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The Chicago Bears are steeped in history, as becomes one of the only two remaining charter members of the NFL. With nine pro football championships, and twenty-six hall of famers, the bears are amongst the most successful franchises in sports history. From the teams 1919 origins as the Decateur Staleys to their appearance in Super Bowl XLI, this lavishly illustrated book covers the highs and lows from nearly nine decades of Bears football.Here is the story of the first dynasty, from George 'Papa Bear' Halas, the 'Monsters of Midway' of the 1940's, the resurgence in the 1960's, the '85 Superbowl win, and the run for title in 2006. Full of outsize characters like Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski, Sid Luckman, Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus, Gayle Sayers, Walter Payton, Mike Singeltary, and more this work includes the numbers behind the stories, the stats, team records, pivotal plays in the Bears history, from Halas T-formation to William 'The Refrigerator' Perry's touchdown runs, resulting in a key chapter of sports history, and a fitting tribute to one of football's most beloved teams.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760332313
ISBN-10: 0760332312
Format: Hardback
(276mm x 234mm x 23mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Voyageur Press Inc
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lew Freedman

Lew Freedman is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and author of over two dozen books on the Chicago Bears.

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