SPORTS & RECREATION

The People's Team: An Illustrated History of the Green Bay Packers

Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2019. 416p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781328460134. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781328459909. SPORTS.
COPY ISBN
Befitting this 13-time NFL champion’s unique story and organization structure, this illustrated history of Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers celebrates the team’s 100th anniversary in an exceptional manner. Written with great skill and attention to detail, the narrative provides extensive background on the town of Green Bay itself. While former Sports Illustrated editor Beech covers the team’s on-field performance and profiles many of the Hall of Famers and other prominent players and coaches, he also relates stories of executive committee members along with local figures and fans who played noteworthy roles in the team’s survival. The Packers are the only franchise publicly owned; as such, community issues are of strong significance and given emphasis in this essential, attractive team history.
VERDICT The Packers have a national following and a history unlike any other. This beautiful book chronicles that legacy exceedingly well.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.

Get access to 8000+ annual reviews of books, ebooks, and more

As low as $13.50/month