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Joe Posnanski

Written with the full cooperation of Joe Paterno (1926-2012) and his family, sportswriter Joe Posnanski crafts a balanced biography of the life, unimaginable success, and precipitous fall of Penn State’s former football coach. Born in Brooklyn in 1926, Paterno was a star quarterback at Brown University who went on to become the winningest coach in college football history. With unprecedented access to Paterno’s personal notes and files, Posnanski covers his life on and off the field and through the scandal that ended his legendary career.