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Tom Landry: An Autobiography Hardcover – 1 Sep 1990

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Zondervan; First Edition edition (Sept. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310529107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310529101
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,480,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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For a Dallas Cowboys fan this book provides you with an understanding of what was going through the mind of the always stone-faced man-in-the-hat. It is a real revelation, when you learn how devious the man really was. More importantly it offers a good insight into the challenge and commitment that Football puts on the whole of a family.
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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By A Customer on 27 Mar. 1999
Format: Paperback
Having been a lifelong Cowboys fan I saw this book and had to read it. The first thing I found upon reading it was that total honesty of Coach Landry and the guts it took to wither all the storms life can throw at one person. I found that, even though it deals worth football, there are lessons that are applicable to everyday life. This would be a great book for all school children to be assigned to read. It shows what can happen when one person puts faith and families and principles ahead of instant gradification.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revealing 27 Mar. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Having been a lifelong Cowboys fan I saw this book and had to read it. The first thing I found upon reading it was that total honesty of Coach Landry and the guts it took to wither all the storms life can throw at one person. I found that, even though it deals worth football, there are lessons that are applicable to everyday life. This would be a great book for all school children to be assigned to read. It shows what can happen when one person puts faith and families and principles ahead of instant gradification.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars About More than Just Football 2 Nov. 2006
By Eagle Eye - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
America is a sports-crazy nation. Tom Landry's career is worth reading about because it parallels the rise of professional football in the U.S. His rise from the tiny town of Mission, Texas to building a football dynasty is inspirational because through years of losing he had the determination and faith to stick with his plan for winning. A major factor in this was his faith.

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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A "Sleeper". 10 May 2007
By Anthony Toupuissant - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There are some great lessons on leadership and character in this book. Landry's strong faith and belief system helped shape the morality of many that came in contact with him. His vision on life is based on a high value system. He is a perfectionist and a great strategist who believes that preparation is always the key, which I also agree. After reading this book you will walk away with a new layer of tenacity, an increased will to be challenged, and a new resolution to embrace patience more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coach Landry was a truly great man 17 April 2013
By Albert Lilly - Published on Amazon.com
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Kind, generous, caring, and a true Christian, this book is an outstanding sketch on the life of the best coach ever of the Dallas Cowboys, Mr. Tom Landry. It is truly a must-read for those who are Cowboys fans, and for those who like to enjoy reading about other Christians doing Christian work and treating others with respect and dignity. Too bad it is out of print and can only be had on the secondary market.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Landry Autobiography is Fascinating! 24 Mar. 2013
By Lenny A. Daniel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I found this autobiography on Tom Landry on Amazon and ordered
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!
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