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NFL 100 : a century of pro football
2019
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Coinciding with the NFL’s 100th anniversary, a visual history of America’s most popular sport traces football from its beginnings to modern times through lists, charts, statistics and infographics alongside photos of evolving equipment and other memorabilia. 100,000 first printing. Illustrations. - (Baker & Taylor)

An authorized visual history of America&;s most popular sport
 
Timed to coincide with the National Football League&;s 100th anniversary, NFL 100 celebrates the history of America&;s most popular and highly watched sport. From its humble beginnings in Canton, Ohio, to its emergence as a sport cherished by millions, all the key moments and famous athletes are honored within the pages of this handsomely produced book. In addition to the lively text, and action and portrait photography, the story of the game and the context in which it grew are animated by original lists, charts, creative statistics, and infographics, along with beautiful photos of the evolving equipment and artifacts essential to the story of the sport. A perfect gift, NFL 100 will be cherished by every football fan, new or old.
 
- (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)

Author Biography

Rob Fleder was executive editor of Sports Illustrated and the editor of its related books during his tenure at Time Inc. Among the books he edited are Sports Illustrated 50: The Anniversary Book and Sports Illustrated: The Football Book. Currently editing books and consulting on publishing projects for his company, Low Gear & Minus, Inc., Fleder lives in Westchester, New York.
- (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)

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The highlight of this official coffee-table book celebrating the NFL's first 100 years is its layout. Edited by former Sports Illustrated editor Fleder, it takes a decade-by-decade approach to the league's past. Each chapter begins with a photo spread, a two-page historical narrative by eminent author Michael McCambridge, and a graphic spread of the decade's leaders, champions, innovators, and statistics. The remainder of each section consists of large, mostly color photos; short excerpts from the published works of celebrated football writers on notable players, coaches, and games; and hefty pull quotes—sometimes a whole page is devoted to one quotation. When the NFL turned 75, the official book, 75 Seasons, also took a decade-by-decade approach but featured much more text, and all of it new. That volume also boasted an extended historical narrative on each decade. VERDICT This appealing book contains a nice selection of text excerpts, but it doesn't quite measure up to the NFL's 75th anniversary celebration tribute.

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