Steve Clark's Bear Revelations
weaves a history of early 1970s Alabama football around the man -- make that The Man, as Clark does who made it happen. Clark was a student assistant in the athletics department and has a vivid memory of the minutiae. His memories paint a Paul Bryant unlike the famed coach known to most. --Kirk McNair, Editor, BAMA Magazine
"I really enjoyed this book. From the trenches, we (players) had one view of the Coach. This story gives us a different perspective. But it talks about work and that's Coach Bryant. A few years after graduation, I went to watch the team practice on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The Coach came down from the tower and greeted me and asked, "What are you doing now?" I answered, and he responded "Why are you not at work?" The book brings to life so many good memories of Coach Bryant and those years. The big picture it shows us is great." --Johnny Sharpless, member, 1973 National Championship Crimson Tide
chronicles the legendary Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant as seen through the eyes of his young student assistant Steve Clark. We re-experience the impact on Alabama campus life in the 70's of Viet Nam, alcohol, drugs, racial integration, rock music, and the Nixon disgrace. We learn, as Clark learns, that Bryant's values of hard work, planning, discipline, total commitment, and fundamental decency apply not only to football, but to life beyond that demanding sport. Bear Revelations
allows us to see the human being who was also a sports icon. --Dr. Ladell Payne, founding member, NCAA President's Commission
About the Author
Steve Clark is a writer and media producer who received his BA, MBA and B.E.A.R. from the University of Alabama. He lives between 30A Destin, Florida and Lake Jordan above Montgomery, Alabama, where he is at work on his next novel.