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If you love good writing, football history and the meaning of football to society, look no further than this account of the 1925 Pottsville Maroons.  This is sports history and sports writing at its very best.

The Pottsville Maroons were a team located in a small, hard scrabble coal mining town in Eastern Pennsylvania, the kind of small town that would never be able to successfully host a professional team in 2010.  But 1925 was a different era when professional football was a more quixotic endeavor and college football reigned supreme. 

The team featured some great players that came from the coal mines, like tough running back Tony Latone, whom the author convincingly argues should be in the NFL Hall of Fame.  The author tells the stories of many of the key players on this team, including player/coach Dick Rauch and colorful owner Dr. John G. Striegel.  It was a very fascinating era and group of men.

This book also does an outstanding job of placing the team in its era and locale.  He renders up what it must have been like to live in a tough coal mi...

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