Think all we cover are books about hockey? Well, given this market, you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. 

With that in mind, it’s a pleasure to announce that in our latest episode, Glenn Stout (Series Editor – Best American Sports Writing, Author – Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway’s Remarkable First Year) joins us via phone to converse about his latest release – Pats: An Illustrated History of the New England Patriots (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Written with co-author Richard A. Johnson (Curator – The Sports Museum of New England), Pats is a meticulously crafted history of a team that has been in existence since Billy Sullivan was awarded an AFL franchise in 1959.

Go beyond nearly two decades of success with the triumvirate of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Bob Kraft, back to Bill Parcells turning the tide, and then further into history where futility and near-misses preceded it all. 

From Gillette Stadium to Nickerson Field, welcome to our conversation with Stout about the full story of a franchise that many love and plenty loath.