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Patron Saints: How the Saints Gave New Orleans a Reason to Believe Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 4, 2007

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Alan Donnes covered the Saints as a sports reporter from 1986-94, establishing the largest independent radio network in the NFL. He has managed former Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes, produced the nationally syndicated National Lampoon Radio Hour, and is currently filming a National Lampoon movie.
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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599950170
  • ASIN: B002KQ6FGK
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,965,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is more of a compilation than a novel. I bought this for my husband, who is not normally much of a reader, but he couldn't put this down. He read alot of it out loud to me, because he was so interested in the stories. I finally told him that I would read it myself when he was finished, which I did, and really enjoyed although I am not a football fan. Who couldn't be a fan that year? It tells the story from perspectives of all sides, and tells of the inspiration that came from unexpected places and inspired unexpected people.
This is definitely a must read for New Orleanians, who lived this, and understand what that Saints season meant to us. But also for others who weren't there and don't live here to understand why it meant so much.
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This book is just wonderful! If you love the city, this book is a must... I began blubbering while reading the inside cover. The New Orleans Saints saved our town and rallied its frightened people in ways that transcend sport. Thank you Alan Donnes!
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It is basically a bunch of qoutes and clippings about New Orleans/Louisiana after Pre/Post Katrina, and how much of a role the hiring of Payton and Brees + the whole program of the Saints played in bringing back N.O. Historically it is a great piece of work! As a Saints fan, brings a tear to the eye!
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The book played like a documentary in my mind as I read it, with narratives followed by interviews of people who experienced what happened. There were Saints players, Saints officials, and Saints fans eyewitness stories. I could not put the book down and when I had to I looked forward to continuing reading it. It was a great read and I thoroughly loved it. ENJOY. Yes they got the year wrong in the first sentence but that is what pens are for, still a great book.
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This book gives an amazing and accurate account of how the New Orleans Saints inspired and motivated the City of New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. As someone who went to that Monday night game against the Atlanta Falcons in the newly renovated Superdome, I cannot begin to describe the emotions I and many others experienced that night. Seeing the Saints run onto the field was my "Katrina moment." It was then that I knew things would be alright. The Superdome had always been a place to go to have fun. It was not that horrible place seen by so many people after Hurricane Katrina. To see the Saints return to the Dome turned a negative back into a positive for me. It was just one more step on the path back to normal.

That night my brother and I parked the car and began walking to the Dome. The walk took us through neighborhoods that had not yet been gutted. It took us past buildings that had water lines almost over my head. I thought about the people who walked that same path to the Dome after the hurricane hoping for refuge from the devastation. I got a lump in my throat and began to cry. This walk, however, was different. This walk was positive and determined. It was prideful, and it had purpose. We were walking to the Dome to bring it back and to bring our Saints back. Fans walking to the Dome were not just fans, we were family. We were family members from all over the New Orleans area who were brought together to welcome home a team many of us believed might never return. That night we were going to show the world that New Orleans - our home - would also return. We needed something to believe in. The Saints gave us that inspiration. We believed in them, and they seemed to believe in us. It was a powerful year.
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Told through interviews with everyone from Quarterback Drew Brees to fans of the Saints who lived in New Orleans during the rebuilding of the city, Patron Saints covers one of the greatest, TRUE underdog stories in all of sports. The interviews with Saints players and coaches are fascinating, and provide a unique insight into what actually went on behind the scenes during the unlikely Cinderella season. But what truly makes this book special are the interviews with the fans; real people who convey how important this team was to the residents of post-Katrina New Orleans. Patron Saints gives the reader a "view from the gallery;" a chance to share in how the Saints' winning season was able to uplifit the spirits of an entire city where so much had gone wrong.

There are very few true sports stories this great (that of "Rudy" Reuttiger and the Marshall football program come to mind). But this book isn't just for Saints fans, or even football fans; it's for anyone who has ever rooted for the underdog.
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