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Michigan Man
Michigan Man

Michigan Man

Jim Harbaugh and the Rebirth of Wolverines Football
By Angelique Chengelis, Foreword by Jack Harbaugh

SPORTS & RECREATION

272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $34.95)

ISBN 9781629374161

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2017)

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Overview

All eyes and ears turned toward Ann Arbor in late 2014 when it was announced that Jim Harbaugh would be returning to the Big House as the new head coach of Michigan football. Now, Angelique Chengelis, longtime chronicler of the Wolverines for the Detroit News, gives the inside story on how exactly Harbaugh restored the Michigan program to national title contender status. Learn how he instilled a new culture and rankled rivals with outspokenness, creative tactics, and relentless recruiting. Get the behind-the-scenes story on how and why Harbaugh chose to come back to the university he led to glory as its starting quarterback in the early 1980s. Follow along as Jabrill Peppers, Jake Butt, and others develop into true stars. Michigan Man is a comeback tale, an examination of the rapid turnaround from a five-win team in 2014 to squads that earned 10 wins plus trips to the Citrus and Orange Bowls in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Featuring extensive interviews with Harbaugh himself, this is a book Wolverines faithful and football fans in general will not want to miss.

Author Biography

Angelique Chengelis is a sportswriter for the Detroit News. Michigan football has been her primary beat since 1992, but she has covered countless sporting events including Super Bowls, U.S. Opens, PGA Championships, Ryder Cups, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, and NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. She has also been a contributor to ESPN's NASCAR coverage as part of the NASCAR Now show. She lives in Detroit, Michigan. The father of the current Michigan head coach, Jack Harbaugh was an assistant coach at Michigan from 1973 to 1979. He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Michigan Man

Jim Harbaugh and the Rebirth of Wolverines Football

By Angelique Chengelis

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, s.ofman@triumphbooks.com

 

The University of Michigan boasts more victories on the gridiron than any other school. 11 of those wins happened to be in National Championship games. The Wolverines’ tradition of success is matched only by the loyalty of their supporters.

 

But Michigan has seen its down years, too. As recently as 2014 the Wolverine’s posted a losing record. Since then, the program has found its footing. In Michigan Man: Jim Harbaugh and the Rebirth of Wolverines Football (Triumph Books, Sept 15, 2017) sportswriter Angelique Chengelis combines her knowledge and passion for all things Michigan football to present a thoughtful look at how the school, the fans, and Coach Jim Harbaugh have brought the Wolverines back to the forefront of college football. Highlights include:

 

  • A heartfelt foreword from Jim’s father, Jack Harbaugh, explaining what makes the University of Michigan unique
  • An inside look at how the shared experience of playing for Bo Schembechler led to Jim Hackett’s successful recruitment of Harbaugh
  • Recaps of some of the Harbaugh’s most impressive victories at the helm, including the dramatic win over #8 Wisconsin to remain undefeated
  • Insights on the absurd antics and genius techniques Harbaugh employs to get the most out of his players
  • What to expect looking forward for the future of the program

 

The Wolverines are a special team, and Michigan Man does justice to the program and its subject, melding high quality reporting with a personal narrative to capture the essence of a football icon. No Michigan fan’s library is complete without this great new title.

 

About the Author:

Angelique Chengelis is a sportswriter for the Detroit News. Michigan football has been her primary beat since 1992, but she has covered countless sporting events including Super Bowls, U.S. Opens, PGA Championships, Ryder Cups, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, Indianapolis 500s, Daytona 500s, and NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. She has also been a contributor to ESPN's NASCAR coverage as part of the NASCAR Now show. She lives in Detroit, Michigan.

 

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