Regular price: $45.49

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

As the coach during professional football’s most storied era, Tom Landry transformed the gridiron from a no-holds-barred battlefield to the highly-technical chess match it is today. With his trademark fedora and stoic facade, he was a man of faith and few words, for 29 years guiding “America’s Team” from laughingstock to well-oiled machine, with an unprecedented twenty consecutive winning seasons and two Super Bowl titles. Now, more than a decade after Landry’s death, acclaimed biographer Mark Ribowsky takes a fresh look at this misunderstood legend, telling us as much about our country’s obsession with football as about Landry himself, the likes of whom we’ll never see again.

©2014 Mark Ribowsky (P)2014 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

“An eloquent, honest tribute to a sports genius.” ( Publishers Weekly, Best 100 Books of 2013)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great research!

An excellent story, with a great narrator... It gave me an important remindment of cowboy history!Dont miss it!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Cowboys fan of over 50 years!

Wow,I got to relive great wins, heartbreaking losses, inside look at the coach I loved!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

A good story ruined by politics

What would have made The Last Cowboy better?

Landry's story is an interesting one. The author injects his political beliefs too often.

What was most disappointing about Mark Ribowsky’s story?

He blamed the white citizens of Dallas and conservatives for the Kennedy assassination. How about doing some research on Lee Harvey Oswald first? And the several references to Pete Gent, an average player who hated Landry, as if he was an unbiased authority!

What didn’t you like about Peter Berkrot’s performance?

Very whiny. Almost too hard to take at times.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger that the author injected his personal agenda. Hey, write your own political book, don't insert it into a biography!

Any additional comments?

Poor research.