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New Packers Book Launched at Lambeau Field


Celebrating the launch of "Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition" are (left to right) Wisconsin Historical Society Director Ellsworth Brown, Lombardi-era Packer and former Badger Jim Temp, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy, and author William Povletich

Wisconsin Historical Society members celebrated the launch of the Society's newest book 'Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition' at Lambeau Field on Monday, July 23. The event featured special remarks from Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy, Lombardi-era Packer and former Badger Jim Temp, and author William Povletich (all pictured here). Guests had the opportunity to meet all three special guests, and each received a signed copy of the book, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

About the Book

The cover of "Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition"

"Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition" tells the improbable story of professional football's most iconic team, along the way providing a unique window into the rise of modern professional sports. As the NFL has evolved into a financial juggernaut, the Green Bay Packers stand alone as the only professional sports franchise owned by fans, thus providing the only public record of how a sports team is run.

How to Purchase Your Copy

You can now purchase 'Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition' at the Society's online store or by calling 888-999-1669.

About the Author

Wisconsin native William Povletich is the author of "Some Like It Cold: A Sheboygan Surfin' Safari" (Clerisy Press, 2010), "Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak" (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2009), and "Green Bay Packers: Legends in Green and Gold" (Arcadia Publishing, 2005) as well as many magazine articles on sports and entertainment. An Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose works have received both international acclaim and audience success, he recently produced "Police Women of Broward County" for TLC, "Beach Patrol" for truTV, and "A Braves New World" for Milwaukee Public Television. William lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and two sons.

Upcoming Author Appearances

Couldn't attend the official book launch? Bill Povletich will talk about researching and writing "Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition" in an upcoming series of author appearances around the state, offering Packer fans several opportunities to pick up a copy of the book and have it signed by the author.


:: Posted July 26, 2012

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