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Namath : a biography

Author: Mark Kriegel
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the football star's upbringing as the son of a Hungarian immigrant in the steel country of Pennsylvania, his achievements at the University of Alabama, his career with the New York Jets, and his legendary status.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Joe Willie Namath; Joe Willie Namath
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kriegel
ISBN: 0143035355 9780143035350
OCLC Number: 61463198
Description: xiii, 512 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A distant fabled land --
The lower end --
Play ball --
Boy at the top of the stairs --
Pint-sized quarterback --
Magic --
Joey U --
Small-town hero --
Higher education --
The tower --
Colored water --
Stud --
Of southern comforts and the schoolhouse door --
Jimmy --
Sippin' --
Doylestown redux --
Harry Wismer's Titans of New York --
Sonny, as in money --
Happy New Year --
Four hundred grand --
Now appearing on Broadway: Mistress Meniscus --
Wampum --
Salted apples --
No guarantees --
Booze and broads --
Liar's poker --
The star system --
The beauty of Joe --
Bosses --
Student of the game --
Fu Manchu --
Disheveled but happy --
The points --
Super --
America's hero --
The undesirables --
The Joe Namath Show --
Bigger than the game --
The agony of defeat --
The score --
Nobody's perfect --
Don't trust anyone over thirty --
High concept --
Magic six --
Garden City Joe --
Hollywood ending --
That's entertainment --
Sound of the soul --
Deborah --
Old Joe --
Fiji --
Tatiana --
A Vincula Matrimonii --
Classic sports.
Responsibility: Mark Kriegel.

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Discusses the football star's upbringing as the son of a Hungarian immigrant in the steel country of Pennsylvania, his achievements at the University of Alabama, his career with the New York Jets, and his legendary status.

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