When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore : A Father and a Son, a Team and a Time (Paperback) - Gildea, William

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"Mr. Gildea''s book is at once an elegy and a eulogy... In this volume, every word is from the heart."-- "New York Times"

"William Gildea''s "When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore" is to football what Roger Kahn''s "The Boys of Summer" was to baseball. It''s one of the best reads in a long, long time and should be a best seller."--Larry King

In this personal and moving book, William Gildea blends reminiscences of his boyhood in Baltimore with profiles of famous Colts players such as Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Y. A. Tittle, and others. Recalling his relationship with his father and the love they shared for a team, Gildea evokes the spirit of 1950s America, when professional athletes were workaday neighbors and community was more than a political slogan. This is a story, too, about the geography of the heart: why something so simple as a team can arouse such emotional attachments, how a group of players with horseshoes on their helmets could have been part of the generational glue between parent and child. Written with feeling and insight, this is an affecting tribute to a team and a time etched in memory.

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Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780801853791
SKU 30153286
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0801853796
Release Date 11/7/2003
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
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Editors Note "Mr. Gildea's book is at once an elegy and a eulogy. . . . In this volume, every word is from the heart."--New York Times"William Gildea's When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore is to football what Roger Kahn's The Boys of Summer was to baseball. It's one of the best reads in a long, long time and should be a best seller."--Larry KingIn this personal and moving book, William Gildea blends reminiscences of his boyhood in Baltimore with profiles of famous Colts players such as Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Y. A. Tittle, and others. Recalling his relationship with his father and the love they shared for a team, Gildea evokes the spirit of 1950s America, when professional athletes were workaday neighbors and community was more than a political slogan. This is a story, too, about the geography of the heart: why something so simple as a team can arouse such emotional attachments, how a group of players with horseshoes on their helmets could have been part of the generational glue between parent and child. Written with feeling and insight, this is an affecting tribute to a team and a time etched in memory.
Editors Note 1 In this personal and moving book, William Gildea, a sportswriter for the Washington Post, blends reminiscences of his boyhood in Baltimore with profiles of famous Colts players such as Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Y. A. Title, and others. Recalling his relationship with his father and the love they shared for a team, Gildea evokes the spirit of 1950s America, when professional athletes were workaday neighbors and community was more than a political slogan.
Editors Note 2 "Mr. Gildea's book is at once an elegy and a eulogy... In this volume, every word is from the heart." -- New York Times"William Gildea's When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore is to football what Roger Kahn's The Boys of Summer was to baseball. It's one of the best reads in a long, long time and should be a best seller." -- Larry KingIn this personal and moving book, William Gildea blends reminiscences of his boyhood in Baltimore with profiles of famous Colts players such as Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Y. A. Tittle, and others. Recalling his relationship with his father and the love they shared for a team, Gildea evokes the spirit of 1950s America, when professional athletes were workaday neighbors and community was more than a political slogan. This is a story, too, about the geography of the heart: why something so simple as a team can arouse such emotional attachments, how a group of players with horseshoes on their helmets could have been part of the generational glue between parent and child. Written with feeling and insight, this is an affecting tribute to a team and a time etched in memory.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press

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