War Without Death

War Without Death

A Year of Extreme Competition in Pro Football

Written by: Mark Maske

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143113966
  • 416 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


In this masterpiece of sports reportage, Washington Post staff writer Mark Maske?one of the most respected journalists working both on and off the field?draws on unprecedented access to produce a behind-the-scenes look at the NFL?s bitterest rivals: the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Dallas Cowboys. Relentlessly reported from the leadership level, War Without Death delivers all the dramatic personality conflicts and unexpected changes in personnel and fortune, creating a complete narrative of four intensely competitive organizations locked in a steel-cage match with each other over the course of a year?nothing less than nirvana for sports fans.


“What makes this book compelling is Maske’s focus on the personalities that shape a team’s policies and performance.”—The Washington Post Book World

“If you enjoy pro football and wonderful reporting and writing, this is a book you have to read.”—John Feinstein, bestselling author of Next Man Up: A Year Behind the Lines of the NFL

“A page-turner you won’t be able to put down.”—Peter King, Sports Illustrated, HBO, NBC Sports