They started play as an expansion team in 1961, and within a decade, the Minnesota Vikings were among the NFL’s elite---and most popular---franchises. Minnesota Vikings: The Complete Illustrated History provides the ultimate celebration of this iconic team. Updated to include the historic 2009 season, this revised edition presents all the heroes, all the drama, and all the heartbreaks from a half century of Vikings football, from the debut season with Fran Tarkenton behind center, through the “Purple People Eaters” era, to the latest performances by all-time greats Adrian Peterson and Brett Favre. Written by one the state’s most revered sports columnists, this is a book that no Vikings fan should be without.
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