Professional and college football seasons are both in full swing. If you’re a fan and need something to do between games, stop into the library and pick up a football-themed book. Here are just some of the books we have available:
Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger: The classic, best-selling story of life in the football-driven town of Odessa, Texas, with a new afterword that looks at the players and the town ten years later
War as They Knew It by Michael Rosenberg: Award-winning columnist Michael Rosenberg chronicles the days of campus unrest and civil turmoil during the Vietnam War years as seen through the prism of two legendary college football coaches, Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler.
Brady vs. Manning by Gary Myers: Explores how the rivalry between quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady has shaped their careers and the NFL overall, sharing insights into their opinions about each other and the factors that shaped them as men and athletes.
The Perfect Pass by S.C. Gwynne: New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach–two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s–changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL.
QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young: Former San Francisco 49er, Super Bowl champion, NFL MVP, and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives readers an unprecedented and stunning inside look at what it takes to become a super-elite professional quarterback.
Unbeatable by Jerry Barca: Perhaps the best undefeated team in the history of college football–the dramatic true story of the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their incredible unbeaten season.
Monsters by Rich Cohen: For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the 1985 Chicago Bears were more than a football team: they were the greatest football team ever–a gang of colorful nuts, dancing and pounding their way to victory. They won a Super Bowl and saved a city.