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John is a fountain of interesting anecdotes about not only sports figures, but great people in history.He grew up in Chicago surrounded by championship collegiate teams and decorated and historic professional teams. . His love for professional and college sports set him on his career of writing autobiographies about the history of sports and some of the great athletes that stood above the rest.Greenburg started his career as an author because of his love for Football. He gained his knowledge of the athletes he writes about from his days doing historical research on football.]Greenburg was a Historian for the All-American Football Foundation.His first book published book “Captain Courageous: My True Story” had nothing to do with sports, but the main character was Martin Skylark, better known as Captain Courageous and his life at sea. Martin tells Greenburg about his true encounters with Pirates, the pirates we know today, his battles in sea ports across the world, hurricanes at sea and sea creatures he encountered like the Giant Squid.His second book brought him back to what got him started as an Author with “The Grand Old Man: Amos Alonzo Stagg”. This book depicts the amazing 7 decade career of this College Hall of Fame and College Football Pioneer Coach who pioneered the way College Football is played today and his teachings and policies transcended over into the NFL.
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