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The San Francisco 49ers Under Coach Walsh - By Bryan Hersh May 4 2009

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The San Francisco 49ers Under Coach Walsh
By: Arne Christensen

One of the unique pleasures of "my job" at 49ers Paradise is that I often get to read and review new books, articles, etc about the 49ers. Unfortunately, often my real job conflicts with what I really want to do, and these reviews get postponed until I can sit down and read the book, provide some constructive feedback to the author(s), and of course, write something for all of you to read on 49ers Paradise. Although it took me a great deal of time to read the e-book by Arne F. Christensen, and to get to this point, where I can now offer my review on the body of work he provided, it certainly was worth the wait.

Christensen takes an extremely detailed and analytic look of the 49ers under coach Walsh. Christensen has assembled a body of statistics that are presented in a thorough and consistent manner to help fans compare teams across the different eras under Walsh. The body of work is extremely comprehensive and also banks on watching a ton of game tape, and interviews with key people who were involed with the organization during the Walsh period.

What started out to be a ode to Walsh after his death, has turned out to be a comprehensive, thorough and interesting look at the entire Walsh era in San Francisco. The body of work is currently at 340 letter sized pages and my understanding is that there are still a few appendix items to be added. Christensen has made this work available for download in parts, or as an entire collection. It is this latter option which I believe delivers the best experience to the reader. (Links are provided below).

Reading the book I felt as if I was watching the game. The detail and commentary really is that extensive. It makes you re-live moments which most of us have engrained somewhere deep in our memory, and invites newer fans to realize the sensations we all felt when we watched, heard, or read about these games for the first time. I can confidently say that the thorough approach provided by Christensen makes this book more than just an entertaining read, but akin to a historical chronicle.

My early copy of the e-book was a little bit rough around the edges. My understanding is that the author continues to brush up his work to offer a polished product to us fans. Despite some of the early rough finish, the book was easy to read, easy to understand and most importantly engaging. I recommend all fans take this opportunity to re-live the Walsh years as we look forward to a new era in San Francisco once again.

The e-book can be purchased via the following links. As always, 49ers Paradise cannot not guarantee the security or reliability of any transaction that takes place outside of the 49ers Paradise site.

Links: http://stores.lulu.com/nflhistory
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