Undefeated by Mike Freeman
Inside the 1972 Miami Dolphins' Perfect Season

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“[Freeman is] an excellent storyteller.”
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The 1972 Miami Dolphins, under the expert leadership of legendary coach Don Shula, remain to this day the only team in the National Football League ever to enjoy a perfect season with no defeats and no ties. Now, 40 years after sports history was made, acclaimed sports writer Mike Freeman celebrates the Dolphins’ singular achievement in Undefeated. A riveting story filled with heartbreaking injuries, miraculous finishes, and tested relationships—featuring a roster of gridiron greats, including Bob Griese, Earl Morrall, Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield, Mercury Morris, Nick Buoniconti and others—Undefeated follows a underdog team on its remarkable run: 14 regular season victories, 2 postseason wins, and a Super Bowl championship. It is a book no football fan will want to miss. 


About Mike Freeman

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MIKE FREEMAN is a national NFL writer for CBSSports.com. Before that, he was an NFL writer and investigative reporter for the New York Times, a columnist for the Florida Times-Union, and a sports reporter, features writer, and investigative writer for the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Dallas Morning News. In all, Freeman has covered professional football for over two decades. He has twice been named honorable mention in the Best American Sports Writing series and is one of only a handful of writers to have multiple top-ten finishes in one year in the Associated Press Sports Editors writing contest. This is his sixth book. He lives in New Jersey.
Published August 21, 2012 by It Books. 463 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Freeman (Bowden: How Bobby Bowden Forged a Football Dynasty, 2009, etc.) is clearly in awe of the undefeated 1972 Dolphins and their Hall-of-Fame coach, Don Shula.

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As the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Miami Dolphins’ perfect season gear up this year, Freeman, a national NFL writer for CBSSports.com, has assembled a new book hailing Coach Don Shula’s ragtag squad’s improbable rise after a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss the previous year.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Based on years of research and interviews, Undefeated, by award-winning journalist and author Mike Freeman, examines what is perhaps the single greatest accomplishment in team sports history: the unforgettable NFL season in which the Dolphins didn't lose a single game.

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