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Staubach

Staubach

Portrait of the Brightest Star
By Carlton Stowers, Foreword by Jim Dent, Afterword by Drew Pearson

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

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

ISBN 9781600783890

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2010)

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Overview

Were it not so carefully documented, the remarkable football career of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach would seem more fiction than truth. From his All-Star days as an Ohio schoolboy to All-American and Heisman Trophy-winning heights at the U.S. Naval Academy and from a four-year military stint to a decade spent leading America's Team to Super Bowl successes, the Pro Football Hall of Fame standout served as the gold standard for Sunday afternoon greatness.

Author Biography

Carlton Stowers, an award-winning author, has followed the Cowboys since the days when their home was Dallas' old Cotton Bowl. Stowers was a beat writer for the Dallas Morning News when Staubach played. His work has been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing...and Marcus, which he coauthored with Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, was a New York Times bestseller.

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The Times Record News takes a closer look Staubach.
Carlton Stowers discusses Staubach with WFAA-TV.

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Sep
25
Carlton Stowers - "Staubach" ›
Abilene , TX
1:30pm

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Staubach: Portrait of the Brightest Star

By Carlton Stowers

 

CONTACT: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.252.1248, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach's incredible achievements on the football field occurred before the days of multimillion-dollar contracts and 24-hour sports news. His career took place during a time when legendary Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry led a gifted and colorful collection of players who gave a city laboring in the infamy of JFK's assassination a new reason to hold its head high.

 

In the new biography Staubach: Portrait of the Brightest Star, author Carlton Stowers tells the story of one of the NFL's great quarterbacks from his all-star high school football days in Ohio to All-American and Heisman Trophy-winning heights at the U.S. Naval Academy to the NFL.  Staubach's work ethic and poise under pressure led to the christening of the Dallas Cowboys as "America's Team" in the 1970s.

 

Stowers wrote the ultimate biography on Staubach, shedding even more light on the Navy and Cowboys legend's many remarkable accomplishments, including:


  • Launching his pro career at the age of 27 after his military service in the Navy
  • His experiences and successful college career in Annapolis at the US Naval Academy
  • Serving in the Navy after college during the Vietnam War
  • Beating out Craig Morton for the starting quarterback position
  • Two Super Bowl victories, four NFL passing titles, five Pro Bowl appearances and ownership of every passing record in the Cowboys book.
  • His eventual retirement from football at the age of 38 and 1985 Hall of Fame induction

 

Stowers leaves no stone unturned in this enlightening and comprehensive biography, revealing rare stories from both on and off the field and interviews with a myriad of people close to Staubach that have never before been told.  Staubach: Portrait of the Brightest Star is a must-read not only for passionate Cowboys fans, but for all football enthusiasts who want to learn more about what the game was like during the 1970s when America's Team captured the hearts and minds of fans throughout Texas and the entire country. 

 

About the Author:

Award-winning author Carlton Stowers, who has followed the Cowboys since the days when their home was Dallas' old Cotton Bowl, was a beat writer for the Dallas Morning News when Staubach played. His work has been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing...and Marcus, which he coauthored with Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, was a New York Times bestseller.

 

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