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Lambeau Field Launch for New Packers Book

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy holds up the NFL championship trophy on February 16, 2011, following the Packers' victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV

Join the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and the Wisconsin Historical Foundation for the exclusive book launch event at Lambeau Field in Green Bay for "Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition" on Monday, July 23. Meet author William Povletich, and receive your signed copy of the new book, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The book 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.

An Exclusive Event You Won't Want to Miss

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

In addition to author Bill Povletich, former Packer Jim Temp will be on hand for the event. Come learn about their moments in Packer history and Packer business history. Attendees receive a copy of 'Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition' signed by the author. But space is limited, and advance tickets are required. To reserve tickets, download an invitation and response form (PDF 234 KB) or call 888-748-7479.

Ticket Information

Heritage Circle members receive free admission (limit of two tickets per membership); tickets for History Ambassador or History Guardian members are $15 and $30 for History Lover, Household and Basic members; tickets for non-member guests are $75. Join now to receive member ticket prices. Each ticket includes admission to the event, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a copy of the book.

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

Can'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 12, 2012

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