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The League : how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire

Author: John Eisenberg
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in America The National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus spewing out $13 billion in annual revenue. Yet its current dominance has obscured how professional football got its start. In The League, John Eisenberg reveals that Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Eisenberg, John, 1956-
League.
New York : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., [2018]
(DLC) 2018012386
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Eisenberg
ISBN: 9781541617377 1541617371 9781541617384 154161738X
OCLC Number: 1031040003
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prologue --
Part One. Chapter 1: Halas: The founder --
Chapter 2: Mara: The promoter --
Chapter 3: Marshall: The showman --
Chapter 4: Bell: The profligate son --
Chapter 5: Rooney: The gambler --
Part Two. Chapter 6: Almost broke --
Chapter 7: New ideas --
Chapter 8: Benny and the Giants --
Chapter 9: Instituting a draft --
Chapter 10: Betting bonanza --
Chapter 11: Move to DC --
Part Three. Chapter 12: Brotherhood of rivals --
Chapter 13: A step forward --
Chapter 14: The greatest rout --
Chapter 15: Same, old Pirates --
Chapter 16: Political winds --
Chapter 17: Dog meat --
Chapter 18: Two wars --
Chapter 19: The right guy in charge --
Part Four. Chapter 20: Back across the color line --
Chapter 21: Scandal --
Chapter 22: Everyone loses --
Chapter 23: The little black box --
Chapter 24: All-white Redskins --
Chapter 25: Forty million viewers --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: John Eisenberg.

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