Author will discuss and sign copies of his latest book that chronicles the dynamic and awe inspiring New York Giants of the late 50s and early 60s on January 10th.
UNCASVILLE, CT (December 16 , 2008) – Mohegan Sun is proud to announce that the next installment of the exciting “Winning Authors” series will be with famed sports writer Jack Cavanaugh. The acclaimed author who wrote the highly-received Tunney, has a new book Giants Among Men and is set to host a discussion on Saturday, January 10th in The Cabaret Theatre at 2:00pm to be followed by a signing in the Spring Gateway in The Shops concourse at 3:00pm.
Whether you are a big-time New York Giant football fan or a general sports enthusiast, you will enjoy Jack Cavanaugh’s latest sports tale which is the true story of an inspirational and close-knit team that would go on to change the NFL forever. The hard-nosed players led by World War II veteran and Hall of Fame defensive end Andy Robustelli were an invigorating, hard fighting team that represented one of the most legendary and historic eras of football. Cavanaugh touches upon how this team was built around a collection of players who worked second jobs on top of battling on the gridiron every Sunday. It was these traits that helped mold the unique bond between the players and fans of New York. The glory years spanned from 1956-1963 where the Giants would play in six NFL Championship Games. Jack Cavanaugh’s account of this special team which spawned the coaching gods Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi as well as launching the careers of future Hall-of-Famers Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, Emlen Tunnell and Pat Summerall is one of profound significance for not only sports but one that transcends into historic and cultural importance for a nation.
As part of the “Winning Authors” event, a collaboration between Mohegan Sun and Spin Street, Cavanaugh will host a forum at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre. Included will be a question and answer session where guests can ask him questions about the new book at 2:00pm. A book signing of Giants Among Men will follow in the Spring Gateway at 3:00pm in The Shops concourse. Both events are free and open to the public. Giants Among Men is on sale and available at Spin Street and will be available for purchase day of event.
Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, is one of the nation’s premier high- end music, movies and memorabilia entertainment stores offering thousands of CDs spanning every genre imaginable from the roaring 20s through today and an unmatched selection of DVDs, books and video games. Spin Street carries an astounding array of personalized and one-of-a-kind pieces of autographed music, film and sports memorabilia and routinely hosts personal appearances by many of today’s musical heroes in intimate after-show CD signings.
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