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ISBN: 0451089065
Author: Peter Gent
Language: English
Publisher: Signet (August 8, 1979)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 689
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New deals hatch every day! North Dallas Forty.

New deals hatch every day! North Dallas Forty. With thanks to Bud and Marvin. We need to make a new generation realize that North Dallas Forty isn’t just a book about football-it remains a prediction of the direction of America by reading the livers, kidneys, and spines of old NFL players. Van Buren County, Michigan.

Peter Gent’s classic novel looks at the seedy underbelly of the pro game, chronicling eight days in the life of Phil Elliott .

Peter Gent’s classic novel looks at the seedy underbelly of the pro game, chronicling eight days in the life of Phil Elliott, an aging receiver for the Texas team. Running on a mixture of painkillers and cortisone as he tries to keep his fading legs strong, Elliott tries to get every ounce of pleasure out of his last days of glory, living the life of sex, drugs, and football. Adapted for the screen in 1979, this novel, written by ex-Dallas Cowboy Peter Gent, is widely considered the best football novel of all time.

North Dallas Forty - Peter Gent. I loved writing North Dallas Forty because it allowed me the rare pleasure of sinking myself in the ocean of memories from those years-a hard, violent, and painful life

North Dallas Forty - Peter Gent. I loved writing North Dallas Forty because it allowed me the rare pleasure of sinking myself in the ocean of memories from those years-a hard, violent, and painful life. I spent it with 40 of the most fascinating, intelligent, cunning, and dangerous men I ever had the pleasure to be around before or since.

North Dallas after forty. North Dallas after forty.

Peter Gent’s classic novel looks at the seedy underbelly of the pro game, chronicling .

North Dallas Forty book. Peter Gent never played a down of college football. He was an outstanding basketball player for the Michigan State University. He passed away September 30th, 2011 from pulmonary disease.

Title: North Dallas Forty (1979). Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s. Written by Afterburner

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Peter Gent wrote his novel from the unique perspective of having been a former Dallas cowboy.

Peter Gent wrote his novel from the unique perspective of having been a former Dallas cowboy. And it is this quality that makes his book so believable and raw. He takes us inside the high pressure world of professional football.

A story of 8 days in the life of a pro football player.

Comments:

Antuiserum
This book differs from the movie somewhat in that it concentrates more on Gent and the character reportedly based on Don Meredith. The book details Gent's existential angst, his copious use of drugs, and his obvious fascination with watching the exploits and hedonistic behavior of his teammates, especially the team's libidinous quarterback (Meredith?).

As some reviewers have noted, Gent is not very nice, to say the least, of Tom Landry and the team's management staff. I'm not sure if Gent is exaggerating in the way he depicts Landry as a machiavellian, hypocritical, ruthless, yet extremely talented coach. Still, Landry's character in the book, like most of the book's characters, is compelling and interesting.

The book is well-written, funny, entertaining and held my attention throughout. The book also provides an interesting view into American and East Texas culture of the late-1960s, including insight into racial integration and the pro football community. I recommend it.
Zacki
The more they stay the same. Racism, misogyny, violence, injury both physical and psychic, drugs and money - that's the NFL and Texas. Published in 1973, Gent's book and trenchant insights hold up almost frighteningly well. And his description of the football game between Dallas and New York is almost as riveting as watching a close game.
Alsalar
Well, this isn't a book filled with sweetness and light, for certain sure. Mostly, it made me sad about life in the sixties, together with a sneaking suspicion attitudes haven't necessarily changed in some respects. Also? This is a good description of why athletes get the big bucks for their commercial life.
Fordregelv
I read and re-read this book over 40 years ago. Peter Gent is one of the greatest social commentators, but no one knows it. His remarks are just as appropriate today. I would recommend another of his books, "The Franchise."
This is one of my 10 favorite books.
Zetadda
Peter Gent wrote his novel from the unique perspective of having been a former Dallas cowboy. And it is this quality that makes his book so believable and raw. He takes us inside the high pressure world of professional football. A world of booze, big money, groupies, violence and drugs. Gent writes with such brutal honesty that he makes the reader feel that we are witnessing real events take place on and off the field. For anyone who wants to lift the veil on the closed world of professional sports I heartily recommend this classic work.
Thetalas
I've read this book several times, and it seems to get better each time. It's depiction of life in the 60s is spot on, with the added insanity of professional sports. The ending is unforgettable.
Qag
When a man that played NFL Footbal decides to write an action filled, and truly introspective at the seedy side of the sport - It's a must read! Peter Gent burst onto the literary world with this great novel, and the movie almost matched the book for entertainment and grissly realism. Are you ready for some football?!? Then get this book, then get The Franchise, mix in Dan Jenkins Semi-Tough and you'll be hooked.
I grew up loving the Cowboys from this era - Don Meredith, Bob Hayes, Bob Lilly, Tom Landry, and of course, Pete Gent. Each is represented here, some very faithfully from what I understand, and not always a flattering representation. Witty, often laugh out loud funny. One of my favorite books, since I was a child. Highly recommended.

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