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North Dallas Forty by Peter Gent
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Jul 23, 2011

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c1973. I read this book after seeing the fantastic film which is unusual for me as I normally do it the other way around. But I knew that there must be more to the story than depicted in the film. Written by Mr Gent who, I believe, was actually a "former offensive end for the Dallas cowboys. (Don't you just love the terminology!!!!!), I found the story riveting even for a lass living on the Dark Continent at the time. Larry King liked this book calling Mr Gent "He's good, astonishingly so, and so is his book." The overriding impression that this book left on me was the lengths that sportsmen will go to further their professional career. Having been on the edge of this chase for personal bests and stats and teams etc, it is so easy to see the temptations and how you can get caght up in it all if you do not take a step back and queston motivation.

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