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Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield

Lu par : Scott O'Dell
Durée : 11 h et 22 min
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Al Davis was such a polarizing figure that people either admired or despised him. Most cared about what Davis thought on any issue, and he was captivating before an audience. Yet Davis rarely revealed much about himself, his philosophy and decision-making. Everyone knew of Davis and his catchy slogans, especially "Just Win, Baby". But no one knew much about the man. Everyone, it seemed, had a strong opinion about Davis, but precious few had enough information about Davis to proffer an informed description.

For the first time, people will receive an accurate, detailed portrayal of a man in the pantheon of notable sports figures of the 20th century, in a book chock-full of firsthand accounts from those who were present and played a role in many of the seminal moments in Davis illustrious career as the patriarch of the Raiders. Seldom is so much revealed about someone who went to such great lengths to perpetuate an aura of mystery, and control the nature and volume of information disseminated.

Bruce Kebric and Jon Kingdon have teamed with Steve Corkran to take listeners to a place long thought to be forbidden: Behind the Raiders Shield, for an unvarnished look at what it was like working for Al Davis.

©2017 Rather Be Feared Publishing Bruce Kebric, Jon Kingdon and Steve Corkran (P)2017 Rather Be Feared Publishing Bruce Kebric, Jon Kingdon and Steve Corkran

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  • Mariann Boone
  • 31/12/2018

this book of sea covers Al Davis draft picks.

this book has some very good points and I learned some things I did not know as a lifetime Raider fan. it does however go over draft picks a little more than I would like that said it is a must read for any die-hard Raider fan

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27/11/2018

Great Insight and Highly informative

Al Davis was a genius- he also had to
Always be right. As his health deteriorated his team suffered. Trading Gruden was the worst mistake of his entire career. Let’s hope Mark will not make the mistakes of his father.

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  • deep
  • 13/10/2018

just win baby

I was born in Oakland as was my father and his father. we are all Raiders in my family. been following the Raiders as far back as I could remember and I think this was the best book on AL and HIS Raiders I've ever heard.

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  • Hinano
  • 27/09/2018

just read baby! great story of the legend Al Davis

just read baby! great story of the legend Al Davis! must read for all Raider fans!

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  • nicolas guzman
  • 04/09/2018

A must for Raiders fans

Fantastic book, captivating from beginning to end. I loved hearing all the untold stories and insider information not only about Al but about the NFL Draft, John Gruden, Marcus Allen, Lane Kiffin, Warren Sapp and Ron Wolf. Brilliant Narration from Scott O’Dell, he really brings the characters to life; It really felt like I was really hearing all those people’s voices first hand. I’ve listened to Behind the Raiders shield 3 times already, absolutely love it.

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  • merced12
  • 27/08/2018

Great novel about the most revered franchise owner

A great listen for any RAIDERS fan, knew alot about his history but a great deal was interesting on his missed opportunities to draft certain players just because they had slow 40 times.

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  • Julie
  • 23/07/2018

The Geatness that is the Raiders !

Great story, great narration performance by Scott O'Dell and overall everything you could want from an Audible experience. The writing is fantastic and is the strong foundation for a truly excellent experience.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06/07/2018

Great book

Mr O'Dell nails this one. From the start the voices Mr O'Dell used really set the story up.A great job.

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  • kay
  • 25/06/2018

as a raider fan : poor

so weak. writing is poor. storyline non existent. waste of money or in my case time and money

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 18/05/2018

Must Read for every Raider Fan!

Grew up loving the Raiders since witnessing Marcus Allen's remarkable 74-yard reverse run in Super Bowl XVIII. I was 5 years old and it was the first football game I recall watching as a kid....I've been a die-hard fan ever since.

The insider accounts detailed by Kebric, Kingdon, and Corkran gives all true Raider fans a glimpse of how it was to work with Mr. Davis- a true renegade, pioneer, and football legend that paved his own path to greatness. Firsthand accounts portray Mr. Davis' keen knack for talent, his success during his glory years, his ego, regrets, and weakness that saw the organization struggle years after SB XXXVII. If you ever asked yourself how and, more importantly, why decisions on personnel and club decisions were made...read this book as it may very well give you the peace you've always needed.

A great must-read for every Raider Fan!