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All about football

Originally published in the Ketchikan Daily News, November 2019; written by Pat Tully


Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season (Halloween notwithstanding), a time to enjoy family, food and … football!


Before, after and in between games this coming weekend, what could be better than reading about football? These are just a few of the new books we have on the subject:

  • LARGE PRINT 796.332092 NAMATH: All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters, by Joe Namath. A lively, honest autobiography by NFL great Broadway Joe Namath.

  • ZENTNER: Copperhead: a novel by Alexi Zentner. A coming-of-age novel about a high school football star, his dysfunctional family, and a terrible decision that could wreck his future.

  • FREEMA: King of the Mississippi: a novel by Mike Freedman. A wickedly funny novel about two competing Houston conmen who use their football and military experiences to further their aims.

  • Large Print 617.1027 UTECHT: Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter to My Family, by Ben Utecht with Mark Tabb.

  • 796.0922 ZIMMERM: Dr. Z: The Lost Memories of an Irreverent Football Writer, by Paul Lionel Zimmerman.

  • 796.332 FEINSTE: Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League, by John Feinstein.

  • 796.332 JACKSON: Fantasy Man: A Former NFL Player Descends Into the Brutality of Fantasy Football, by Nate Jackson.

  • 796.332 KIRWAN: Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look, by Pat Kirwan.

  • PLAYAWAY YA 796.332 SHEINKIN: Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team, by Steve Sheinkin.

  • 796.3326 DOEDEN: The Super Bowl: Chasing Football Immortality, by Matt Doeden.

  • 796.3326 SAMAHA: Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City, by Albert Samaha.

  • 940.5481 CURTIS: Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the Boys Who Went to War, by Brian Curtis.

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