Sweetness : the enigmatic life of Walter Payton
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New York : Gotham Books, 2011.
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xvi, 480 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Hunter's Lane High - Teen Biography
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Description
The first definitive biography of Chicago Bears superstar Walter Payton.

At five feet ten inches tall, running back Walter Peyton was not the largest player in the NFL, but he developed a larger-than-life reputation for his strength, speed, and grit. Nicknamed "Sweetness" during his college football days, he became the NFL's all-time leader in rushing and all-purpose yards, capturing the hearts of fans in his adopted Chicago.

Crafted from interviews with more than 700 sources, acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has produced the first definitive biography of Payton. Sweetness at last brings fans a detailed, scrupulously researched, all-encompassing account of the legend's rise to greatness. From Payton's childhood in segregated Mississippi, where he ended a racial war by becoming the star of his integrated high school's football team, to his college years and his twelve-year NFL career, Sweetness brims with stories of all-American heroism, and covers Payton's life off the field as well. Set against the backdrop of the tragic illness that cut his life short at just forty- six years of age, this is a stirring tribute to a singular icon and the lasting legacy he made.

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9781592406531, 159240653X

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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In the twelve years since his death from cancer, the legend of Walter Payton has only grown in magnitude. This is the definitive biography of an iconic American sportsman-- and one of the most uniquely complex and enigmatic superstars in the history of American sport.
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Pearlman, J. (2011). Sweetness: the enigmatic life of Walter Payton. New York: Gotham Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pearlman, Jeff. 2011. Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton. New York: Gotham Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pearlman, Jeff, Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton. New York: Gotham Books, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pearlman, Jeff. Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton. New York: Gotham Books, 2011. Print.

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