Comer
Shelves: sports
This book, a look at the Giants dynasty that helped popularize American football in the 1950s, was eerily similar to Summer of '49, a detailed look at the 1949 Yankees -- so much so that I checked to see if it was the same author (it isn't, that was written by David Halberstam). Both books give extremely detailed overviews of the games, the players, the times and the culture, and are written in a similarly authoritative and informed manner. Both books are also about favorite teams of mine, albei ...more
Bob
Jul 28, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Baseball is much more important to me, and has probably generated more, and more important books than football, both historical and fiction. That being said, this seems like an important book. Almost an obligation to read for a sports fan, and/or someone from the greater NYC metro area. Also comes recommended by a friend.........Update: Old fashioned sports book. Solid history of a great team at an important time for the NFL. Even the sports-impaired will recognize many of the players here, Mr. ...more
Steve
Sep 28, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jack Cavanaugh will never be mistaken for the likes of John Finestein, David Maraniss, or David Halberstam. Still, for a look at the NFL just prior to the hey days of the early-mid 60s, this is a fairly enjoyable read.
Mahlon
Nov 11, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NY Giant fans only
Shelves: read-2008
If you're most interested in information on the 1956-58 Giants, you'd be better off reading "The Glory Game" by Frank Gifford. This book's real strength is the post 58-early 1960's era.
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