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Best book about Pistol Pete?



Looking to read a book about him. Any suggestions?










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I-H8-BAMA
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re: Best book about Pistol Pete?


Had a friend that read the first one and said it was easy to read (good flow of words ) and that it was one of the most enjoyable books he's ever read. Hope ya like it broseph





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Elleshoe
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I read pistol. Good book





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Fat Man
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I read Pistol. Interesting and an easy read.

Then I watched the move. Also enjoyable.






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I've heard from a number of people that Pistol is a lot better.





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The Mick
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I have Pistol, got as a gift about 10 yrs ago. Havent cracked it open still because I dont read.





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LockdownDefense
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Maravich by Marshall Terrill is the best Pete book I've read. It has stories about his personal life that none of the others have.



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ProjectP2294
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I haven't read either, but the second was written by Wayne Federman, who is a stand up comic. He opens up for Conan OBrien when he goes out on the road. I saw him and Conan at a Bob Costas charity event here in STL, he's really funny.

I can't vouch for the book though.






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Clark W Griswold
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Heir To A Dream is good. It's about 20+ years old though.





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EvrybodysAllAmerican
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Ive read several of them. I think Heir to a Dream is the best. I believe its the only one written (or co-written) by Pete himself. He had an interesting childhood and it goes into that a lot more, and about LSU, but less about his pro career. He talks about his dad a lot and that pretty much shaped who he was.

The others (Maravich)go into his pro career and post-retirement more, because his wife was the main source for them and written after his death. Im guessing she didnt have as much insight on his childhood or maybe was just trying to make it different than the previous book.


You'll enjoy any of them if you're a Pistol Pete fan. Lots of good stories: for instance, Press Maravich coached Mike Ditka in high school basketball.



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OBUDan
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I have a hard time seeing how anything could be better than Pistol, but I've not read both.





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LSUnowhas2
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The one on the bottom was a really good read. I haven't read the one on the top.





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moon
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I read Pistol. Twas good!





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