Tom Landry: An Autobiography Hardcover – 1 Sep 1990
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The former coach of the Dallas Cowboys offers a personal look at his philosophy and faith, his management strategies, and his leadership standards, as well as a glimpse of the sports personalities he knows. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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When Tom Landry was "Replaced" - we learn that he was kept totally in the dark about the takeover and he shows that he was very emotional about his final days of the Landry era.
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Landry's narrative is also intertwined with larger historical events. His older brother Robert died during WWII when the B-17 bomber he was in disappeared over the Atlantic en route to England. At age 18, the younger Landry enlisted and eventually flew 30 B-17 missions over Europe. Another aspect of history--after President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, the Cowboys were booed at every game they played for the rest of the season, and into the next.
There are some great lessons on leadership in the last chapter that are applicable in any context.
For all he did, Landry certainly didn't deserve the kind of dismissal he got at the end of his career.
it recently. Granted, it was written in the early '90's, but
it is very good and quite inciteful. You never heard Coach
Landry talk much during his tenure as the Cowboys' coach, so it's
really interesting to hear him share about his childhood, his
military career, his college days and, of course, his life as
an NFL player and coach. The book is full of interesting stories
and humorous versions of Coach Landry's memories. Well worth
reading this one by one of the NFL's true legends and visionaries!