In the Name of the Father by Mark Ribowsky audiobook

In the Name of the Father: Family, Football, and the Manning Dynasty

By Mark Ribowsky
Read by Barry Abrams

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge
14.52 Hours Unabridged
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No family in the history of American sports has ascended to the storybook level of greatness and royal succession quite like the Mannings. Although the façade has occasionally cracked—murmurs of locker-room scandal, flashes of fraternal jealousy—this talented trio of quarterbacks is enshrined in American culture, epitomizing once-proud but dying nostrums of Southern Christian manhood. With remarkable nuance, "outstanding biographer" (Dallas Morning News) Mark Ribowsky traces their roots from red-clay Mississippi. From patriarch Archie's heyday at Ole Miss, with its complicated history, to the rise of his Super Bowl champion sons Peyton and Eli, a complex new cultural reality emerges. Drawing on dozens of new interviews, Ribowsky shows that the path to football immortality has not always been smooth, nor completely glorious. The result is a distinctly American saga of a flawed lineage that forever changed the game.

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No family in the history of American sports has ascended to the storybook level of greatness and royal succession quite like the Mannings. Although the façade has occasionally cracked—murmurs of locker-room scandal, flashes of fraternal jealousy—this talented trio of quarterbacks is enshrined in American culture, epitomizing once-proud but dying nostrums of Southern Christian manhood. With remarkable nuance, "outstanding biographer" (Dallas Morning News) Mark Ribowsky traces their roots from red-clay Mississippi. From patriarch Archie's heyday at Ole Miss, with its complicated history, to the rise of his Super Bowl champion sons Peyton and Eli, a complex new cultural reality emerges. Drawing on dozens of new interviews, Ribowsky shows that the path to football immortality has not always been smooth, nor completely glorious. The result is a distinctly American saga of a flawed lineage that forever changed the game.

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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, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 14.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English