In Search of Vince Lombardi: A Historian's Memoir: Michael O'Brien describes the eight years he spent researching and writing a biography of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi (1913-1970). After surveying the books already in print about Lombardi and finding them wanting, the author discusses his own qualifications as a historian and sports enthusiast and his attempt to write a detached and professional biography. He also describes the process of collecting interviews and other source material about Lombardi. (24 pages)
1960-1969; 1970-1979; 1980-1989;
Lombardi, Vince; O'Brien, Michael, 1943-
Green Bay Packers (Football team)
Football; Biography; Historians;
A Loss: Vince Lombardi watching the Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions. Photograph courtesy Vernon J. Biever, Port Washington.