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Football's Greatest Stars

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Edition Notes: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Author Statement: Allan Maki ; foreword by Thurman Thomas
Audience: Trade
Specs: 140 color photographs, archival and black-and-white photos, index
Pages: 248
Trim Size: 9" X 11" X 7/8"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20130801
Copyright Year: 2013
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Football's Greatest Stars

Praise for the first edition:
It's sure to be a hit with any gridiron fan.
-- American Profile

A superb book for fans and a compelling history of a great game.
-- BookPage

In the United States, football has more fans than any other sport. Why is the NFL so popular? Who are the players that have carried this storied league to the biggest stage in America? These questions and many more are answered in detail in Football's Greatest Stars.

Author Allan Maki includes fascinating profiles of the 50 greatest and most exciting players in the history of professional football. They're all here: from the pioneers of the game to the current stars to the legends headed to the Hall of Fame. Exciting photographs show these past and present superstars in action, and 32 franchise profiles chart the league's rise to the top of professional sports.

Some of the stars new to this edition are:

  • Jared Allen
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Drew Brees
  • Adrian Peterson
  • Larry Fitzgerald
  • Troy Polamalu
  • Antonio Gates
  • Darrelle Revis
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Ray Rice
  • Rob Gronkowski
  • Justin Smith
  • Andre Johnson
  • Terrell Suggs
  • Calvin Johnson
  • Joe Thomas
  • Maurice Jones-Drew
  • DeMarcus Ware
  • Haloti Nagata
  • Patrick Willis
  • Cam Newton

Allan Maki also examines the sport in three insightful essays: one on the National Football League's spectacular rise to prominence, another on the leading men and defining moments that have shaped the league and a third on the sport's legends-to-be. Football's Greatest Stars is a superb book for every fan and a compelling history of a great game.

Bio:

Allan Maki is an award-winning sports journalist and writes on football for Canada's The Globe and Mail.

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