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    If you had to choose three books either written by or about the Pats, which 3 would you recommend?

    Criteria: most interesting, behind the scenes looks, well written

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    My ranking...
    -Patriot Reign
    -Management Secrets of the NEP
    -Education of a Coach
     
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    Education of a Coach
    Patriot Reign
    Blueprint


    I have not read Management Secrets of the NEP.
     
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    Education of a Coach
    Patriot Reign
    Tales from the Patriot Sidelines.. the one written by Felger
     
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    Patriot Reign is a must.. Well written
     
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    Anybody read Bruschi's book?
     
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    Never Give Up reads a lot like Reign - same style and insight. Michael Holley contributed throughout Bru's book. It is a good story for Pats fans, but honestly there isn't much "new" information we haven't heard yet. Almost like he's retelling the stroke story in more elaboration.
     
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    I just completed Football Scouting Methods by Steve Belichick, and it is incredible.

    May be bland to the ordinary fan, but for those of you that want an analytical and methodological approach to scouting and personnel decisions, this is a must read. Steve was a genius and his vast knowledge is very impressive.
     
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    Like father........Like son. :D
     
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    That's a hard book to find - where'd you get it? I've done a few searches for it and haven't been able to get my hands on a copy yet.
     
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    I was disappointed in this book, very little insight into the Super Bowl winning teams. It was written as more of a warning to others to see a doctor if you experience stroke warning signs. His pre Patriot material was interesting but his Patriot memories were just fluff. Save your money, check it out at the library.
     
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    Won for All: The Inside Story of the New England Patriots Improbable Run to the Super Bowl, by Pepper Johnson
    Tales From the Patriots' Sideline by Michael Felger
    Stadium Stories: New Enlgland Patriots by Jim Donaldson
     
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    Education of a Coach, Patriot Reign, The Blueprint.

    I'm going to have to re-read Pepper Johnson's book; I don't recall enough of it to comment on it.

    Felger's book is right up there with Chris Price's in my opinion.

    I thought the Bruschi book and the Charlie Weis book were a notch below.


    I had never even attempted to find the Steve Belichick book because from what I had read it was long out of print and simply unavailable.
     
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    Peppers book was really good. It came out after the 2001 season and gave a lot of great insight to what the coaching staff was thinking. It would alternate with one chapter being about football fundamentals and the next chapter being about what was happening for the Patriots to prepare for that coming weeks opponents. Very insightful book. One interesting thing that I learned from it was that after Drew Bledsoe was cleared to play, he was 20 pounds under weight and the coaching staff felt he was too light to get back into games. This contributed to the decision to name Brady the starter for the rest of the year.
     
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    Education of a Coach is a must-read. Halberstam was one of the great writers of the century IMO.

    Patriot Reign is not nearly as well written (almost nothing is) but it's a fun read.
     
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    I found Education of a Coach riveting, and you're correct about DH - brilliant. I also thought Patriot Reign was very good, but it isn't the same type of book. My fondness for Holley (not that I don't disagree with him from time-to-time) made Patriot Reign very enjoyable. Lots of inside stuff. Blueprint by Chris Price was very good, also.
     
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    The best one was the one from 1979. It was not well written and would be dreadfully boring to anyone who isn't a fan of the team, but it covers details of the beginnings of the AFL and the Patriots. The New England Patriots, Triumph & Tragedy. The author is Larry Fox, and the book was published in 1979 by Atheneum in New York.

    Then Education of a Coach followed by Holley's book.
     
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    Education of a coach

    Patriot Reign

    Management secrets of the New England Patriots (my favorite of the 3)
     
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