It’s easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a championship and was on the brink of moving to St. Louis. Everything changed in 1994, when Robert Kraft acquired the franchise and soon brought on board head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.
How was the Patriots dynasty built? In The Dynasty, acclaimed journalist Jeff Benedict provides richly reported answers in a sweeping account based on exclusive interviews with more than two hundred insiders—including team executives, coaches, players, players’ wives, team doctors, lawyers, and more.
Through his exhaustive research, Benedict uncovers surprising new details about the inner workings of a team notorious for its secrecy. He puts readers in the room as Robert Kraft outmaneuvers a legion of lawyers and investors to buy the team. And we look over the shoulder of forty-year-old Tom Brady as a surgeon operates on his throwing hand on the eve of the AFC Championship Game in 2018.
By tracing the team’s epic run through the perspectives of Kraft, Belichick, and Brady—each of whom was interviewed for the book—the author provides a wealth of new insight into the complex human beings most responsible for the Patriots’ success. * The New England Patriots are one of the most dominant teams in sports history. The story of their meteoric rise is the biggest sports story of our time, and transcends football. They have 6.7 million Facebook followers, 4.47 million Twitter followers, and 3.9 million Instagram followers. * Jeff Benedict’s last book, co-authored with Armen Keteyian, was Tiger Woods: a #1 New York Times bestseller. * Benedict has secured exclusive access inside the Patriots organization, collecting a wealth of real-time reporting.
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