Congratulations to one of Business Communication’s most insightful and caring writing mentors, Jack Gilden, who just signed a contract with the University of Nebraska Press for publication of his book, “Triumph and Disaster,” in the fall of 2018.

As Jack writes, “It’s a story about the contentious relationship between Johnny Unitas and his coach, Don Shula, in the 1960s. The book also discusses the success and failures of those two men and how they personally gave rise to their game and helped shape American culture in ways they never imagined. The winding story explores the era’s many social movements including the Vietnam war, civil rights, and the sexual revolution.”

His research included personal interviews with Raymond Berry, Don Shula, Joe Namath, Jimmy Orr, Bobby Boyd, Sam Havrilack, Tom Matte, Gay Talese, Gary Collins, Frank Ryan, Bill Curry, Dan Sullivan, Charley Winner, Jan Unitas and many others.

We are so proud to be associated with such an amazing writer! In the photo, he appears with Sam Schaeffer, one of many departmental interns he has mentored through the years.