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Football's Greatest Stars
By Allan Maki, Thurman Thomas (foreword by) and George Johnson (contributor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Firefly Books Ltd
Publication date September 12, 2008
Pages 216
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781554073894
ISBN-10 1554073898
Dimensions 1 by 9.25 by 11.25 in.
Weight 3.16 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Canada
Original list price $35.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

An exciting history of the game, with profiles of its greatest players.

At the heart of Football's Greatest Stars are detailed profiles of the 50 greatest players of professional history. They're all here -- the original heroes, the '80s superstars and the future Hall of Famers.

Luminaries include:

  • Brett Favre
  • Dan Marino
  • Deacon Jones
  • Dick Butkus
  • Forrest Gregg
  • Fran Tarkenton
  • Jerry Rice
  • Joe Montana
  • Joe Namath
  • Johnny Unitas
  • Lawrence Taylor
  • Peyton Manning
  • Roger Staubach
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Tom Brady
  • ... and 35 others.

Football is followed by more fans than any other sport in the United States. It's also cherished by big businesses, which pay $2.7 million for a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl.

Why is professional football so popular? How did it get that way? Who are the men who carried this storied league to the biggest stage in the United States? Allan Maki assesses the NFL's rise to greatness with three compelling essays on the men, the moments and the circumstances that have created the game that's watched today by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In addition to the player profiles, 32 franchise profiles chart the league's rise to greatness.

Football's Greatest Stars is a superb book for fans, and a compelling history of a great game.

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