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Author of two books, Thomas G. Smith is a member of the history program at Nichols College. He lives in Dudley, Massachusetts, and is a fervent fan of the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Dodgers.


"Full of colorful detail."--James Sullivan, Boston Globe

"Smith skillfully follows two nar ratives--the founding and growth of the Redskins franchise and the move to integrate pro football--until they collide in 1961."--The Sunday News

"A classic gridiron tale for history junkies and avid sports fans alike."--Phillip Hoose, author of Hoosiers

"Thoroughly researched ... does a fine job of filling in this bleak episode on our cultural history."--Michael Tomasky, The New York Review of Books "In a fascinating narrative, indefatigable team owner George Marshall is an aging football lion surprised to find himself backed into a corner by the gathering forces of a new era."--John Eisenberg, author of That First Season

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