North Dallas Forty

By Peter Gent,

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National Bestseller: The “powerful novel” about the hidden side of pro football, written by a former NFL player (Newsweek).
 On the field, the men who play football are gladiators, titans, and every other kind of cliché. But when they leave the locker room they are only men. Peter Gent’s classic…

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1 author picked North Dallas Forty as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A philosophy professor during my senior year in college recommended this book to me. I was the university’s quarterback, and also an English major, and for whatever reason he thought this book would be a good fit. Boy, was he right! This is one of the few books that I have actually read in one sitting. Gent’s descriptions of players as cogs in a machine are spot on and highlight the ugly—and often overlooked—side of football.

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