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  • Published: 1 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781583948057
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 392
  • RRP: $26.99
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When The Game Stands Tall

The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football's



This behind-the-scenes look at the greatest winning streak in sports history is timed to coincide with the release of a major motion picture. Fans of the movie, football buffs, and anyone inspired by personal accounts of sportsmanship, community, and the human spirit will be interested in this book.

Neil Hayes takes readers behind the scenes during the greatest winning streak in sports history, exploring the dramatic tragedies and triumphs that framed De La Salle High School's football team. The author's deft portrait of enigmatic coaching legend Bob Ladouceur vividly illustrates the philosophy that "Lad" teaches his teams in hopes that the discipline, commitment, and dedication to doing one's best will translate into life skills for players as they graduate into the world beyond high school. A coming-of-age saga as well as an exciting sports story, this book is the basis for a major motion picture of the same title. This latest revised edition takes readers onto the film set for an introduction to the movie-making process, and includes an afterword updating storylines of many of the memorable characters and documenting
coach Bob Ladouceur's final year as head coach.

  • Published: 1 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781583948057
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 392
  • RRP: $26.99
Categories:

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