The New England Patriots have become a dynasty, though it didn't begin that way. Love 'em, hate 'em, the Pats have captured this country's attention like no other franchise. From two award-winning authors this is the first complete story of a legendary team and its five trophies.
In the tradition of their celebrated illustrated histories of some of sports' most iconic franchises, Stout and Johnson tell the history in full and in colorful detail. This is a lavishly illustrated tale full of larger-than-life characters - from founding owner Billy Sullivan, early stars like Syracuse running back Jim Nance and beloved wide receiver turned broadcaster Gino Cappeletti, to Hall of Famers and stars like John Hannah, Russ Francis, and Steve Grogan through to present-day stars like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and owner Bob Kraft.
Featuring essays by Richard Johnson, Upton Bell, Leigh Montville, Lesley Visser, Howard Bryant, Ron Borges, and more, The Pats is a must-have gift for fans, old and new, and an indelible portrait of the most talked about team in NFL history.
Glenn Stout is the author, editor or ghostwriter of more than 90 books, including The Pats: An Illustrated History of the New England Patriots, The Selling of the Babe, the groundbreaking Boston Globe bestseller Fenway 1912, bestsellers Red Sox Century and Yankees Century, and the critically acclaimed Nine Months at Ground Zero, and Young Woman and The Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World, now in development for Paramount Pictures. He has served as Series Editor for The Best American Sports Writing since its inception. He has been awarded both the Seymour Medal and Ritter Award by the Society for American Baseball Research and "Yes, She Can!" was named on the 2012 Amelia Bloomer list for feminist content.
Glenn currently is at work on his next book, teaches and consults on all aspects of writing, including proposals, manuscripts and longform narrative journalism. Born in Ohio and a graduate of Bard College, Glenn is dual citizen of the United States and Canada and lived many years In Boston's South End and elsewhere in Massachusetts. He now lives in Vermont with his family on Lake Champlain. Before becoming a writer Glenn did construction work, served as a security guard, a painter, and worked in libraries. Glenn invites his readers to his blog, to join his facebook page for The Best American Sports Writing, or to visit his website, glennstout.net. Follow Glenn @GlennStout, www.glennstout.net .
Richard Johnson is the author of New England Patriots: Yesterday and Today. He is also the curator of the Sports Museum of New England. A native of Worcester, he lives in Braintree, Massachusetts.
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