Mad Ducks And Bears: Football Revisited by George PlimptonMad Ducks And Bears: Football Revisited by George Plimpton

Mad Ducks And Bears: Football Revisited

byGeorge PlimptonForeword bySteve Almond

Hardcover | April 26, 2016

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George Plimpton's follow-up toPaper Lion, one of his personal favorites among his classic books--now repackaged and including a foreword from Steve Almond and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives.

In MAD DUCKS AND BEARS, George Plimpton's engaging companion toPaper Lion, Plimpton focuses on two of the most entertaining and roguish linemen and former teammates--Alex Karras ("Mad Ducks") and John Gordy ("Bears"), both of whom went on to achieve brilliant post-football success.

A more reflective, less madcap book than Plimpton's other work, MAD DUCKS AND BEARS is no less truthful and searching. In this fond exploration of football's values and follies, Plimpton rejoins his two teammates to discuss their careers in this brutal but captivating game. The result is an astute exploration into the fascinating lives and motivations of the players at home, in the locker room, and on the field.
George Plimpton(1927-2003) was the bestselling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of theParis Review. He wrote regularly for such magazines asSports IllustratedandEsquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.
Title:Mad Ducks And Bears: Football RevisitedFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316326445

ISBN - 13:9780316326445


Editorial Reviews

"Sports memoirs, like humor collections, rarely outlive their authors, but Plimpton's books have aged gracefully and even matured. Today they have the additional (and unintended) appeal of vivid history, bearing witness to a mythical era."-Nathaniel Rich, New York Review of Books