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The dynasty
The dynasty
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Avid Reader Press, 2020.

Physical Description:
xii, 578 pages ; 25 cm
End game -- Bobby -- Fathers and sons -- The long game -- Leverage -- Sold! -- Meet the new boss -- This guy is different -- Not so fast -- She -- The trouble with contracts -- New England versus New York -- You know me -- Dear John -- Getting Belichick -- Tommy -- Building the core -- In an instant -- Changing places -- The perfect storm -- We are all patriots -- Growing pains -- All in the family -- League of their own -- A day in the life -- Loss -- Reload -- Transcendence -- Inconsolable -- Allow me to reintroduce myself -- No place like home -- The passing -- Breaking bad -- Moving on -- On to Cincinnati -- The envy of the league -- New England versus everybody -- No one knows where the top is -- Lord of the rings -- Heavy is the crown -- Tension -- Threading the needle -- Shuttle diplomacy -- We're still here.
It's easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a championship and was on the brink of moving to St. Louis. Everything changed in 1994, when Robert Kraft acquired the franchise and soon brought on board head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Since then, the Patriots have become a juggernaut, making ten trips to the Super Bowl, winning six of them, and emerging as one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world. Today, the team's twenty-year reign atop the NFL stands as the longest in league history. How was the Patriots dynasty built? And how did it last for two decades? In The Dynasty, acclaimed journalist Jeff Benedict provides richly reported answers in a sweeping account based on exclusive interviews with more than two hundred insiders--including team executives, coaches, players, players' wives, team doctors, lawyers, and more--as well as never-before-seen recordings, documents, and electronic communications.