Chiefs Kingdom

The Official Story of the 2019 Championship Season

The only authorized, intimate portrait of the spectacular season that saw the Kansas City Chiefs return to—and win—their first Super Bowl in fifty years. Featuring a foreword from head coach Andy Reid, and exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the Chiefs’ team photographers, this is a vivid, one-of-a-kind chronicle of the Chiefs’ march to their second world championship. 

In 2019, the NFL’s one hundredth season, the Chiefs once again scaled pro football’s summit, persevering through a season marked by adversity and resilience. Experience the historic journey as it has never been seen before: from the inside, through rare, on- and off-the-field photography, key never-before-seen artifacts spanning the entire campaign, and Andy Reid’s personal account of winning his first Super Bowl ring as a head coach. 

Chiefs Kingdom is more than a commemorative celebration of a world title; it is the epic story of a team on a mission, as a revamped defense and its new coordinator came together over the course of a long season, and the league’s most potent offense survived the temporary loss of its MVP quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.

From “The West Is Not Enough” to “2-3 Jet Chip Wasp,” this lavish, handsome book documents the remarkable turn of events during the marathon regular season, as well as the unprecedented post-season run in which the Chiefs rallied from double-digit deficits in all three games. Colorful, insightful, and dramatic, Chiefs Kingdom is an absorbing account of one of the most unforgettable seasons in pro football history.

About the Author

Andy Reid is the sixth-winningest coach in pro football history. In seven seasons coaching the Kansas City Chiefs, he’s led the team to seven straight winning seasons, six playoff berths, four consecutive AFC West titles, and one Super Bowl trophy. Reid earned a master’s degree (in professional leadership) and a bachelor’s degree (in physical education) at Brigham Young University. While playing football at BYU, he also served as a columnist for the Provo Daily Herald.

Michael MacCambridge has written about movies, music and popular culture, but he is best known as one of the nation's foremost authorities on pro and college football. His 2004 book America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured A Nation was named by The Washington Post as one of the most distinguished works of non-fiction that year; in 2016, the book was ranked No. 1 on NFL historian Chris Willis’s list of "The Top 100 Pro Football Books of All Time." In 1999, MacCambridge was the editor and a contributing writer for The New York Times bestseller ESPN SportsCentury, a retrospective of sports in the 20th Century, and in 2005 he edited the critically-acclaimed ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, hailed by Sports Illustrated as "the Bible" of the sport. He has also written biographies of Lamar Hunt and Chuck Noll, and his most recent book, '69 Chiefs: A Team, A Season, and the Birth of Modern Kansas City, was published by Andrews McMeel Publishing in 2019. MacCambridge's freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports IllustratedGQ, and many other publications. He lives in Austin, with his children, Miles and Ella.

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