The Ones Who Hit The Hardest ($7) is a stirring portrait of the time when the Steelers rose to become the greatest team ever in the history of NFL. What makes it so poignant is that as the team was rising to greatness their city was literally crumbling around them. It’s the 1970’s, and Pittsburgh desperately needs heroes. The city’s lifeblood, the steel industry, was in massive decline and 150,000 steelworkers found themselves unemployed. This is a stunning account of a team lifting the spirits of the people living in a city that was on its knees. You do not have to be a football fan to appreciate this book.
Johnny Ramone was raised in the New York borough of Queens and went on to found one of the most influential rock bands ever. He, unlike many others, never strayed from the attitude of his blue collar roots and was imbued with that angry young man spirit that would characterize both his public and private ...[Read More]