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New York Giants

The Complete Illustrated History - Revised Edition

New York Giants

Lew Freedman

Foreword by:

Pat Summerall

Format: Hardcover, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780760343951
Publisher: MVP Books
Illustrations: 135 color & 90 b/w photos
Size: 9.5 x 11.125
Weight: 0.19 lb.
Published: Sep. 1, 2012
Price: $30.00
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The New York Giants have been an integral part of the National Football League since the 1920s, and for more than eight decades, the team has provided countless memorable moments for its fans. With 8 championships and 31 playoff appearances, the Giants are also one of the most successful franchises in NFL history—culminating in the remarkable run to victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, and others from the recent roster are just the latest in a long line of Giants stars. From the early years, Hall of Famers like Red Badgro and Tuffy Leemans established the franchise’s elite status, and the next generation—from Charley Conerly and Rosey Brown to Sam Huff and Frank Gifford—helped bring the team and the league to national prominence. A fierce defensive squad led by Harry Carson and Lawrence Taylor brought the team back to glory in the 1980s, when Phil Simms continued the storied quarterback legacy that began with the likes of Ray Flaherty and Benny Friedman, continued through Y. A. Tittle and Fran Tarkenton, and finally to the latest heroics of Eli Manning. With a dedicated ownership in the Mara family and legendary coaches like Bill Parcells and Tom Coughlin leading the way, the Giants have been providing gridiron thrills decade after decade.
New York Giants: The Complete Illustrated History provides all the stories and stats behind these legendary teams and is chock full of glorious imagery of both favorite and long-forgotten heroes. Fully updated to celebrate the latest Super Bowl triumph, this is the ultimate celebration of a beloved franchise.

Lew Freedman is the author of more than 40 books on sports, including Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History, Game of My Life: Chicago Bears, and The 50 Greatest Plays in

Chicago Bears Football History. His complete illustrated histories of the Bears, Giants, and Steelers all rank among MVP's top five best-selling football titles. Freedman lives in Columbus, Indiana.

A native New Yorker, Lew Freedman has been a sportswriter in Chicago since 2001. The winner of nearly three hundred journalism awards, he has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Anchorage Daily News. Among his numerous books are Chicago Bears: The Complete Illustrated History, Iditarod Dreams, and Dynasty: The Rise of the Boston Celtics.
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Chapter 1 1920s: Pro Football Comes to New York
Chapter 2 1930s: New York Catches on to Football
Chapter 3 1940s: Good Times and Troubled Times
Chapter 4 1950s: Peace and Prosperity
Chapter 5 1960s: The Allie Sherman Reign
Chapter 6 1970s: A Decade of Despair
Chapter 7 1980s: Back to the Top
Chapter 8 1990s: Super-duper Again
Chapter 9 2000s: Unexpected Gifts