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Magnificent seven : the championship games that built the Lombardi dynasty
Lea, Bud.
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Chicago : Triumph Books, [2002]

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xiii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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GV956.G7 L43 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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The heritage sector is now one of Britain's bigger industries, in terms of income generation and jobs (over 460,000 at the last count). It is also a popular industry to work in, attracting prospective employees from the home countries and from overseas. Yet, surprisingly, there is virtually no comprehensive overview from which to begin one's preparation. This manual intends to meet that need, telling readers a little about a lot, and thus complementing the many sources that provide further colour and detail.

The Heritage Handbook is a unique 'user guide' to practicing archaeology and working in the cultural heritage sector within the diverse settings of Great Britain, comprising of: England, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The Heritage Handbook is different to other textbooks. Presented in an accessible style, with a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography and lists of useful websites, this book is written specifically as a sourcebook for budding archaeologists and other heritage practitioners, while providing useful context and information for those working elsewhere in the heritage sector, away from the 'coalface'.

The three main authors have very different but complementary backgrounds, and in writing this book they have taken responsibility for the topics they know best. Other professionals with particular areas of expertise contribute short sections on particular (and often practical) subjects such as health and safety. Throughout, the specific contexts and differences between the various component nations and regions of Great Britain will be made clear, as will the similarities.

Author Notes

Bud Lea was the Milwaukee Journal's beat writer for the Packers from 1954 to 1972
Vernon Biever has been the official team photographer for the Green Bay Packers since 1946. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in July 2002
John Biever is a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated

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Booklist Review

Fans in Texas or Chicago may not want to admit it, but the Green Bay Packers of the Vince Lombardi era--five NFL championships in the 1960s plus the first two Super Bowl victories--are the standard of excellence by which all other National Football League teams are measured. Lea, who covered the Pack from 1954 through 1972 for the Milwaukee Journal, re-creates those landmark years with a lively narrative, spiced with plenty of interviews he conducted while on the Packer beat and supplemented by more contemporary reminiscences from the players. The book is filled with wonderful, quirky anecdotes, such as Coach Lombardi cautioning his players that Miami--site of Super Bowl II--would not be a "vacation." Guard Jerry Kramer wondered aloud how anyone could think going anywhere with Lombardi could be a vacation. The game accounts from each championship season make up most of the text and are fun reading for football fans. Dozens of black-and-white photos complement the text. Great fun for Packer fans. --Wes Lukowsky

Library Journal Review

Lea covered the Green Bay Packers for the Milwaukee Journal from 1954 to 1972. Here he chronicles the legendary Vince Lombardi and his Packer teams during the 1961, 1962, 1965, and 1966 championships; the 1967 "Ice Bowl"; and Super Bowls I and II. Lombardi's squad set the benchmark for National Football League clubs. The coach was a no-nonsense man who expected everything from his players (as David Maraniss reveals in When Pride Still Mattered, a biography of Lombardi). His approach quickly gained the respect of the players, turning a bunch of losers into a united team that won seven "Magnificent" titles. Rounding out the text are an index, a good selection of great archival photographs, anecdotes from players, a foreword by Paul Hornung, and an introduction by Bart Starr. Vince Lombardi Jr. wrote the afterword. Recommended where demand warrants.-Larry R. Little, Penticton P.L., B.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Paul HornungBart StarrVince Lombardi Jr.
Forewordp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
1 The 1961 NFL Championship Gamep. 1
2 The 1962 NFL Championship Gamep. 28
3 The 1965 NFL Championship Gamep. 52
4 The 1966 NFL Championship Gamep. 78
5 1967: The First Super Bowlp. 104
6 The 1967 NFL Championship Gamep. 130
7 Super Bowl IIp. 158
Afterwordp. 185
Indexp. 187