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Paper lion : confessions of a last-string quarterback

Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Little, Brown editionView all editions and formats
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George Plimpton was perhaps best known for PAPER LION, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Plimpton; George Plimpton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Plimpton
ISBN: 9780316284509 0316284505
OCLC Number: 926062077
Notes: "Foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff"--Cover.
Originally published by Harper & Row, 1965.
Description: xii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: George Plimpton.
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George Plimpton was perhaps best known for PAPER LION, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals. One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, PAPER LION is a classic look at the gridiron game and a book The Wall Street Journal calls "a continuous feast ... The best book ever about football--or anything!"--Amazon.com.

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