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Battle of the Brazos : a Texas football rivalry, a riot, and a murder

Author: T G Webb; John A Adams, Jr.
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2018]
Series: Swaim-Paup sports series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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During halftime of the October 30, 1926, football game between Baylor University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, a massive riot erupted between the two student bodies that resulted in the death of Texas A&M senior cadet Charles Sessums. Though various newspaper articles have chronicled this infamous “cold case” over the last ninety years, none has placed the riot in its proper context, nor has  Read more...
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Webb, T.G., 1974-
Battle of the Brazos.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018013534
Named Person: Sports rivalries; Sports rivalries
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T G Webb; John A Adams, Jr.
ISBN: 9781623496616 1623496616 9781623496623 1623496624
OCLC Number: 1029089211
Description: xii, 170 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by John A. Adams Jr. --
Introduction: the Battle of the Brazos --
The rivalry --
The most tragic event --
Brazos bottom --
Friendly enemies --
A perfect day --
The riot --
All Hades broke loose --
Hard for wisdom to find its way --
Through! --
There shall be no regrets --
The murder --
The Baylor incident --
The city with a soul --
"He is just away" --
Epilogue: Taps --
Appendix A. Announcement of the cancellation of athletic contracts between the A & M College of Texas and Baylor University --
Appendix B.A letter from Samuel Palmer Brooks to the parents of Charlie Sessums --
Appendix C. Account of Charles M. Sessums' death following A & M-Baylor football game, October 30, 1926, and the later death of his assailant --
Notes.
Series Title: Swaim-Paup sports series.
Responsibility: T. G. Webb ; foreword by John A. Adams.

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