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David Maraniss Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Maraniss's Book Reviews

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
The life story of the first Hispanic superstar in baseball history. Roberto Clemente was a trailblazer. A black Puerto Rican, he was the first Latin superstar in baseball history. He was also the first primarily Spanish speaking star in MLB. He is, to this day, regarded as a hero in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Clemente grew up poor but proud in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rican; an American citizen but still an outsider. It was obvious...
When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi
The story of a great football coach and fine human being. Vince Lombardi was a great football coach who has become a legend. The NFL championship trophy is named for him. His success with the Green Bay Packers revived that moribund franchise. Maraniss walks us through Lombardi's early life as the son of hard working, decent and honest Italian American immigrants. Lombardi played college football at Fordham, of all places, and became the first member o...