The Genius: How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football And Created An Nfl Dynasty

September 8, 2009|
The Genius: How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football And Created An Nfl Dynasty by David Harris
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The Genius is the gripping account of Bill Walsh’s career and how, through tactical and organizational skill, he transformed the San Francisco Forty Niners from a fallen franchise into a football dynasty. Along with his right-hand man John McVay, Walsh built the foundation for this success by drafting or trading for a durable core of stars, including Joe Montana, Fred Dean, and Hacksaw Reynolds. (Walsh would later restock the team with such players as Jerry Rice, Steve Young, and Charles Haley.) The key to Walsh’s genius perhaps lay in his keen understanding of his athletes’ psyches–he knew what brought out the best in each of them. With unmatched access to players, fellow coaches, executives, beat reporters, and Walsh himself, David Harris recounts the whole story–including Walsh’s pre-Niners odyssey, the demons that pushed him throughout his career, and the scope of his impact on the game beyond the field and locker room. In the end, Harris reveals the brilliant man behind the coaching legend.
David Harris is the author of ten books–including The Genius and his widely acclaimed study of the professional football business, The League–and a former contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone. He has been a Forty Niners fan since he was ten and first crossed paths with Bill Walsh as a Stanford student in...
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Title:The Genius: How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football And Created An Nfl DynastyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 7.95 X 5.13 X 0.85 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 7.95 X 5.13 X 0.85 inPublished:September 8, 2009Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345499123

ISBN - 13:9780345499127

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