Michael Holley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Patriot Reign, War Room, Never Give Up (with Tedy Bruschi), and Red Sox Rule. He was a Boston Globe sportswriter for ten years, and is the cohost of the Dale & Holley show on Boston sports radio station WEEI. Holley lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.
"A deeply reported, thoroughly engaging look at what it takes to
succeed in the NFL."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Holley has written the ultimate book for pro football geeks. From the front office to the draft room, the author provides an intimate look at three NFL teams...and the men who built them."
"In War Room, journalist Michael Holley provides a fascinating account of how Belichick, and his top associates, Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff, used the draft and shrewd trades to build the Pats into the envy of the NFL...Crisply written, the story moves along like a two-minute drill. It also sparkles with interesting anecdotes and tidbits....War Room is a lively, fast-paced insider's account that will please ardent and casual fans alike."
"Enlightening...the best thing I've read on football in recent years...Superb."
--Peter King, Sports Illustrated
"Usually books like this, which put organizations on pedestals, do not stand the test of time. But Holley's book reads as well now as it did a dozen or so years ago."
--Hank Gilman, Forbes
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