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The first star : Red Grange and the barnstorming tour that launched the NFL

Author: Lars Anderson
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Acclaimed sportswriter Anderson recounts the thrilling story of Harold "Red" Grange, the Galloping Ghost of the gridiron, and the wild barnstorming tour that earns professional football a place in the American sporting firmament.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Red Grange; George Halas; Charles C Pyle; Red Grange; George Halas; Charles C Pyle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Anderson
ISBN: 9781400067299 1400067294
OCLC Number: 290470054
Description: 252 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An ambitious plan ---
Something not seen in football before--
A hard life --
The wonder of Wheaton --
A marked man --
The education of George Halas --
Worth coming thousands of miles to see --
Cash and carry --
A plunge into the pro pool --
The barnstormers --
My worries are over --
The most harassed young man in America --
The ladies' man --
The storming of Los Angeles --
Epilogue: The founding fathers.
Responsibility: Lars Anderson.

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Acclaimed sportswriter Anderson recounts the thrilling story of Harold "Red" Grange, the Galloping Ghost of the gridiron, and the wild barnstorming tour that earns professional football a place in the American sporting firmament.

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