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"Hail to the Redskins" and Redskin-mania have consumed the nation's capital since 1937, the Redskins' first year in Washington. And the fervor remains as strong, if not stronger, today.

Amply illustrated with 200 photos of players, coaches, and fans, The Redskins Encyclopedia recounts the franchise's first 75 seasons, re-living the great-and not so great-moments in the team's storied history, and the men who helped make Sundays memorable.

Fans will read about:

*Coaches like George Allen, the eccentric, passionate man who left a legacy as an NFL pioneer, and Joe Gibbs, who formed a D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y.

*Players like star running back and all-time Redskins ground-gainer John Riggins, who once memorably told Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner to "loosen up, Sandy baby," and Doug Williams, the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP honors.

*The franchise's golden run of four Super Bowl appearances-and three wins-in the 1980s and early 1990s

*The legendary Redskins-Cowboys rivalry

But wait, there's more-The Redskins Encyclopedia also includes:

*A year by year history of the team-from 1932 to the present, with stats from each season

*Individual profiles of more than 100 Redskins players-from Sammy Baugh to Darrell Green to Art Monk to Sonny Jurgensen to Charley Taylor to Joe Theismann

*A statistical chapter that provides all of the Redskins records-a complete roster and every draft pick

With an unparalleled collection of anecdotes, quotes, trivia, and hard-to-find information, The Redskins Encyclopedia is a must-have book for any fan who has ever bled burgundy and gold.

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ISBN-10:  1592135420
ISBN-13:  978-1592135424
Author:  Michael Richman
Genre:  Reference, Sports
Publisher:  Temple University Press (September 28, 2007)
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review by . March 29, 2009
The Redskins Encyclopedia is definitely a must have for Redskins fans. I am not even a Redskins fan and I found it thoroughly engaging and interesting, which is quite a feat for a text heavy encyclopedic history of a professional football team I don't even root for.     The bulk of the book is dedicated to a chronological history of the Washington Redskins' franchise from its origin in 1932 as the Boston Braves through 2006. The book provides a review of each and every season …
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