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Manning: A Father, His Sons, and a Football Legacy Book Review Summary

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    The Manning family is often referred to as "football's royal family" because three members of that family have played quarterback in the National Football League. Archie was a star quarterback at Ole Miss, and he was drafted second overall by the New Orleans Saints. His team never made it to the playoffs though. Archie finished his pro career with the Houston Oilers, who were even worse than the Saints. Archie's father committed suicide when Archie was 19 years old, and this obviously upset him.
    Archie's son, Peyton, was a star quarterback at the University of Tennessee. He was the runner up for the Heismann Trophy his senior season, and was selected first overall by the Indianapolis Colts. Last season, he broke Dan Marino's single season passing touchdown record of 48, with 51 touchdown passes of his own.
   
This report prepared by Nathaniel Ford








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   athlete/coach Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Sports story?    -   football Sports story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   mostly dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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