Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz Download (read online) free eBook .pdf.epub.kindle

Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now

With immersive reporting, respect, and honesty, Pomerantz tells the full story of the greatest dynasty in football history—the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers.

One team. Four Super Bowl championships. Twelve Hall of Famers. Two hundred interviews.

They were the best to ever play the game: the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. Three decades later their names echo in popular memory—

One team. Four Super Bowl championships. Twelve Hall of Famers. Two hundred interviews.

They were the best to ever play the game: the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. Three decades later their names echo in popular memory—Mean Joe, Bradshaw, Webster, Lambert, Ham, Blount, Franco, Swann, and Stallworth. They define not only the brother­hood and camaraderie of football, but what Americans love about their most popular sport: its artistry and its brutality. From the team’s origins in a horseplayer’s winnings to the young armored gods who immaculately beat the Raiders in 1972 to the grandfathers with hobbles in their gait, Their Life’s Work tells the full, intimate story of the Steeler dynasty. But this book does much more than that: it tells football’s story. What the game gives, what it takes, and why, to a man, every Steeler, full well knowing the costs, unhesitatingly states, “I’d do it again.”
…more


The Book in English!


Download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz free eBook pdf mobi epub mp3 fb2 CD txt doc kindle Ibook iOS:


Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz (0.00 USD)


Download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz eBook Free:

MIRROR-2

Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz.pdf (USD-0.00)
Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz.epub (USD-0.00)
Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz.doc (USD-0.00)
Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz.txt (USD-0.00)
Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz.mobi (USD-0.00)


Join hundreds of thousands of satisfied members who previously spent countless hours searching for media and content online, now enjoying the hottestnew games, music, books, movies & software on our site.
It’s here and it’s free. Here’s why you should join:


  • Unlimited books, magazines and comics, wherever you go: directly in your browser on your computer or tablet.
  • More than 10 million titles spanning every genre imaginable, at your fingertips.
  • Get the best books, magazines and comics in all genres, including action, adventure, anime, manga, children and family, classic, , Horror, Music, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Sport and more.
  • New titles are added every day! We want to keep things new.
  • All platforms. Fully optimized
  • Find out why thousands of people go every day.Sign up and enjoy your entertainment, unlimited!


    TAGS:
    Online Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz eBook, Book Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz FB2, download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz PDF , Download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz MOBI, Online Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz eBook, free download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz IPhone, Online ebook Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz PDF, Free Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz DJVU, Free download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz TXT, Download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz RTF, Online Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz FB2 , eBook Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz download TXT, Free Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz download eBook, Book Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz download MOBI, download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz IPad, read Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz MOBI, Read online Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz DOC, Free Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz AWZ, Download eBook Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz iPad , Free Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz DJVU, Download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz eBook free, Free download Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz DVD, Read online Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz TXT, Book Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz download DJVU, Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz download book free, Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz download book pdf free, Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz pdf book download free, Download eBook Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz pdf free, Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz download free epup, Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz ePub book download free, download eBook Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz, Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz download free pdf, Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now by Gary M. Pomerantz download eBooks free.

    Jason Speck

    Dec 06, 2013

    rated it
    it was amazing

    Our heroes live large in our memories, no matter how long the distance between present time and former glory. But we rarely follow our heroes after the light from their brightest moments fade. Part of that is because we lose sight, lose touch, the media machine no longer giving us increasingly unfettered access to those who inspire us. But part of it, undeniably, is self-imposed: seeing our heroes after the glory days reminds us that not all stories have happy endings. That in the final analysis

    Gary Pomerantz spent several years following the team I most admire (and still adore): the Pittsburgh Steelers, who loomed in my 1970s childhood much like they must have loomed in the minds of the quarterbacks who faced the Steel Curtain: huge, intimidating, and virtually indestructible. He provides portraits of many of them, gleaned from hundreds of hours of interviews and other primary and secondary sources. All with a focus on the following question: Knowing now what you didn’t know then, would you still go back and do it?

    The perhaps unsurprising answer is yes, even as Franco Harris eats blueberries every day to keep at bay the brain damage that he’s convinced he and every one of his teammates carries inside them. Even as Frenchy Fuqua can’t turn doorknobs in his own home, and Reggie Harrison requires a wheelchair, and L.C. Greenwood can’t remember how many back surgeries he’s had. And even after the crushingly sad end for Mike Webster, perhaps the toughest Steeler of all, who spent a decade in pain and confusion before becoming the first diagnosed case of what would later come to be called CTE, now a household word any time football is mentioned.

    Pomerantz’ book honors the franchise, and particularly the Rooney family, from the Chief to Dan, Art Jr., and the rest. It reminds fans that the Steeler franchise has always been a family, which was perhaps why the early decades were marred by losing and the derision of outsiders–because the organization was run too much like a family, and not enough like a business. It takes the reader inside the locker room of those storied 1970s teams, but concentrates more on the players and the ‘family’ rather than reliving the play-by-play from past triumphs. Why did these Steelers come together so cohesively? And are they still doing that now?

    Again, the answer is largely yes, despite a few outliers. Terry Bradshaw, for example, still keeps the Steeler family at bay, still wounded at fans booing him mercilessly in his earliest years, and the tough criticism of head coach Chuck Noll. Bradshaw claims he’s moved on, but no-one who reads this will believe it. Another sad moment in the book is the discussion of the distance (and in the case of Bradshaw and Franco Harris, dislike) between Chuck Noll and the players who played for him. Noll, a disciple of the notoriously autocratic and distant Cleveland Browns coach Paul Brown, never allowed himself to show emotion for his players, even after their playing days. Noll’s inability to change and embrace his players is perhaps the hardest part to read, after the tragedy of Mike Webster. But beside these moments the Steeler family still carries on, though largely through the efforts of Franco Harris, Mel Blount, and others, who admit that their time draws short and they need to meet more often in the twilight of their lives.

    Towards the end of the book Pomerantz uses Mike Webster’s hellish descent into pain, disorientation and madness to bring in the current discussions about CTE, something that was first noticed in Webster’s brain at autopsy and threatens the long-term existence of the NFL. This part of the book feels somewhat tacked-on, because to tarry too long on the larger issue of concussions in football and other sports risks ruining the narrative. It is instructive, however, to realize that until the football players from the 1970s and 1980s got older and their medical situations became widely known the steep price paid by our football greats was an issue that was largely ignored, with players like Raider great Jim Otto (a man of countless knee and shoulder replacements) living out their lives in quiet agony and poverty. The day may come when we view those players as pioneers in a very real sense; that in the case of players like Mike Webster and Dave Duerson and Andre Waters, they gave their very lives to ensure that others might not have to, and so they would be adequately cared for both during and after their playing days.

    Their Life’s Work is more than a book about football. It’s about what you do after football, about family in whatever guise it takes, and about finding one’s true purpose. The title was a saying of Noll’s, a caution to all of his players that one day their athletic skills would desert them and that they would need to find a direction that would carry them through life. While this book is highly recommended for football fans, it’s also a book for those who enjoys stories about people–their triumphs, challenges, and struggles. At the core Their Life’s Work is a fascinating blend of glory-day remembrances and the cold reality of time passing, a bittersweet trip that loses no luster along the way.
    …more

    John M.

    Sep 15, 2014

    rated it
    really liked it

    Shelves:
    sports


    I received this as part of a Goodreads giveaway.

    I don’t read a lot of sports books. I’ve noticed that most of them fall into the ghost-written athlete autobiography category, or the 300-page Sports Illustrated article category. This book is neither of those. It’s well-researched and well-written, and the author spent a good amount of time doing personal interviews and consulting multiple sources. Essentially, this book is an all-access pass to the history of the 1970s Steelers.

    The story begins w

    I don’t read a lot of sports books. I’ve noticed that most of them fall into the ghost-written athlete autobiography category, or the 300-page Sports Illustrated article category. This book is neither of those. It’s well-researched and well-written, and the author spent a good amount of time doing personal interviews and consulting multiple sources. Essentially, this book is an all-access pass to the history of the 1970s Steelers.

    The story begins with the young Art Rooney and leads up to Noll’s hiring and the selection of Mean Joe Greene in the 1969 draft. The story then centers around Greene, Terry Bradshaw, and Franco Harris, from the Immaculate Reception to the first Super Bowl victory. After that, individual chapters are dedicated to individual players, a series of anecdotes about their playing days and their current lives.

    Aside from the obvious sports narrative, Pomerantz also addresses the racial tensions on the team and society. In today’s world, it’s odd to think that a pro athlete like Terry Bradshaw had never had a black teammate until he played for the Steelers, or the innate distrust of whites that many of the black players from the South carried for their first few seasons. It’s also refreshing to know that the Rooneys played a role in hiring black staff and coaches.

    Although Pomerantz dedicates a lot of time to the good days – defensive domination, humiliating victories, and four Lombardi trophies – he also spends a lot of time on the price that these players paid when they stepped on to the field. The chapter on Mike Webster shows the dark side of the NFL, and how the collective injuries and brain damage ruined his marriage and his life. It’s hard to imagine a former NFL champion being homeless, yet attending Terry Bradshaw’s hall of fame ceremony. At his own induction speech, he would ramble incoherently as a result of years of multiple concussions and shots to the head. Other players suffer from neck, back and knee problems, endure multiple surgeries and constant pain.

    I’d recommend this book to any fan of the 1970s Steelers, or anyone who is a fan of well-written sports histories. There won’t be another team like this, and you can see how all of them together – the Rooneys, Noll, and the players – came together as a family. Together they won, lost, grew up, grew old, and still reminisce about the days they were the best football team in the world.


    …more

    Dachokie

    Oct 04, 2013

    rated it
    it was amazing

    Shelves:
    sports

    Those 70’s Steelers …

    This book was reviewed as part of Amazon’s Vine program which included a free advance copy of the book.

    Looking back at my 1970’s childhood, a handful of images immediately come to mind: disco, bell-bottoms, shag carpet, etc. But, as a young boy, the NFL shines brightest to me. Sunday’s games dominated Monday morning school conversations, dog-eared the NFL merchandise in the Sears Christmas Wishbook, collected/traded Topps football cards, bought mini-helmets from gumball mach

    This book was reviewed as part of Amazon’s Vine program which included a free advance copy of the book.

    Looking back at my 1970’s childhood, a handful of images immediately come to mind: disco, bell-bottoms, shag carpet, etc. But, as a young boy, the NFL shines brightest to me. Sunday’s games dominated Monday morning school conversations, dog-eared the NFL merchandise in the Sears Christmas Wishbook, collected/traded Topps football cards, bought mini-helmets from gumball machines and proudly displayed the helmet logos of our favorite teams on skin-tight pajamas, faux letterman jackets and pom-pom knit hats. Although the Dolphins, Cowboys, Redskins and Raiders were commonly loved or hated, it was the 4x Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers who arguably defined professional football in the 1970’s. In a nuts-and-bolts manner, Gary Pomerantz’ THEIR LIFE’S WORK thoroughly and convincingly explains what made those Steeler teams so special and significant, both then and now.

    While Pomerantz’ book didn’t convert me into a Steelers fan, it never really needed to as I completely enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It strikes a nostalgic nerve by bringing back to life a time when professional sports was simple, more about the game and less about business. An era when men were driven more by passion than a paycheck. The book provides more than a superficial view of the Steelers Super Bowl teams, much more. Pomerantz digs deep and gives us the humble beginnings of the organization (purchased for a mere $2,500 in 1933 by a savvy horse-betting Art Rooney) and it’s 40-year history of losing before piecing together the delicate parts that comprised the juggernaut teams that made the Steelers a household name. What makes the book complete is that the latter half is dedicated to the varied (and sometimes tragic) post-football years of the players (their “life’s work”).

    Chronological in its presentation, THEIR LIFE’S WORK is organized into chapters that define pivotal moments and people. Overall, its organization provides a steady reading flow, but occasionally, I ran into a sub-chapter that did not sync with the chapter’s main theme. Regardless, each chapter/sub-chapter is chock full of details and stories that triggered a myriad of emotions. Pomerantz’ dedication to research and detail is evident as he reveals so much more than I anticipated about the players and coaches, their lives and habits (good and bad). All stories are told with a poignant wisp of nostalgia and a higher degree of respect. At times, the author’s personal enamor for the Roonys is evident as the family is presented in an almost saintly manner while the personality “flaws” of Terry Bradshaw (completely insecure), Chuck Noll (temperamental/cold), Jack Lambert (aloof/irritable) and others are fair game. In spite of this one slightly slanted approach, I found the stories throughout the book to be entertaining, revealing, even-handed and well-told. Pomerantz gives readers a fly-on-the-wall view of the Steelers at work and at play; as a team and as individuals. We realize that the championship Steeler teams were an amalgamation of very different and quirky men who were individually incompatible, but meshed perfectly together on the field (and when decompressing post-game in the team sauna). Some of the best chapters in the book delve into the individual lives of the more prominent players after their careers ended. From the commercial success of Bradshaw and the business success of Stallworth to the tragic downfalls of Joe Gilliam and Mike Webster, Pomerantz paints the complete picture of 70’s Steelers, flaws and all. He also makes clear the physical and mental sacrifice some of these men made (Webster and Courson, for example) simply due to their love of the game and commitment to the Steeler organization.

    THEIR LIFE’S WORK is one of the better sports books I’ve read. I appreciated the author’s commitment to thoroughness in presenting the 70’s Steelers story. The Super Bowl Steeler teams of that era have a historical record that speaks for itself: 4 Super Bowl victories and NINE players in the Hall of Fame (including an unprecedented 4 Hall of Famers from a single draft in 1974). Pomerantz digs deeper than the simple stats and presents the intricate parts of these teams from top to bottom in a manner that should entertain any sports fan.

    …more