It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness (Hardcover)

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“Seth Wickersham has managed to do the impossible: he has pulled off the definitive document of the Belichick/Brady dynasty.”

—Bill Simmons, The Ringer


The explosive, long-awaited account of the making of the greatest dynasty in football history—from the acclaimed ESPN reporter who has been there from the very beginning.


Over two unbelievable decades, the New England Patriots were not only the NFL’s most dominant team, but also—and by far—the most secretive. How did they achieve and sustain greatness—and what were the costs?


In It's Better to Be Feared, Seth Wickersham, one of the country’s finest long form and investigative sportswriters, tells the full, behind-the-scenes story of the Patriots, capturing the brilliance, ambition, and vanity that powered and ultimately unraveled them. Based on hundreds of interviews conducted since 2001, Wickersham’s chronicle is packed with revelations, taking us deep into Bill Belichick’s tactical ingenuity and Tom Brady’s unique mentality while also reporting on their divergent paths in 2020, including Brady’s run to the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raucous, unvarnished, and definitive, It’s Better to Be Feared is an instant classic of American sportswriting in the tradition of Michael Lewis, David Maraniss, and David Halberstam.



About the Author


Seth Wickersham is a senior writer at ESPN. His reporting has been anthologized in The Best American Magazine Writing and The Best American Sports Writing, among other publications. He lives in Connecticut.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781631498237
ISBN-10: 1631498231
Publisher: Liveright
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
Pages: 528
Language: English