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Packer books for summer reading.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by OldSchoolFan, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. OldSchoolFan

    OldSchoolFan Cheesehead

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    I think most of us get a chance to take a vacation. Part of every fine vacation for me is taking the time to really indulge in a good book. I would like to start a thread so we can share what we think are "must reads" for all Packer fans. Perhaps if we all start with our top 5 favorite Packer books, we can get this thing rolling...and ...here...we...go

    #5. Paul Hornung's "Lombardi & Me"
    #4 Jerry Kramer's "Instant Replay"
    #3 Ray Nitschke's "Mean on Sunday"
    #2 Vince Lombardi's "Run to Daylight!"
    #1 David Maraniss's " When Pride Still Mattered"

    Any surprise that these are "old school" books?

    Have you read these, and what do you care to add?
     
  2. cheesehurdler

    cheesehurdler Cheesehead

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    I remember one book named "50 Greatest Games at Lambeau Field" or something similar to that, that lists 50 of the most important games in Packers history that took place at Lambeau Field. I got that game for my 17th birthday and it was an enjoyable read that taught me a lot about Packers history. It's a bit outdated though (The book was made in 2007), but still a good book.
     
  3. Pacal

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    How about "Life After Favre" by Phil Hanrahan?
     
  4. Powarun

    Powarun Big Bay Blues fan

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    The life and times of Johnny Blood or Packers by the Numbers, both are good books. Only warning is Packers by the Numbers was written in the Favre years.
     
  5. Pegger Packer

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    I'm currently reading "Instant Replay" by Jerry Kramer and I'm loving it! I'm thinking about reading the Ray Nitschke book afterwards.
     
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  6. sask_cheesehead

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    I read "Instant Replay" and really enjoyed it.
     
  7. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    Run To Daylight was a Xmas present to me a couple years ago. I must have read it 5-6 times.
     
  8. neilfii

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    Lombardi and Me, Run to Daylight, and Instant Replay are each a good read, and I would recommend them in that order. I have not read When Pride Still Mattered, but I have listened to the audio book version and it was good (I think it may be a better read than it was audio, so it may rank up there as well).
     
  9. Unomee

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    I have read all but no. #2.

    Another one "Legends Of Lambeau" is an excellent book.

    Others...

    When Leadership Mattered - Bart Starr
    Golden Boy - Paul Hornung
     
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  10. OldSchoolFan

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    Summer reading for me...thanks!
     
  11. mhnessie

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    Hi !

    It is not that easy to get Packer books here in Germany but I am looking for a book about Packer history, players, historic pictures....
    Any recommendations for me ? I really appreciate your help, thanks in advance.

    Greetings

    Marco
     

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