The Green Bay Packers: A Pictorial Drama is a curious concept for a book on a professional football team. From the book flap: “The emphasis is not on creating a definitive historical document, but rather on recreating the moods — in words and photos — of the many dramatic moments that make up Packer lore.” It is written like the script to a play or a film, and frankly, if it weren’t for the photos, we’d probably have passed on obtaining a copy.
The front and back flaps.
The photos in the book range from this fine shot of head coach Curly Lambeau roaming the City Stadium sideline in attire that coaches should wear today...
... to QB Arnie Herber weighing himself in the training room...
... to current players (at the time of publication) like G Gale Gillingham...
... and this close-up of RB John Brockington, which a reader correctly identified, showing the effects of battle.
The back cover.
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The Green Bay Packers: A Pictorial Drama
By Richard Rainbolt
Photography by Vernon Biever, Skip Heine, and others
Nodin Press (1975)