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The Gipper : George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the dramatic rise of Notre Dame football

Author: Jack Cavanaugh
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh examines the lives of George Gipp and Knute Rockne and discusses how they transformed Notre Dame into a football powerhouse.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: George Gipp; Knute Rockne; George Gipp; Knute Rockne; George Gipp; Knute Rockne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Cavanaugh
ISBN: 9781616081102 1616081104
OCLC Number: 601093828
Description: viii, 294 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The reluctant dropkicker --
The chance meeting of a lifetime --
The pool shark from Laurium --
The missing army inductee --
The beginning of a legend --
Football's odd couple --
Deadly flu pandemic cuts short Rockne's first season --
The fighting Hibernians --
Dorais to Rockne and an upset for the ages --
Sharpshooter with a basketball and a cue stick --
Gipp's breakout season --
Head over heels in love --
Heartbreak in Indianapolis --
The last game --
Gipp's fight for life --
A heartfelt farewell --
The four horsemen --
Win one for the Gipper? --
Even better than the horsemen --
The end of an era.
Responsibility: Jack Cavanaugh.

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Cavanaugh retells the incredible story of how a small Indiana Catholic schoolemerged as a college football powerhouse.  Read more...

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For Notre Dame fans especially and there remain many of those this is an entertaining look at one of college football s enduring heroes.

 
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