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The Fire Within
The Fire Within

The Fire Within

By Jim Taylor, By Kristine Setting Clark, Foreword by Bart Starr

SPORTS & RECREATION

224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

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

ISBN 9781600783449

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2010)

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Overview

The Fire Within is the first autobiography of Jim Taylor, whose very name conjures unforgettable memories of a magical time in Green Bay. Written with NFL sportswriter Kristine Setting Clark, this work reveals a man and a team that captured the imagination of gridiron fans from the 1960s and who continue to be celebrated today.

Author Biography

Jim Taylor is a former NFL running back who was named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1962. He was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1976. Kristine Setting Clark is a feature writer for the San Francisco 49ers' and Dallas Cowboys' Gameday magazines. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including A Cowboy's Life; Legends of the Hall: the Fabulous Fifties; Nothing Comes Easy and Undefeated, United, and Uninvited. Bart Starr a former NFL quarterback who was named the Most Valuable Player of the first two Super Bowls. He was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1977.

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Bayou Buzz News features an exclusive excerpt from The Fire Within.
Jim Taylor talks to Good Day Wisconsin about his Packers days and The Fire Within.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette presents an exclusive excerpt from The Fire Within.

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The Fire Within
By Jim Taylor
With Kristine Setting Clark / Foreword by Bart Starr

 

"Taylor discovered that it was the violence of football that appealed to him most."
- Bart Starr

 

Coach Vince Lombardi called him the most determined runner he had ever seen. New York Giants middle linebacker Sam Huff called him the hardest-hitting fullback in the NFL. On the field Jim Taylor became known as "Thunder" by the Green Bay Packers under Lombardi. His devestating blocks and powerful running style, combined with Green Bay's "Lightning" Paul Hornung, gave the Packers "run to daylight" attack respect and admiration around the league.

 

The Fire Within is the first autobiography of Jim Taylor, whose very name conjures unforgettable memories of an incredible time in Green Bay. He recounts many adventures with his Packers teammates, including Bart Starr and Paul Hornung, who remember him as an extremely kind and generous man, blessed with unequaled skill yet untouched by ego.

 

Taylor covers his early days as a boy growing up during the depression and how he became the football legend that he is known as today. He spans his whole career, from his time as an All-American at LSU, his success as a Packer from 1958 through 1966, and the then newly formed New Orleans Saints in 1967, to his 1976 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He also speaks candidly about his post-playing career passion and desire for charitable work, and the new wife who changed his life in so many ways.

 

Packed with stories, statistics, and never-before-seen photos, The Fire Within is for all fans of Jim Taylor and the magical Packers dynasty of the 1960s.

 

About the Authors:
Jim Taylor began his NFL career with Green Bay in 1958 after gaining All-American acclaim at LSU. He was a 1,000-yard rusher for five straight years and in 1962 was the league's MVP and leading rusher with 1,474 yards. Taylor also played in five consecutive Pro Bowls. In 1976 Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Today Jim is active in many charity golf tournaments and travels the world extensively with his wife, Helen.

 

Dr. Kristine Setting Clark is a University of San Francisco graduate, author, and a feature writer for the San Francisco 49ers' and Dallas Cowboys' Gameday magazines. She has authored or coauthored five other books: A Cowboy's Life; Undefeated, United, and Uninvited; St Clair: I'll Take it Raw !; Legends of the Hall: the Fabulous Fifties; and Nothing Comes Easy. Dr. Clark resides in Northern California with her husband and has two grown children and two grandsons.

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams, Triumph Books, 312.252.1261, j.williams@triumphbooks.com

 

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