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The Education of a Coach

Narrated by: Tom Stechshulte
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Sport, Other
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More than six years after his death, David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize winner for his groundbreaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them best sellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.

Bill Belichick's 31 years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success - most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, The Education of a Coach, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

©2012 David Halberstam (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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  • Dean
  • 17-01-17

Good Overall. Very detailed

The only knock on this book is the organization. It jumps around chronologically. Beginning in early life then flashing to more present times and back. Other than that this was a very entertaining well put together book! Especially for coaches!

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  • Jose
  • 07-04-17

Good for NFL Junky

The narrator is good.

The detail in the book is very good. Touches on the details of Belichick's upbringing as a coach's son and how it influenced him. The bottom line, this dude is obsessed with football and it is his passion. How great that Belichick gets to do what loves.

You also get detail on the Cleveland Brown disaster, the Bledsoe controversy, NY Giant Super Bowls, and the Parcell relationship.

Note, this book was published in 2005, after the 2004 Super Bowl win versus Philadelphia. There have been playoff loses, deflate-gate, Aaron Hernandez, Gronk, Almost Perfect Season, many coaching changes, Super Bowl loses, and losing Brady for a season in 2008.

So, the good news is that the events after the book was written show that Belichick is as good as the book explains.

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  • Arif Setiawan
  • 22-02-17

Top notch. I really respect this Guy after reading

I learned a lot about what is takes to be the man who leads his team to 5 Super Bowl rings.

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  • Richard Delgado Jr
  • 11-05-16

awesome simply incredibly awesome.

I couldn't put it down simply incredible. love the narrator love book. an audiobook for the ages

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  • pabesq
  • 19-11-15

solid, well crafted bio

strong story with a lot of support around what makes him such a unique coach and decison maker

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  • Dan Davis
  • 27-01-19

GOAT

I have been a Steelers fan since the 70s, so it brings no joy to me when I say, "Coach Belichick is the GOAT." As a fan of "winners" I admire his ways.

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  • John Gottschalk
  • 23-10-18

Ingredients to Success

All the ingredients to success, Great Character, Trust, Respect, System, Discipline, Check your ego at the door. One of my favorite books to date.

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  • George
  • 07-09-18

Great read about a great coach

I thought the book was well researched and insightful. The performance was also solid and matched well with the subject.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-07-18

Perfect. Whit and wisdom, knowledge and power.....

Loved it! Football, teaching, history, above all an American story of our sports greatest coach and where he came from....

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  • William
  • 15-04-18

It was pretty good.

The book and narrator were good. I liked the details he went in to. The author s other books are good too.

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