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Genius How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football and Created an NFL Dynasty

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ISBN-10: 1400066654

ISBN-13: 9781400066650

Edition: 2008

Authors: David Harris, Dave Harris

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The Geniusis the gripping and definitive account of Bill Walsh's career and how he built a football dynasty from the rubble of a fallen franchise. David Harris gives a stellar account of the silver-haired sophisticate from humble working-class roots who was hired as head coach and general manager of the San Francisco Forty Niners in January 1979 and became the architect of what is arguably the greatest ten-year run in NFL history. With unmatched access to players, fellow coaches, executives, the reporters who covered the Niners' heyday, and Walsh himself, Harris recounts how Walsh, through tactical and organizational genius, created a football juggernaut. There were also the demons that…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

David Harris is the legendary anti-war activist who went to jail for draft resistance in the 1960s. Formerly a contributing editor at the "New York Times Magazine" & "Rolling Stone", his seven previous books include "The League", "Dreams Die Hard", & "The Last Stand".

Bill and Eddie
"A Little Bit of Dignity and Class"p. 3
You Can Only Kiss a Guy's Ass So Farp. 10
The Right Fitp. 20
Growing into the Gamep. 27
Climbing the Ladderp. 36
The Greatest Disappointmentp. 44
Opportunity Knocksp. 52
The Miracle
Marching Ordersp. 61
An Eye for Talentp. 69
How to Coachp. 78
Forty Niners Footballp. 87
That Kind of Seasonp. 93
Building a Teamp. 103
The Least likely Moment to Say Things Look Goodp. 113
"Our Time Will Came"p. 123
Who's Next?p. 133
Worst to Firstp. 143
Lost, Then Found
Life in a Fishbowlp. 159
Back-to-Back?p. 166
The Collapsep. 176
Pain Around the Edgesp. 185
Serious Businessp. 194
As Close to Perfect as You Can Getp. 209
Redemptionp. 220
Anything But Easy
"What Do You Think of That West Coast Offense Now?"p. 235
Banged Up, Beaten Down, Then Shatteredp. 251
A Different Drummerp. 265
Diminishing Returnsp. 274
Fool's Goldp. 287
Bill v. Bill, Joe v. Stevep. 301
Falling Aport and Coming Togetherp. 311
Destinyp. 327
Epilogue: The Genius, Rest in Peacep. 343
Author's Notep. 357
Sourcesp. 359
Indexp. 375
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