Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:03 PM
By David A. Bene
A quick review. I bought the book off Amazon and enjoyed reading through it. It's divided into four major sections: (1) history of the league, (2) Statistics for each team and each season, (3) Index, and (4) Linescores for every season.
The last three are self-explanatory and should require no explanation. The first part, the history of the league, is well researched and a good read. My lone complaint is the format. It is double spaced with very large margins around the page so the 103 page length of this section is in reality about half that.
Other than that, it is an enjoyable and informative read and, IMHO, worth the price.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:04 PM
A Year-by-Year History, 1926-1965
by Joseph S. Page
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: McFarland (December 10, 2010)
Included because it covers the AAFC Championship games. A very nicely written book with a good write-up of each game and the circumstances, if any (such as the 1946 Filchock and Hapes gambling scandal), surrounding it. The write-ups on the games are very much like reading a detailed account of the action in a newspaper. They include game lineups and statistics but no pictures. Overall, a nice book on the subject; well worth the cost.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:26 PM
A History of the All-America Football Conference Team, 1946-1949
by Kenneth R. Crippen
Paperback: 327 pages
Publisher: McFarland (November 10, 2009)
Great book on the early Buffalo Bisons/Bills of the AAFC. Good history with schedules, rosters, detailed game summaries and a detailed section on Chapter Notes and Bibliography. It's a great resource for anyone interested in this team (by PFRA's very own, Ken Krippen)!
Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:31 PM
THe 1946-1955 Cleveland Browns
Pro Football's Greatest Dynasty
by Andy Piascik
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; Reprint edition (August 16, 2010)
Possibly the best book written on this era of Browns history. It's exceptional from front-to-back and makes an excellent case for the AAFC being on par with the NFL of that time--and the Browns being the best team in either league.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:36 PM
by Kevin O'Connell
Paperback: 123 pages
Publisher: Green Road Press
A solid history of the Browns' undefeated 1948 season with photos and detailed player information. Hard to find but worth the search.