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Bear Bryant

Football (11-Sep-1913 — 26-Jan-1983)


Allen Barra. The Last Coach: A Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant. W. W. Norton. 2006. 546pp.

John David Briley. Career in Crisis: Paul "Bear" Bryant and the 1971 Season of Change. Mercer University Press. 2006. 322pp.

Al Browning. I Remember Paul "Bear" Bryant: Personal Memories of College Football's Most Legendary Coach, as Told by the People Who Knew Him Best. Cumberland House. 2001. 272pp.

Bear Bryant; with John Underwood. Bear. Boston, MA: Little, Brown. 1974. 342pp.

Keith Dunnavant. Coach: The Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant. Macmillan. 2005. 364pp.

Keith Dunnavant. The Missing Ring: How Bear Bryant and the 1966 Alabama Crimson Tide Were Denied College Football's Most Elusive Prize. Macmillan. 2006. 336pp.

Mickey Herskowitz. The Legend of Bear Bryant. McGraw-Hill. 1987. 241pp.

Don Keith. The Bear: The Legendary Life of Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. Cumberland House Publishing. 2006. 189pp. Based on a screenplay by Al Browning, Jr.

James Kirby. Fumble: Bear Bryant, Wally Butts, and the Great College Football Scandal. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1986. 248pp.

James A. Peterson; Bill Cromartie. Bear Bryant, Countdown to Glory: A Game-by-Game History of Bear Bryant's First 315 Victories. Leisure Press. 1983. 383pp.

David Shepard. The Titan of Tuscaloosa: The Tie Games and Career of Paul Bear Bryant. iUniverse. 2002. 172pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.103)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.221)

  7. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.70)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.97)

  9. American Lives: Sports (vol.1, p.127)

  10. ESPN Sports Almanac 2004 (p.515)

  11. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.374)

  12. Sports Illustrated 2005 Almanac (p.859)

  13. Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Football (pp.74-75)

  14. Legends in Their Own Time (p.36)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.259)

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