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About the author:
Barry Bowe stands for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
He became a writer at forty-five after being fired from a lucrative sales management position in Philadelphia in 1987. He moved to the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean and vowed to never again work in the corporate world and to learn the craft of writing.
He taught algebra, geometry, and trigonometry at Country Day School, an exclusive private school, and he moonlighted as a bartender while taking correspondence courses in writing.
He eventually landed a sports writing job with the territory's Daily News. As the only sports writer on the island, he covered soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, horse racing, yacht racing, boxing, golf, tennis, sailboarding, fishing, and croquet.
Born to Be Wild was originally published by Warner Books in 1994 and consisted of 80,000 words and became a Main Selection of Doubleday's Book of the Month Club and was translated into German under the title: Der Wilde.
At that point, Barry Bowe quit writing for the next twenty years to devote his life to betting on racehorses and delivering pizza.
In 2014, the passion to create returned and he revised the original version of Born to Be Wild by restoring the 40,000 words that he'd been forced to delete by the publisher to conserve space the first time around. The revised version is 124,600 words long.
Since then, he published 1964 - The Year the Phillies Blew the Pennant and 12 Best Eagles QBs.
More on the drawing board fro 2015.
12 Best Eagles QBs: Vol. 2015
Sixty-five quarterbacks have taken snaps with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1935 - when the Eagles switched from the Single Wing to the T-formation - and the end of the 2014 season.
Inside the covers you'll find tidbits of Eagles history, like the misconception surrounding the Frankford Yellow Jackets, the mongrel team that was the Steagles, the wheeling and dealing that took place between Philadelphia's Main Line and the Broadway stage that bankrolled the birth of the Birds.
You'll find trivia like which Eagles QB was rumored to be linked to the JFK assassination, who coached a team in the Super Bowl, who appeared in a John Wayne movie, and who is the grandfather of a pair of Hollywood movie stars.
You'll find thumbnails on all 65 quarterbacks from Davey O'Brien, to Roman Gabriel, to G. J. Kinne.
And you'll find the author's subjective list of the 12 Best Eagles QBs of all time.
You may not agree with his rankings. But if you're an Eagles fan, you should find the book informative and interesting.
- Publication Date:
- 1505723868 / 9781505723861
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Sports & Recreation / Football / General