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One of only two remaining charter members of the National Football League, the Chicago Bears are a team steeped in history. With nine pro football championships and twenty-six hall of famers, the Bears are also among the most successful franchises in all of professional sports.Revised and updated to include the latest seasons on the gridiron, Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History brings the teams vibrant history to life. Beginning with the franchises 1919 origins as the Decatur Staleys, this lavishly illustrated book presents the highs and lows from more than nine decades of football. Here is the story of the first dynasty under George Papa Bear Halas; the Monsters of the Midway of the 1940s; the teams resurgence in the late 1960s; its 1985 Super Bowl win; and the run for the title in 2006. Former Chicago Tribune sportswriter and longtime Bears aficionado Lew Freedmen highlights the legends who have donned Bears uniforms, outsize characters like Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski, Sid Luckman, Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus, Gayle Sayers, Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher, and many more. He includes the numbers behind the stories---the stats and team records---as well as pivotal plays in Bears history, from Halas T-formation to William The Refrigerator Perrys touchdown runs. The book presents a key chapter of sports history and offers a fitting tribute to one of footballs most beloved teams.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760332313
ISBN-10: 0760332312
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
Imprint: Voyageur Press Inc
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lew Freedman

Lew Freedman is an editor for the sports department at the Chicago Tribune and the author of more than two dozen books, including Stadium Stories: Chicago Bears and Game of My Life: Chicago Bears. He has also been an award-winning journalist with the Anchorage Daily News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other newspapers.

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