• 512 pages
  • 8.3125 x 10.875
  • 33 color photos, 368 halftones
  • Price: $40.00
  • EAN: 9781439918487
  • Publication: Oct 2018

The Eagles Encyclopedia

Champions Edition

Ray Didinger with Robert S. Lyons
  • Ray Didinger, recipient of the 2019 Stan Hochman Award

Ray Didinger, like every die-hard Eagles fan, has been waiting since the 1960 NFL Title for the Birds to win the Super Bowl. In this Champions Edition of The Eagles Encyclopedia, Didinger recounts the team’s remarkable, against-all-odds season that culminated in Super Bowl LII where they upset the New England Patriots.

Didinger updates his best-selling book The Eagles Encyclopedia with the departure of Coach Chip Kelly and the dawn of the Doug Pederson era. He provides a new chapter on the 2017–18 season and postseason. And he includes dozens of new player, coach, and front-office profiles as well as Hall of Fame updates on 2018 inductees Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens.

But wait, there’s more!

• An all-new 16-page color insert highlights key moments on the road to the Super Bowl
• Iconic photos old and new, from Concrete Charlie Bednarik’s tackle of Frank Gifford to Nick Foles and the Philly Special
• More than 100 new photos from the recent season as well as from earlier periods in the Eagles’ storied history

The Eagles Encyclopedia: Champions Edition is more than a keepsake of a championship season. It is a book about a city and a team and the emotion that binds them.

Praise for the Eagles Encyclopedia
“(A) masterwork . . .vastly entertaining. . .the most readable history of the team ever done.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

Praise for the New Eagles Encyclopedia
“Didinger isn’t just one of the most knowledgeable pro football experts on this planet, he’s one of the game’s very best writers…. That explains the effortless lilt and flow of the prose…. It concentrates not as much on games as on people, a lot of good and interesting people the author knows well…. For not just Eagles fans but anyone looking for a great read.”
David Jones, The Harrisburg Patriot-News/PennLive.com columnist

About the Author(s)

Ray Didinger was the first print journalist inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. As a columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin and the Philadelphia Daily News, he was named Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year five times. In 1995, he won the Dick McCann Award for long and distinguished reporting on pro football, and his name was added to the writers’ honor roll at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He also won six Emmy Awards as a writer and producer for NFL Films. He has authored or co-authored eleven books including One Last Read: The Collected Works of the World's Slowest Sportswriter (Temple) and The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies. His play, Tommy and Me, about his friendship with Eagles Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald, was produced by Theatre Exile in Philadelphia and premiered in 2016. He is a talk show host on 94 WIP Sports Radio and a football analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Robert S. Lyons (1939-2013) was the author of On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell and Palestra Pandemonium: A History of the Big Five (both Temple).

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