Evan Leach's Reviews > When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi
When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi
David Maraniss is a truly gifted writer (his take on Clinton, First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton, is probably the finest biography I've ever read), and he does full justice to a football titan with this book. This is the definitive biography of Lombardi, and the only thing holding me back from a glowing 5-star rating is that Lombardi simply isn't the most fascinating subject for a 500+ page bio. He was a driven man who enjoyed phenomenal success, but even as an avid football fan I thought this dragged just a bit in places. Still, if you want to learn about Lombardi or if you're just a fan of the sport, this is a real pleasure. 4 stars, recommended.
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