North Dallas Forty Author:Peter Gent North Dallas Forty is the story of eight harrowing days in the life of a professional football player. In some of the most shocking scenes in recent fictions, Peter Gent, a former offensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, tells the devastating truth about the world of a pro ballplayer--a world of drugs, pain, sex and incredible savagery. — But there... more » is more, for North Dallas Forty is written with enormous sensitivity. There is a tender, tragic love affair that deeply touches the heart. And infused throughout is a marvelous vein of humor reminiscent of Catch 22 and M*A*S*H.
North Dallas Forty graphically shows the disturbing relationship between violence in the Sunday arena and violence in America itself.« less