Vince Lombardi on Football. By Vince Lombardi. First Editions, First Printings. Two Volumes. New York Graphic Society. New York, 1973.

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Vince Lombardi is an icon of sports history. He is widely considered one of the best coaches across all sports, but especially American football. In the 1960s, he led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships as well as the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967. The decade saw a huge expansion of football popularity, thanks in part to Lombardi’s incredible track record. In response, the NFL enshrined his legacy by naming the Super Bowl trophy after him (The Lombardi Trophy). His coaching style was notably domineering. He often created regimens for his players that extended beyond practices and gameday preparation. Yet Lombardi was also progressive in his politics, at least where they most affected his players. As head coach, he opposed discrimination along racial and homophobic lines, speaking out both publicly and internally within his organizations. In this expansive two volume edition, Lombardi and the editor provide chapters that elucidate his personal history and his strategies for coaching. It is an incredible look inside the mind of a brilliant coach and leader. Alongside the text are illustrations and original photographs. No work encompasses Lombardi’s life as well as these two volumes.

These first editions, first printings are in fine condition. In the original faux green leather, finely gilt stamped. Text block fine. Former owner’s signature to title pages. With the original green slipcase, near fine with only minor rubbing to corners and minor creases.

A fine first edition set of these authoritative histories on Vince Lombardi.

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Vince Lombardi on Football. By Vince Lombardi. First Editions, First Printings. Two Volumes. New York Graphic Society. New York, 1973.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 6 in