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Football for a buck

Jeff Pearlman

Football for a buck

the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL

by Jeff Pearlman

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • Football,
  • USFL (Organization),
  • Anecdotes

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-351) and index.

    Other titlesUnited States Football League
    StatementJeff Pearlman
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV955.5.U8 P43 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages366
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26973981M
    ISBN 100544454383
    ISBN 109780544454385
    LC Control Number2018006360
    OCLC/WorldCa1016543809


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