Try it Now Firm without compromise. Cancel whenever you want.


From America’s premier sportswriter, the definitive, #1 New York Times bestselling biography of Joe Paterno and the story of America’s love affair with football.

Joe Paterno believed that football was a way to teach young men how to live. He coached at Penn State for 62 years. In the course of his years as a head coach, his teams won 409 games, a Division I record. At the end of his life, more than 100 of those wins were invalidated by the NCAA because of the crimes of a longtime assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, and Paterno’s alleged knowledge of those crimes—knowledge Paterno denied until his death. In the process, the name Paterno—the name he had spent a lifetime building—came to represent scandal and controversy.

Joe Posnanski lived in State College, Pennsylvania, through the turbulent final months of Paterno’s life and was with him and his family as the scandal that eventually consumed him unfolded. Now with a new afterword, Posnan­ski’s book delves deep into the life of Joe Paterno, going back to his childhood days in Brooklyn and his college days at Brown, and looks at him through the eyes of the young men he coached. It is a portrait that goes beyond the daily headlines and into the life of a stubborn idealist, a teacher, and a flawed but principled man who, to the very end, loved to coach.


  • Paterno 01 Open

    Duration: 40s
  • Paterno 02 ForMargo

    Duration: 03min
  • Paterno 03 OvertureA

    Duration: 17min
  • Paterno 04 OvertureB

    Duration: 12min
  • Paterno 05 Act1

    Duration: 03min
  • Paterno 06 BrooklynA

    Duration: 14min
  • Paterno 07 BrooklynB

    Duration: 20min
  • Paterno 08 Intermezzo

    Duration: 09min
  • Paterno 09 Engle

    Duration: 27min
  • Paterno 10 Requiem

    Duration: 07min
  • Paterno 11 SueA

    Duration: 16min
  • Paterno 12 SueB

    Duration: 17min
  • Paterno 13 Act2

    Duration: 03min
  • Paterno 14 TheOtherThingA

    Duration: 11min
  • Paterno 15 TheOtherThingB

    Duration: 18min
  • Paterno 16 Intermezzo

    Duration: 07min
  • Paterno 17 TheGrandExperimentA

    Duration: 07min
  • Paterno 18 TheGrandExperimentB

    Duration: 27min
  • Paterno 19 Nixon

    Duration: 19min
  • Paterno 20 Race

    Duration: 09min
page 1 from 3