Friday, January 25, 2013

Paul Hornung: Golden Boy (1962)

Next up for our listing of books about the Green Bay Packers is this biography of Packers’ RB Paul Hornung, titled Paul Hornung: Pro Football Golden Boy. This is a “SPORT Magazine Library Book.” It covers Hornung’s life from boyhood through the 1961 championship season with the Packers. Other books in this series profiled Johnny Unitas, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and others. This was the golden era of sports heroes for the youth of America. 

You can find copies of this book online now and then, and depending on condition, the prices widely vary.

Paul Hornung: Pro Football Golden Boy
An Original Life Story
By Dick Schaap
Macfadden; First Printing edition, 1962
140 Pages

1 comment:

Keith Yowell said...

Oh yes, I read this back when I was a boy - as well as other biographies you mention from that SPORT magazine series on Stan Musial and Johnny Unitas - and enjoyed them very much. They also had one on "Football's Greatest Quarterbacks" that I also read (and yes, I still have them all). I grew up reading SPORT, which was an outstanding publication, and the related publications that they sponsored were also quite good. Thanks for sharing this!