Paterno by Joe Posnanski audiobook

Paterno

By Joe Posnanski
Read by Joe Mantegna

Simon & Schuster Audio
13.05 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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From America’s premier sportswriter, the definitive, #1 New York Times bestselling biography of Joe Paterno and the story of America’s love affair with football. Joe Paterno believed that football was a way to teach young men how to live. He coached at Penn State for 62 years. In the course of his years as a head coach, his teams won 409 games, a Division I record. At the end of his life, more than 100 of those wins were invalidated by the NCAA because of the crimes of a longtime assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, and Paterno’s alleged knowledge of those crimes—knowledge Paterno denied until his death. In the process, the name Paterno—the name he had spent a lifetime building—came to represent scandal and controversy. Joe Posnanski lived in State College, Pennsylvania, through the turbulent final months of Paterno’s life and was with him and his family as the scandal that eventually consumed him unfolded. Now with a new afterword, Posnan­ski’s book delves deep into the life of Joe Paterno, going back to his childhood days in Brooklyn and his college days at Brown, and looks at him through the eyes of the young men he coached. It is a portrait that goes beyond the daily headlines and into the life of a stubborn idealist, a teacher, and a flawed but principled man who, to the very end, loved to coach.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

From America’s premier sportswriter, the definitive, #1 New York Times bestselling biography of Joe Paterno and the story of America’s love affair with football.

Joe Paterno believed that football was a way to teach young men how to live. He coached at Penn State for 62 years. In the course of his years as a head coach, his teams won 409 games, a Division I record. At the end of his life, more than 100 of those wins were invalidated by the NCAA because of the crimes of a longtime assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, and Paterno’s alleged knowledge of those crimes—knowledge Paterno denied until his death. In the process, the name Paterno—the name he had spent a lifetime building—came to represent scandal and controversy.

Joe Posnanski lived in State College, Pennsylvania, through the turbulent final months of Paterno’s life and was with him and his family as the scandal that eventually consumed him unfolded. Now with a new afterword, Posnan­ski’s book delves deep into the life of Joe Paterno, going back to his childhood days in Brooklyn and his college days at Brown, and looks at him through the eyes of the young men he coached. It is a portrait that goes beyond the daily headlines and into the life of a stubborn idealist, a teacher, and a flawed but principled man who, to the very end, loved to coach.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Paterno adds grain and texture to the historical record…makes a cogent case for absorbing Paterno's entire legacy.” New York Times
“I urge you to read [Paterno]…A life is never defined entirely by a man's good, or by his bad.” New York Post
“Paterno is a portrait very much in three dimensions. It is the story of an extraordinary life.” Philadelphia Daily News
“It is exhilarating to read of Paterno the man and gripping to read of his downfall.” ESPN.com

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Author

Author Bio: Joe Posnanski

Author Bio: Joe Posnanski

Joe Posnanski is a senior writer at Sports on Earth. Previously, he was senior writer at Sports Illustrated and sports writer for the Kansas City Star. He was named National Sportswriter of the Year in 2011 and was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He is the author of four books, including The Good Stuff and The Soul of Baseball. Posnanski currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English