Breaking Stereotypes

Reviewed in the new issue of Sports Illustrated (Dec. 15) is a biography of Benny Friedman, the now-forgotten 1920’s sports icon who revolutionized football by inventing the forward pass.

Friedman, an Orthodox Jew from Cleveland was one of the few (VERY few, see The God Blog from L.A.’s Jewish Journal) Jews to excel in football, making this worth owning if only for school assignments (a book longer than 100 pages that can be cited in a bibliography; outstanding!). SI calls it “a rich, well-researched narrative.”

The book was reviewed pre-pub only by Kirkus and it is owned lightly in libraries.

Passing Game: Benny Friedman and the Transformation of Football

Murray Greenberg

  • Hardcover: $26.95; 368 pages
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs (November 3, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 158648477X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586484774

One Response to “Breaking Stereotypes”

  1. marie Says:

    thanks for featuring this book- and i’m going to add it to my temple library’s wishlist right away!