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Taliaferro : breaking barriers from the NFL draft to the ivory tower

Author: Dawn Knight
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Taliaferro was a star quarterback on Indiana University's first great football team of 1945, two years before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's racial barrier. Four years later, in 1949, he  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Knight, Dawn (Dawn K.).
Taliaferro.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608328756
Named Person: George Taliaferro; George Taliaferro
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Knight
ISBN: 9780253349316 0253349311 9780253219312 0253219310
OCLC Number: 80360943
Awards: Winner of IndieFab awards (Sports) 2007
Description: xii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: October 2005 : trick or treat --
1944-1945 : Taliaferro's football roots --
1945-1946 : adjusting to life at Indiana University --
1945-1946 : Indiana University Football --
1946-1947 : Army days --
1947 : a volatile time for professional football --
1947-1949 : back at Indiana University --
1949-1955 : integrating professional football --
1955-present : life after football --
1949-present : integration of the NFL.
Responsibility: Dawn Knight.
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