Former greats to unveil new books

Former Vince Lombardi era guards Jerry Kramer and Fuzzy Thurston will team up again to host a pre-game event this Sunday, debuting their new books, at the Resch Center prior to Green Bay's regular season opener Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and will include many of their Super Bowl I & II teammates who are featured in their books, including Willie Davis, Max McGee, Zeke Bratkowski, Dave Robinson, Bob Skoronski and Ron Kramer.

Thurston this month is unveiling "What A Wonderful World, The Fuzzy Thurston Story." Kramer, in August, released a new edition of the classic "Instant Replay."

The event will feature a presentation by the players about the Lombardi era, and include an autograph session, question and answer opportunities, and food and beverages. All tickets include autographed, first edition copies of both books. Tickets are available online at, or by calling (800) 708-1078.

Thurston and his wife, Sue, will also hold a sneak peek of their book for the media at a press conference on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Thurston will be joined by Kramer and the entire Thurston family. The press event will be followed by a book signing, featuring the entire Thurston family. The press conference is open to the public and is free of charge. Fans are encouraged to attend. Information is available at

Thurston's autobiography chronicles his amazing life journey. It is the inspirational true story of how one man's dedication, perseverance and "never-say-die" attitude propelled him from small-town Altoona, Wisconsin to the pinnacle of the NFL with Vince Lombardi's Packers.

"Instant Replay" is in print for the first time in more than a decade, and hailed by the New York Times as "the best behind the scenes glimpse of pro-football ever produced." It is a testament to the pure grit, heart, tears and sweat poured into the 1967 season of Lombardi's Green Bay Packers.

Both books can be ordered online at either, or by calling (800) 708-1078.

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