Running Tough

Tony Dorsett, Author, Harvey Frommer, With Doubleday Books $17.95 (225p) ISBN 978-0-385-26248-4
The second-ranking rusher in professional football history, Dorsett spent 11 years as a Dallas Cowboy and is now a Denver Bronco. With journalist Frommer ( Red on Red ; Throwing Heat ), he reviews his brilliant career at Pitt, climaxed by the winning of the Heisman Trophy, and his years in Texas, which brought plenty of cheers and not a few boos. On the gridiron, Dorsett was runner par excellence, complaining only that he was not given enough playing time; off the field, however, the young black man from western Pennsylvania had a difficult time adjusting to the racially prejudiced lifestyle of the Dallas area. He found coach Tom Landry, whom he calls a brilliant tactician, cold and unfeeling. He also writes of his teammates, referring to Roger Staubach as ``Captain America,'' and the other great running backs he has observed. A workmanlike job. First serial to TV Guide; author tour. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1989
Release date: 09/01/1989
Genre: Nonfiction
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-425-13033-9
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