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They've called Barry Switzer a "rogue, pirate, hustler, and con man," but they also say he's "next to God." He's one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, winning multiple college championships and a Super Bowl, and possibly the most revered figure in the state of Oklahoma. The "outlaw" of college football, Switzer was both praised and reviled by the media, but everyone agrees that he was undeniably one of the all-time best recruiters, strategists, and motivators ever to deliver a halftime speech.
Switzer’s autobiography illuminates so much more than his incredible football career, telling the tale of a poor boy from deep Arkansas swampland. His father Frank controversially dated black women, one of whom shot the bootlegger and then crashed his car while rushing him to the hospital, killing them both in a fiery explosion. Switzer’s childhood experiences led him to defy racial conventions by enlisting black players. In this revealing memoir, Switzer finally speaks the truth on his terms, outlining his famous feuds and exposing the hypocrisies of sportswriters and college athletics. This audiobook is a must-have for both black history collections and sports enthusiasts alike.”
Copyright ©1990 by Prime Time, Inc.; Copyright (P)1990 by Dove Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Bootlegger's Boy is a dazzling run for a touchdown if I've ever seen one. Funny, tragic, informative, revealing...Barry Switzer and Bud Shrake knock you out of your jock with the truth about big-time football - and America." (Dan Jenkins)
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By Bmoring1 on 09-11-17

A Legendary Account of a True Legend

This story takes you through the epic real life experiences of our King. The end of Switzer's career was troubling to most when it happened and this book gives you all the details to solidify an opinion. A captivating tale of a life well lived and the scumbags that forced out the best coach ever and an Oklahoma ICON.

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By William on 06-25-17

Bootlegger's Boy

I happen to like Barry coach of Oklahoma and when he took Dallas to The Super Bowl.
I enjoyed the history, scores of all the games and how important each game outcome was and his personal thinking on what was going through his mind as his coaching career progressed. That gave all of us fans an experience of the challenges of being a head coach at a major college. The trials and tribulations. In addition I'm glad he did the narration because it was heartfelt and sincere.

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