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Madden

Madden

A Biography
By Bryan Burwell, Foreword by Pat Summerall

SPORTS & RECREATION

288 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

ISBN 9781600783791

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Aug 2011)

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Overview

From Al Davis and the Raiders to Canton, from the booth to the bus to “turduckens” on Thanksgiving Day, this is the definitive Madden book, a wild collection of stories from his 50 years in the NFL. Longtime sports columnist Bryan Burwell has written the first comprehensive biography of this living legend, whose incredible football knowledge, down-home sensibilities, and tireless work ethic made him arguably the most popular sports analyst in any sport. As a coach, he has the highest winning percentage in history, and he led the Oakland Raiders to a 1979 Super Bowl Championship. He followed that up by becoming the most beloved and popular football announcer in the country, and in the third stage of his public life, the Hall of Fame coach became known to new generations of fans through his eponymous line of groundbreaking video games, which are among the bestselling titles of all time.

Author Biography

Bryan Burwell is an award-winning sports columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is the author of At The Buzzer! The Greatest Moments in NBA History and his work has appeared in several sports anthologies, USA Today, the New York Daily News, the Sporting News, and Sports Illustrated. On television, he is a regular contributor to ESPN's The Sports Reporters and spent 14 years with HBO Sports. He was the host and writer of a nationally syndicated TV documentary on the Negro baseball leagues called The Color of Change, which won two Telly Awards. Pat Summerall is a former professional football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN. He is best known for his work with John Madden on NFL telecasts for CBS and Fox.

Media

On December 14th, Bryan Burwell talks Madden's life with "Miller & Brinson" on KXNO (Des Moines, IA).

 

Madden was mentioned on November 16, 2011 in USA Today in an interview with John Madden: "Q&A: Madden Surprised By Rookie Successes."

Bryan Burwell and Madden are featured by the The Grant Napear Show CBS Sacramento.

 

"Bryan Burwell was on with Grant today to talk about his book, Madden: A Biography. Bryan talked about the process of writing the book, and what John Madden is really like. He also talked about some of the reasons Madden was so great. Lastly, Bryan told some stories he had from being around John Madden." Listen here.
Bryan Burwell stops by The Reality Check to talk Madden.
Bryan Burwell discusses Madden on Sports Brothers.
Bob D'Angelo on TBO.com gives a great review to Madden.
Bryan Burwell talks to The Broad Street Line about the life of Madden.
Bryan Burwell talks to Noah Coslov on STLToday.com about Madden.

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Madden:
A Biography
By Bryan Burwell
Foreword by Pat Summerall

 

"The John Madden you are about to discover is nothing at all like the person you think you know."
- Pat Summerall

 

Nobody has had as much impact on the world of football in the last 50 years as John Madden. With incisive wit and superhuman energy, this one man football factory has seen and done it all. As a coach, he has the highest winning percentage in history, and he led the Oakland Raiders to a 1979 Super Bowl Championship. He followed that up by becoming the most beloved and popular football announcer in the country, experiencing unparalleled success in a broadcasting career that lasted for parts of four different decades.

 

In Madden, longtime sports columnist Bryan Burwell has written the first comprehensive biography of this living legend. From his days as a star athlete in Daly City, California, Madden was driven to succeed, a trait that helped him persevere during his tumultuous years with the Raiders under Al Davis and compelled him to try his hand at broadcasting after his coaching career was over. Madden's incredible football knowledge, down-home sensibilities, and tireless work ethic made him arguably the most popular sports analyst in any sport and led to a long and storied career as a TV pitchman. In the third stage of his public life, the Hall of Fame coach became known to new generations of fans through his eponymous line of groundbreaking video games, which are among the best-selling titles of all time.

 

Madden is a behind-the-scenes look at the man who put the "Boom!" in our Sundays. From Al Davis and the Raiders to Canton, from the booth to the bus to Turduckens on Thanksgiving day, this is the definitive Madden book, a wild collection of stories from a legend's 50 incredible years in the NFL.

 

About the Author:
Bryan Burwell is an award-winning sports columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The author of two books, including At The Buzzer! The Greatest Moments in NBA History, Burwell's work has also appeared in several sports anthologies, USA Today, the New York Daily News, The Sporting News, and Sports Illustrated. On television, Burwell is a regular contributor to ESPN's The Sports Reporters and spent 14 years with HBO Sports. In 2007, he was the host and writer of a nationally syndicated TV documentary on the Negro baseball leagues called The Color of Change, which won two 2008 Telly Awards.

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams, Independent Publishers Group, 312-337-0747, jwilliams@ipgbook.com

 

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