The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears 2nd Ed

A beautiful and detail-rich hardbound collection of Chicago Bears history, containing essays, box scores, original reporting, archival photographs, and various memorabilia for one of NFL's marquee franchises.

Author: Chicago Tribune

Publisher: Agate Midway

ISBN: 1572842938

Category: Photography

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A beautiful and detail-rich hardbound collection of Chicago Bears history, containing essays, box scores, original reporting, archival photographs, and various memorabilia for one of NFL's marquee franchises.
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The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears is an impressive testament to Bears tradition, compiling photography, original box scores, and entertaining essays from Hall of Fame reporters.

Author: Chicago Tribune Staff

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 9781572847583

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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In Chicago, the Bears grip on the city spans generations and cultures, endures disappointments, and celebrates triumphs great and small. From the team’s humble beginnings to its status as a marquee NFL franchise, the Chicago Tribune has documented every season. The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears is an impressive testament to Bears tradition, compiling photography, original box scores, and entertaining essays from Hall of Fame reporters. The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears is a decade-by-decade look at the Chicago Bears, beginning with George Halas moving the team to Chicago in 1921. The Bears soon became known as the Monsters of the Midway, dominating the sport with four NFL titles in the 1940s, seven winning campaigns in the 1950s, and a final title with Halas as coach in 1963. Their 1985 Super Bowl championship transformed the city's passion into a full-blown love affair that continues today. Professional football was practically born in Chicago, nurtured by Halas through the Depression and a world war. The game was made for Chicago, in Chicago, by a Chicagoan. Now the award-winning journalists, photographers, and editors of the Chicago Tribune have produced a comprehensive collector’s item that every Bears fan will love.
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The Year of the Bears

Author: Chicago Tribune Sports and Photo Staff

Publisher: R. J. Berg Company

ISBN: 0897301706

Category: Football

Page: 103

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The 85 Bears

A collection of articles and firsthand accounts from the Chicago Tribune pays tribute to the great 1985 Chicago Bears team, recounting their magical season on the way to the Super Bowl and profiling the great players--Jim McMahon, William ...

Author: Chicago Tribune

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 1572437928

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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A collection of articles and firsthand accounts from the Chicago Tribune pays tribute to the great 1985 Chicago Bears team, recounting their magical season on the way to the Super Bowl and profiling the great players--Jim McMahon, William "Refrigerator" Perry, Walter Payton, and others--who made it possible. Original.
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Tales from the Chicago Bears Sidelines

"Chicago Tribune writer Mullin tells the famous and infamous, funny and not-so-funny stories, anecdotes, incidents, and quips weaved through the history of the NFL's first franchise.

Author: John Mullin

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1582616485

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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"Chicago Tribune writer Mullin tells the famous and infamous, funny and not-so-funny stories, anecdotes, incidents, and quips weaved through the history of the NFL's first franchise.
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Bears Roar

Here are 22 exclusive profiles and dramatic color photos of the players and coaches who have made the 2006 Chicago Bears something special to watch."--Back cover.

Author: Chicago Tribune (Firm)

Publisher: Triumph Entertainment

ISBN: 1600780016

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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"Urlacher... Harris... Grossman. They are quickly becoming household names. They may not have the status of Ditka, Payton and Butkus, but they are heirs to the legacy of one of the most storied franchises in football. Here are 22 exclusive profiles and dramatic color photos of the players and coaches who have made the 2006 Chicago Bears something special to watch."--Back cover.
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Chicago Bears

Veteran sportswriter Lew Freedman takes Chicago fans through the highs and lows of Bears football in this book of stories, photos, and anecdotes.

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Insiders' Guide (CT)

ISBN: 0762740949

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 162

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Veteran sportswriter Lew Freedman takes Chicago fans through the highs and lows of Bears football in this book of stories, photos, and anecdotes.
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Chicago Bears

Thrilling victories, crushing defeats, comical mishaps, and colorful coaches, players, and fans--these are the legendary moments and larger-than-life personalities that have made the Chicago Bears a gridiron favorite.In Stadium Stories: ...

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760332312

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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The ultimate history of the legendary Chicago Bears, from Halas to Hester, with hundreds of photos, stats, and player profiles.
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The 50 Greatest Players in Chicago Bears History

BOOKS Chicago Tribune Staff. The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears:
A Decade- byDecade History. Chicago: Agate Midway Publishing, 2015. Davis,
Jeff. Papa Bear: The Life and Legacy of George Halas. New York: McGraw- Hill ...

Author: Robert W. Cohen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493046997

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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In The 50 Greatest Players in Chicago Bears History, sports historian Robert W. Cohen ranks the top 50 players ever to perform for one of the NFL's most historic franchises. This work includes quotes from the subjects themselves and former teammates, photos, recaps of memorable performances and greatest individual seasons, as well as a statistical summary of each player's career with the Bears. The Bears' best are profiled here in what is bound to be a much discussed book among the team's broad fan base. An added bonus are the "honorable mentions," the next 25 players who have contributed to the Bears' astounding run as one of America's great sports teams.
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The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears Football History

BOOKS. Carroll, Bob, and Total Sports. Total Football II: The Official
Encyclopedia of the National Football League. ... Monster of the Midway: Bronko
Nagurski, the 1943 Chicago Bears, and the Greatest Comeback Ever. ... The (
Canton) Repository Champaign News-Gazette Chicago American Chicago
Tribune Chicago Sun-Times Los Angeles Times New York Herald-Tribune New
York SOURCES 207 ...

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781633190771

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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In a series that explores the logic-defying comebacks and tough losses, the dramatic interceptions, fumbles, game-winning field goals, and touchdowns that shape a fan’s greatest memories of their beloved team, this book does not disappoint as the ultimate collector’s item for Bears fans. It chronicles the most famous moments in Chicago football history, including Gale Sayers's six-touchdown day against the 49ers, Walter Payton's 275-yard performance in 1977, Devin Hester's Super Bowl XLI kickoff return, and the dominating team performance of Super Bowl XX. The descriptions of each play are accompanied with game information and quotes from participants, players, and observers with firsthand accounts.
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Chicago Sports a Fifty Year Love Affair

These stories create an interesting mix for the sports fan and trivia buff... Foreward By: Tom Dreesen This book captures the essence of what it means to be a true Chicago sports fan.

Author: Chris Papas

Publisher:

ISBN: 0981975526

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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CHICAGO SPORTS A FIFTY YEAR LOVE AFFAIR- My book is a compilation of the sports achievements from the most talented athletes and teams that passed through the Chicago landscape. As a Chicago fan, I was the fortunate one, the recipient of their success. Our teams had some of the greatest players of all time, and let's not forget the brilliant announcers that spun each game with enthusiasm. There were none better than the likes of our own Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray.From childhood through adulthood, they captured my heart and mind... Author: Chris Papas Whether you look through my Irish/Italian eyes, or the passion in the Greek eyes of Chris, we are simply proud Chicago fans. This terrific book covers fifty years of that fan hood. The anticipation, the thrills, and yes the heartaches are all in there.The book is filled with fun facts, statistics, and personal recollections. These stories create an interesting mix for the sports fan and trivia buff... Foreward By: Tom Dreesen This book captures the essence of what it means to be a true Chicago sports fan. From the joy and heartbreak of following the Chicago Cubs, to the allure and angst that come from annually believing in the Chicago Bears, Bulls and White Sox, this is a genuine perspective from a life-long observer... Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune This is an honest and heartfelt account of a life "in the trenches"as a Chicago sports fan. They're a hardy, resilient breed, coming back for more even though they know they're likely to experience more heartbreak than happiness. Chris Papas is an excellent spokesman for them. Dan McGrath, Chicago Tribune This book is also available in paper back.
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Bears by the Numbers

This book lists the players alphabetically and by number; these biographies help trace the history of one of football’s oldest and most beloved teams in a new way. For Bears fans, anyone who ever wore the uniform is like family.

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781683581048

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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What do Al Campana, Frank Dempsey, Stan Wallace, Don Mullins, Gale Sayers, and Steve Trimble all have in common? They all wore number 40 for the Chicago Bears, even though more than four decades passed between the last time Campana last pulled on his jersey and the number was retired for Sayers in 1994 (along with 51 for Dick Butkus). Since the Chicago Bears first adopted uniform numbers in 1932, the team has handed out only 99 numbers to more than 1,000 players. That’s a lot of overlap. It also makes for a lot of good stories. Bears by the Numbers tells those stories for every Bear since ’32, from Red Grange to Pernell McPhee. This book lists the players alphabetically and by number; these biographies help trace the history of one of football’s oldest and most beloved teams in a new way. For Bears fans, anyone who ever wore the uniform is like family. Bears by the Numbers reintroduces readers to some of their long-lost ancestors, even those they think they already know.
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The Rise and Self destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History

Provides a real-life exposé of the success and self-destruction of one of football's finest teams, recounting the events of the Chicago Bears' storied season, from first game to Super Bowl XX, and the on and off-field rivalries and ...

Author: John Mullin

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 1572437901

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 245

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Provides a real-life exposé of the success and self-destruction of one of football's finest teams, recounting the events of the Chicago Bears' storied season, from first game to Super Bowl XX, and the on and off-field rivalries and dissention that eroded the team from within.
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The Red Grange Story

This is the first paperback edition of Grange's autobiography, originally published in 1953 and praised by Robert Cromie of the Chicago Tribune as "the literary equivalent of a perfectly planned and executed touchdown march.

Author: Red Grange

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252063295

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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Red Grange stood with Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey in the 1920s as the most heralded figures in America's "Golden Age of Sport." Grantland Rice immortalized Grange in rhyme as "The Galloping Ghost" and named him and Jim Thorpe the halfbacks on his all-time college team. In 1991, when Sports Illustrated published its first special issue celebrating "yesterday's heroes, " Red Grange, "An Original Superstar, " was featured on the cover. A three-time All-American at the University of Illinois in 1923-25, Grange scored 31 touchdowns and ran for 3,637 yards in three eight-game seasons. In 1924 he gave what many consider to be the greatest single-game performance in the history of college football. Playing before 67,000 fans on the dedication day of Illinois' new Memorial Stadium, Grange scored four touchdowns in the first twelve minutes of play, ran for a fifth touchdown in the third quarter, and passed for a sixth touchdown in the final period. When Grange joined the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day 1925, five days after his last college game, it marked the turning point for professional football. His enormous popularity and drawing power became the force that was to transform the NFL into a major sports attraction. This is the first paperback edition of Grange's autobiography, originally published in 1953 and praised by Robert Cromie of the Chicago Tribune as "the literary equivalent of a perfectly planned and executed touchdown march." Illustrated with more than a dozen photographs, it includes a new introduction and afterword by Ira Morton.
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Game of My Life Chicago Bears

In this newly revised edition, sportswriter Lew Freedman opens the doors to players’ private remembrances of how it was and how they reacted to the spotlight.

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613213803

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Since their founding in 1919, the Chicago Bears have carried the hearts and souls of football fans throughout the country. Now supporters of one of the NFL’s most storied franchises will go into the locker room and onto the turf with over twenty Bears legends in Game of My Life Chicago Bears. In this newly revised edition, sportswriter Lew Freedman opens the doors to players’ private remembrances of how it was and how they reacted to the spotlight. Big touchdowns, career-making moments, and championship glory shared all come to the surface for Bears of the past half-century. Readers will hear tales from Hall of Famers such as Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Mike Singletary, Stan Jones, and so many more. Within these pages, Chicago gridiron greats offer glimpses of the National Football League in the 1950s, the 1960s, and right up through present-day play. More than sixty years of Bears experience is represented in this collection of tales told by the men who lived through some of the most memorable moments in franchise history.
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A Chicago Firehouse

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Bales , D. “ The Cause of the Great Chicago Fire . "
www.geocities.com/~bales1 ... Chicago Tribune . Chicago : August 4 ... Chicago
Bears : The Official Site . ... Chicago : Quality Sports Books , 1996 . Hayner , Don
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Author: Karen Kruse

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738518573

Category: History

Page: 128

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From its humble beginnings in 1884 as a one-story frame building with one bay to house Hose Company 4 and its team of horses, Engine Company 78 has been the firefighting sentinel at the end of Waveland Avenue, sitting in the shadow of Wrigley Field. Using vintage photographs and moving stories from firefighters themselves, Karen Kruse captures the spirit and heroism of this historic Chicago landmark. Captain Robert F. Kruse served the Chicago Fire Department for 30 years, half of those at Wrigleyville's Engine 78. Growing up within the tight-knit firefighting community, Ms. Kruse records the dramatic and touching stories from her father's and his peers' experiences, and combines them in this volume exploring the unique history of Lakeview's firehouse, including a foreword by Mike Ditka and preface by Fire Commissioner James Joyce. With details about little known historic districts and a brief guide to Chicago's cemeteries and their relations to firefighters, A Chicago Firehouse: Stories of Wrigleyville's Engine 78 relays in first-hand accounts some of Chicago's most fiery tragedies, the brave men who battled them, and the diversity of the neighborhood that housed them.
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Amazing Tales from the Chicago Bears Sideline

A Collection of the Greatest Bears Stories Ever Told Steve McMichael, John
Mullin, Phil Arvia ... Melissa Isaacson and Don Pierson of the Chicago Tribune
made the job of storytelling and story-swapping fun, and Mike Mulligan of the Sun
-Times helped keep fresh the memories of ... x No one book could ever hold all
the great.

Author: Steve McMichael

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781613210260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Walk the field with Butkus, Ditka, and Payton and share in the great Chicago victories!
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Soldier Field

As he tells it, the tale of Soldier Field truly is the story of Chicago, filled with political intrigue and civic pride.

Author: Liam T. A. Ford

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226257099

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

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Sports fans nationwide know Soldier Field as the home of the Chicago Bears. For decades its signature columns provided an iconic backdrop for gridiron matches. But few realize that the stadium has been much more than that. Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City explores how this amphitheater evolved from a public war memorial into a majestic arena that helped define Chicago. Chicago Tribune staff writer Liam Ford led the reporting on the stadium’s controversial 2003 renovation—and simultaneously found himself unearthing a dramatic history. As he tells it, the tale of Soldier Field truly is the story of Chicago, filled with political intrigue and civic pride. Designed by Holabird and Roche, Soldier Field arose through a serendipitous combination of local tax dollars, City Beautiful boosterism, and the machinations of Mayor “Big Bill” Thompson. The result was a stadium that stood at the center of Chicago’s political, cultural, and sporting life for nearly sixty years before the arrival of Walter Payton and William “The Refrigerator” Perry. Ford describes it all in the voice of a seasoned reporter: the high school football games, track and field contests, rodeos, and even NASCAR races. Photographs, including many from the Chicago Park District’s own collections, capture these remarkable scenes: the swelling crowds at ethnic festivals, Catholic masses, and political rallies. Few remember that Soldier Field hosted Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr., Judy Garland and Johnny Cash—as well as Grateful Dead’s final show. Soldier Field captures the dramatic history of Chicago’s stadium on the lake and will captivate sports fans and historians alike.
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Monster of the Midway

Bronko Nagurski, the 1943 Chicago Bears, and the Greatest Comeback Ever Jim
Dent. A complete bibliography appears later in the book. But the following books
were indispensable: Total Football ll (Bob Carroll); Halas (George Halas, Gwen
Morgan, and Arthur Veysey); ... Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune;
Frank Luksa of the Dallas Morning News; Loel Schrader of the Tampa Tribune; ...

Author: Jim Dent

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466853102

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Jim Dent's Monster of the Midway is the story of football's fiercest competitor, the legendary Bronko Nagurski. From his discovery in the middle of a Minnesota field to his 1943 comeback season at Wrigley, from the University of Minnesota to the Hall of Fame, Bronko Nagurksi's life is a story of grit, hard work, passion, and, above all, an unstoppable drive to win. Monster of the Midway recounts Nagurski's unparalleled triumphs during the 1930s and '40s, when the Chicago Bears were the kings of professional football. From 1930, the Bronk's first year, through 1943, his last, the Bears won five NFL titles and played in four other NFL Championship Games. Focusing on Nagurski's 1943 comeback season, and how he miraculously led the Bears to their fourth NFL championship against the backdrop of World War II era Chicago, Jim Dent uncovers the riveting drama of Nagurski's playing days. His efforts were the stuff of legend, and his success in 1943 accomplished in spite of a battered frame, worn-out knees, multiple cracked ribs, and a broken bone in his lower back. While chronicling the drama of the '43 championship chase, Dent also tells of both the Bears' colorful early years and Bronko's improbable rise to fame from the backwoods of northern Minnesota. Woven into the narrative are the sights and smells and sounds of one of the most romantic, flavorful eras of the twentieth century. And laced through it all are stories of legend: Bronko rubbing shoulders with colorful characters like George Halas, Red Grange, Sid Luckman, and Sammy Baugh; Bronko running into (and breaking) the brick wall at Wrigley Field; Bronko winning All-American spots for two positions; Bronko knocking scores of opponents unconscious; and Bronko reaching the heights of football glory and, with rare grace, turning his back on the game after winning his last championship. Rich in unforgettable stories and scenes, this is Jim Dent's account of Bronko Nagurski-arguably the greatest football player who ever lived-and his teammates, the roughest, toughest, rowdiest group of players ever to don leather helmets, and the original Monsters of the Midway.
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