The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Oakland Raiders: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Oakl... (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 11266738

Steven Travers is a sports historian and sportswriter who is the bestselling author of numerous books—including One Night, Two Teams and Barry Bonds—and has also written for StreetZebra magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Los Angeles Times. He is a former professional baseball player with Major League Baseball teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics. He lives in San Anselmo, California.
Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Oakland Raiders documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Raiders highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the "Sea of Hands" catch that helped the Raiders best the seemingly unstoppable 1974 Dolphins, the long passes of "The Mad Bomber," as well as the unresolved "Immaculate Reception" controversy and the infamous "Heidi Game" of 1968. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.

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ISBN 9781572439276
Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Football
Format Hardcover
Pages 180
Publisher Date 2008-09-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Triumph Books
Copyright Year 2008
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Oakland Raiders History
Audience General/trade
Authors Travers, Steven
Country of Origin United States
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