Evan Leach's Reviews > When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi

When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss
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Feb 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: biography, sports, 2000-2009

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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Started Reading
November 1, 2001 – Finished Reading
February 13, 2012 – Shelved
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: biography
February 20, 2012 – Shelved as: sports
March 28, 2012 – Shelved as: 2000-2009

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