The Last Cowboy by Mark Ribowsky audiobook

The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry

By Mark Ribowsky
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"An eloquent, honest tribute to a sports genius." -Publishers Weekly, Best 100 Books of 2013 Movie rights optioned by NFL Films As the coach during professional football's most storied era, Tom Landry transformed the gridiron from a no-holds-barred battlefield to the highly-technical chess match it is today. With his trademark fedora and stoic facade, he was a man of faith and few words, for twenty-nine years guiding "America's Team" from laughingstock to well-oiled machine, with an unprecedented twenty consecutive winning seasons and two Super Bowl titles. Now, more than a decade after Landry's death, acclaimed biographer Mark Ribowsky takes a fresh look at this misunderstood legend, telling us as much about our country's obsession with football as about Landry himself, the likes of whom we'll never see again.

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013

"An eloquent, honest tribute to a sports genius." -Publishers Weekly, Best 100 Books of 2013 Movie rights optioned by NFL Films As the coach during professional football's most storied era, Tom Landry transformed the gridiron from a no-holds-barred battlefield to the highly-technical chess match it is today. With his trademark fedora and stoic facade, he was a man of faith and few words, for twenty-nine years guiding "America's Team" from laughingstock to well-oiled machine, with an unprecedented twenty consecutive winning seasons and two Super Bowl titles. Now, more than a decade after Landry's death, acclaimed biographer Mark Ribowsky takes a fresh look at this misunderstood legend, telling us as much about our country's obsession with football as about Landry himself, the likes of whom we'll never see again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] huge and hugely entertaining biography…Extraordinary.” Dallas Morning News
“[An] authoritative biography…Ribowsky’s thorough examination of a surprisingly complicated man offers original reporting, which serves here as merely a complement to this impressively researched work…An eloquent, honest tribute to a football genius.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Recounts Landry’s life honestly, avoiding both distortion and hagiography while portraying a stoic, flawed man of honor…A triumph of extensive research and interviews. It will be welcomed by all football fans.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Readers looking for a recap of one of football’s greatest innovators and coaches will be enthralled.” Booklist
“[Ribowsky] provides as complete a picture of ‘God’s Coach’ as we’re likely to get.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Mark Ribowsky

Author Bio: Mark Ribowsky

Mark Ribowsky is the acclaimed author of more than thirty books on music, sports, and pop culture, his definitive biographies including those of Phil Spector, the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Lynyrd Skynyrd, James Taylor, Hank Williams, and Little Richard. His biography of Otis Redding was a finalist for the prestigious Marfield Prize. Some of his sports subjects include Al Davis, Satchel Paige, Howard Cosell, Tom Landry, Don Shula, the football Manning family, and a complete history of the Negro baseball leagues. He co-authored Dale Berra’s My Dad, Yogi. He has also written major articles for Playboy, Penthouse, and Sport and has appeared on Dateline NBC, Primetime Live, The Tavis Smiley Show, and numerous radio and Internet programs and documentaries.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 27.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English