The Last Cowboy by Mark Ribowsky audiobook

The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry

By Mark Ribowsky
Read by Peter Berkrot

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27.83 Hours Unabridged
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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

Author Bio: Mark Ribowsky

Author Bio: Mark Ribowsky

Mark Ribowsky is an author of many books, including Howard Cosell and the New York Times Notable Book Don’t Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball, as well as The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 27.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English