“Not since Friday Night Lights has a writer portrayed a powerhouse high school football team and its coach as vividly as Nichols does the Braddock High Tigers; but Nichols tells a larger tale as well, that of the mid-century American working man whose livelihood may not last the season. The combination is unbeatable.”
-Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
“This is the way a sports book should be written."
-Art Rooney Jr., Vice President, Pittsburgh Steelers
“Greg Nichols couldn’t have written it better if he’d been on the sidelines with us.”
-Chuck Klausing, coach of the 1959 Braddock High Tigers
STRIKING GRIDIRON is the true story of the Braddock Tigers, a mixed-race football team from the heart of steel country that set out for a national record during the biggest strike in American history. Click the cover to pre-order now from your favorite online bookseller.
"Read this story and you will see what America is all about!"
-Bobby Bowden, NCAA record holder for most wins and bowl wins by a Division 1 FBS coach