Descripción "Coach" “ Revised &- Updated”
More than two decades after his death, Paul “ Bear” Bryant’ s imposing shadow still towers over the sport of college football.
For twenty-five years at the University of Alabama, and thirteen years before that at Maryland, Kentucky, and Texas A&- M, Bryant pushed his players to excel with a combination of charisma and fear, winning 323 games and six national championships.
In this definitive portrait of a rough-hewn man with an extraordinary gift for leadership, Keith Dunnavant shows how Bryant survived headline-grabbing controversies and the vagaries of a changing social landscape to become college football’ s greatest coach and the foremost Southern icon of his time.
"Coach "is the epic story of a larger-than-life figure who overcame poverty and insecurity with intense desire and steely will, reflecting the transformational power of the American experience while emerging as a beacon of pride for Alabamians who felt defensive about their place in the world.
Praise for "Coach"
“ The definitive Bear Bryant biography.... The first serious attempt to portray Bryant as he really was....”
– -John Pruett, "The Huntsville Times"
“ Bryant’ s story says volumes about America and that story is very ably told by Dunnavant....”
– -Geoffrey Norman, "American Way" "Magazine"
“ Balanced and intelligent.”
– -"Kirkus Reviews"
“ A masterful job.”
– -"The Christian Science Monitor"
“ Dunnavant skillfully raised my eyebrows...[in] a robust and revealingbiography of college football’ s greatest coach.”
– -Paul Finebaum, "Birmingham Post-Herald"
“ A thoroughly captivating read.”
– -Larry Woody, "The "(Nashville)" Tennessean"
“ Thanks to Dunnavant, the Bear has a biography that does him justice.”
– -"The Sporting News"