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The Wingmen, by Adam Lazarus

The Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams

The untold story of the unique fifty-year friendship between two American icons: John Glenn, the unassailable pioneer of space exploration and Ted Williams, indisputably the greatest hitter in baseball history.


May 31, 2023
Cooperstown, NY
2023 Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture


Lazarus’ solid, unflashy reporting is celebratory without being worshipful, and his study of what made a winning Washington team click will inspire both nostalgia and yearning among fans.

Kirkus Reviews

Adam Lazarus has captured in vivid detail Super Bowl XXV, played in the shadow of the first Iraq War, which made for an uneasy and anxious mood at that time in America. Super Bowl Monday is also a book for the true football fan. It really is well done.

Frank Gifford

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Best of Rivals is a must-read for 49ers fans of all ages. You will smile, cringe, and curse, then you will nod at the enduring lesson that, at some point, even the greatest of the greats will be replaced—whether they’re ready or not.

Jim Trotter

NFL reporter for ESPN


Adam Lazarus is an author specializing in non-fiction books which feature iconic and compelling figures in American history.

Adam Lazarus, Author

His work has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bleacher Report, and USA Today.

Adam’s fourth book, about Joe Gibbs and the dynastic Washington Redskins of the 1980s and 1990s, comes out in September 2015. Hail to the Redskins features more than 90 interviews and over two dozen photographs. 

His third book, Best of Rivals, is about the famous quarterback controversy between Joe Montana and Steve Young. Super Bowl Monday, his second book, centers on Super Bowl XXV, one of the greatest games in NFL history, and its intersection with Operation Desert Storm. Chasing Greatness—his first book, about the unforgettable 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont—was mentioned in Sports Illustrated. 

He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Kenyon College in 2004 and a master’s degree in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006, specializing in journalism.


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