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11-26-2011, 11:29 PM

Part memoir, part anecdotal history of Pittsburgh's North Side, where the author grew up, and part football book, "Ruanaidh" follows to its conclusion the extraordinary life of Art Rooney, Sr. - the Chief. The strange-looking title (pronounced Ru-ah-nee) is the Gaelic word for Rooney. Candid personality portraits of almost everybody in the Chief's wide orbit are mingled with tales from Art Rooney, Jr's own high school and college football-playing days, from his time as a failed drama student in New York, from his six months of boot camp training with the Marines, and from his subsequent career as personnel director of his father's football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Here are two of the many reviews concerning “Ruanaidh":

"This is a thoughtful and interestingly detailed history of the Pittsburgh Steelers by Art Rooney, Jr., the team's vice president, who was the master mind of arguably the greatest player draft in NFL history, which resulted in four Super Bowl victories in six years."
— William Buchanan, Retired Boston Globe reporter

"A terrific read! Funny stories, sad ones... a unique look back at the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their beloved patriarch."
—Tom Danyluk, Pro Football Weekly

“Ruanaidh" Limited Edition can be purchased in a soft bound paperback version for $21.00 with the hardcover edition selling for $30.00. You can purchase this book at the Steelers Sideline stores or directly from the following website: http://www.artrooneyjr.com

Also, you can read various excerpts from the book by clicking on the “Table of Contents” area at the top of the website.

RUANAIDH" is now available on the Amazon Kindle, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and the Apple iPad for only $9.99

Thank you Steelers Fans for this opportunity to bring you the "Ruanaidh" story.

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11-26-2011, 11:43 PM
There have been several documentaries written about Art Sr. over the years, all are very well done. I'll be interested to read this account of the man who founded the Steelers.

11-27-2011, 09:49 AM
I bought The Chief DVD which I thought was a great documentary! I could have my daughter burn a few if anyone wants one!