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"The definitive book of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers" (Scott Brown, ESPN): A unique literary sports book that—through exquisite reportage, love, and honesty—tells the full story of the best team to ever play the game.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years. A dozen of those Steelers players, coaches, and executives have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and three decades later their names echo in popular memory: "Mean" Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Mike Webster, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth. In ways exhilarating and heartbreaking, they define not only the brotherhood of sports but those elements of the game that engage tens of millions of Americans: its artistry and its brutality.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews, Their Life's Work is a richly textured story of a team and a sport, what the game gave these men, and what the game took.

"Their Life’s Work will be compared to Roger Kahn’s The Boys of Summer (1972), a nostalgic look back at the 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers. As good as Boys is, this is better. . . . A wonderful book." ---Booklist Starred Review

"Richly examined and . . . movingly depicted . . . Pomerantz insightfully gets at why so many of these aging, damaged men would do it all again. For all sports fans." ---Library Journal Starred Review

“[Pomerantz] goes beyond straight-ahead sports writing to achieve intricate storytelling. . . . By describing the players’ unique on-field and off-field relationships, Pomerantz reveals a brotherhood that transcends wins and losses.” ---Publishers Weekly

"Pomerantz has written what may be the definitive book of the 1970s Steelers." ---Scott Brown, ESPN
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Their Life's Work

The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers

Author Gary M. Pomerantz

Narrated by Paul Boehmer

Publication date Apr 30, 2017

Running time 17 hrs

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