Here is the thundering account of a team whose heritage is characterized by the same rugged confidence and gritty determination displayed by their many fans through the years. Combining more than 300 photographs with riveting text, the fourth edition takes the reader from the founding of the franchise as the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1933 through the AFC Championship game in 2011. Meet the stars of the Steelers past such as Byron "Whizzer" White, rowdy Hall-of-Famer Johnny "Blood" McNally, "Mean" Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, and Franco Harris, as well as stars of today such as Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu. Rich with interviews from players and coaches past and present, The Pittsburgh Steelers is an essential keepsake for every true fan.
Abby Mendelson is an award-winning writer who covered the Steelers as a beat reporter in the 1970s. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife.