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Coach: The Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Griffin
Publication date September 1, 2005
Pages 364
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312348762
ISBN-10 0312348762
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $18.99
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A profile of charismatic college football coach Paul Bryant discusses his roles as father, drill sergeant, and preacher to the young athletes he coached and explores his notable influence on American sports. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

"Revised & Updated"

More than two decades after his death, Paul "Bear" Bryant's imposing shadow still towers over the sport of college football.
For twenty-five years at the University of Alabama, and thirteen years before that at Maryland, Kentucky, and Texas A&M, Bryant pushed his players to excel with a combination of charisma and fear, winning 323 games and six national championships.
In this definitive portrait of a rough-hewn man with an extraordinary gift for leadership, Keith Dunnavant shows how Bryant survived headline-grabbing controversies and the vagaries of a changing social landscape to become college football's greatest coach and the foremost Southern icon of his time.
Coach is the epic story of a larger-than-life figure who overcame poverty and insecurity with intense desire and steely will, reflecting the transformational power of the American experience while emerging as a beacon of pride for Alabamians who felt defensive about their place in the world.

Praise for Coach

"The definitive Bear Bryant biography.... The first serious attempt to portray Bryant as he really was...."
---John Pruett, The Huntsville Times

"Bryant's story says volumes about America and that story is very ably told by Dunnavant...."
---Geoffrey Norman, American Way Magazine

"Balanced and intelligent."
---Kirkus Reviews

"A masterful job."
---The Christian Science Monitor

"Dunnavant skillfully raised my eyebrows...[in] a robust and revealing biography of college football's greatest coach."
---Paul Finebaum, Birmingham Post-Herald

"A thoroughly captivating read."
---Larry Woody, The (Nashville) Tennessean

"Thanks to Dunnavant, the Bear has a biography that does him justice."
---The Sporting News



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780684800417
 
from Simon & Schuster (June 1, 1996)
9780684800417 | details & prices | 368 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A profile of charismatic college football coach Bear Bryant discusses his roles as father, drill sergeant, and preacher to the young athletes he coached and explores his notable influence on American sports
Paperback
Book cover for 9780252070747 Book cover for 9780312348762
 
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Reprint edition from Griffin (September 1, 2005)
9780312348762 | details & prices | 364 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.99
About: A profile of charismatic college football coach Paul Bryant discusses his roles as father, drill sergeant, and preacher to the young athletes he coached and explores his notable influence on American sports.
from Univ of Illinois Pr (March 30, 2005)
9780252070747 | details & prices | List price $18.95

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