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This is the time of year when all sports fans and even non-sports fans
look forward to the annual global ritual – the playing of the Super
Bowl. And this is a special year among all special years – Number 50 is
Books galore have arrived trading on the event. Full disclosure – even
your favorite reviewer has a worthy collectible that has been
But not to be distracted – Super Bowl Gold -50 Years of the Big Game
(Time, Inc., Books, $40.00, 336 pages) is the football book we are
focused on. Grand in design, rich in photographs, the book contains
short treatments of the previous 49 Super Bowls. All one had to do is
to spin through the ample 36 pages and memories galore, brief as they
are – are there for the browsing or reading. This is a book to
keep on your coffee table, to savor, to use for reference,
reminiscence, ruminating. GO FOR IT
Those in a hockey frame of mind have two nifty reads: Face-Off (Sports
Illustrated Kids $19.95, 78 pages) and Hockey’s Greatest by the editors
of Sports Illustrated Magazine ($32.95, 256 pages).
The tome targeted to the younger set is lavishly illustrated and as its
sub-title proclaims contains top ten lists for everything hockey – the
greatest players, rivalries, smiles, fastest skates and more. Marvelous
for the younger set.
The monstrous Hockey’s Greatest names and showcases the top ten in more
than 15 categories. Page after page in full throttle color, with stats
and insights galore – adorn every page of this sumptuous effort. WORTH
For all those who are fans of hockey - Face-Off and
Hockey’s Greatest are splendid efforts that belong on your sports
Booknotes: “Baseball Maverick” by Steve Kettman (Grove Atlantic,
$16.00, 369 pages, paperback) is a must for fans of the New York Mets
and worth looking act for others - incisive and detailed look at
the man with the many baseball moves and moments. WORTHWHILE
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Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer,
with an intro by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was
Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL
World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers
vs. Chiefs. Filled with new insights, containing commentary from the
unpublished memoir of Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, featuring
oral history from many who were at the game—media, players, coaches,
fans—the book is mainly in the words of those who lived it and saw it
go on to become the Super Bowl, the greatest sports attraction the
world has ever known. Archival photographs and drawings help bring the
event to life.
Dr. Harvey Frommer is a noted oral historian and sports
journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics:
best-selling “New York City Baseball, 1947-1957″ and best-selling
“Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball,” the acclaimed Remembering Yankee
Stadium and best-selling Remembering Fenway Park.
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Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer
and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford,
"When It Was Just a Game" tells the fascinating story of the
ground-breaking AFL NFL World Championship Football game played on
January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs.
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