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Hank Gola: ‘I wanted to write it as a gift to...

Hank Gola has been a sportswriter for more than 40 years. His latest book, City of Champions, tells the fascinating story of the 1939 high school national champions.

Bob Glauber: ‘Parcells basically accused Walsh of cheating’

Bob Glauber, author of Guts and Glory, discusses the book's origins and reveals his favourite football books.

Dr Robert Turner: ‘NFL players don’t really have free agency’

Dr Robert Turner talks about how football players are treated and what needs to change at the college and professional levels of the game.

John Eisenberg: ‘The NFL aimed to always put the game first’

John Eisenberg talks about the early days of the NFL, covered in his new book, The League, and shares some of his favourite books.

Doug Farrar: ‘Clark Shaughnessy was an overlooked innovator’

Doug Farrar talks about the history of NFL strategy and his first book, The Genius of Desperation.

Jeff Pearlman: ‘The USFL foreshadowed Trump’s presidency’

Jeff Pearlman talks the USFL, Donald Trump and his favourite football books.

Adam Lazarus: ‘The 80s stars are still larger-than-life to me’

Adam Lazarus, author of three football books, talks about an epic Joe Gibbs interview, the writing process and his favourite books.

Reading the Patriots

The NFL has long had its dynasties. In the 1950s, the Browns appeared in seven NFL Championship games - including six in a row...

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