Author: Harry Augustus StuhldreherPublish On: 1940
Dame men coming miles to play was because Rockne had asked them to. Many
people were of the opinion that this game did not mean much to Rockne. That he
took its outcome light-heartedly. But that was not true. The game meant as much
Based on the Unfinished Autobiography of Knute Rockne Robert M.
Quackenbush, Mike Bynum. Portions of this book have been previously
published. Listed is their original source of publication: Grantland Rice's story first
appeared in his ...
"Coach For A Nation" transports the reader to an extraordinary time of energy, excitement, passion, and possibilities in early 20th Century America.
Author: Jim Lefebvre
Publisher: Great Day Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Coach For A Nation" transports the reader to an extraordinary time of energy, excitement, passion, and possibilities in early 20th Century America. Into this burgeoning drama stepped an immigrant lad destined to make his mark on the nation like few before him, or since. Rockne blossoms at Notre Dame and skyrockets to national fame because of his excellence as player and later coach of the Fighting Irish. His visionary genius made Notre Dame football a household name, yet his story transcends athletics; it embodies the hope and promise of a new era dawning in the US. Growing from a stammering speaker to an oratorical giant, he inspired millions through his message of dedication, teamwork, and fair play. Rockne's legacy, in life and in death, still impacts the game of college football and an American audience of the 21st Century. Now his life story is told as never before. "Coach For A Nation" is the Bronze Medal, Sports/Recreation/Fitness winner 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
None other than the legendary football coach Knute Rockne in his October 1926 POPULAR MECHANICS article, "How To Be A Football Star.
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
Win one for The Gipper. Has there ever been a better-known and widely-used exhortative phrase in sports? Not likely. But who was the “Gipper,” this mythical-like sports figure whose nickname has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement since the second decade of the twentieth century, and why is his story important? Answering those questions is the formidable task taken on here by veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh, whose Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of boxing legend Gene Tunney was referred to as “impressively researched and richly detailed” by Sports Illustrated. More than eight decades after his death, George Gipp is still regarded by football historians as Notre Dame’s best all-around player. And it was Gipp and his legendary coach, Knute Rockne, who were largely responsible for putting the small Midwestern all-male school on the map. Like Cavanaugh’s other critically acclaimed books, The Gipper is also a period piece, with a considerable focus on the era before, during, and immediately after WWI. It details the changes that the country underwent during that time, including the onset of Prohibition and the gangs that it spawned in the Midwest such as those active in the South Bend area and in nearby Chicago, headed by the notorious Al Capone.
Slain as George Gipp, Reagan rose to fight again, to invoke the spirit of the dead hero into whom he had dissolved.28 Knute Rockne doubles the theme of ...
Author: Michael Rogin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters—the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism—are familiar figures in the dream life that so often dominates American political consciousness. What are the meanings and sources of these demons? Why does the American political imagination conjure them up? Michael Rogin answers these questions by examining the American countersubversive tradition.
This relates his personal life, his efforts to get an education, and the methods and spirit with which he coached. Here are the great names, teams, and players he knew as well as Rockne's famous career at Notre Dame.
Author: Francis Wallace
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
Category: Football coaches
A biography of Knute Rockne who became a national hero as a football coach and a symbol of good sportsmanship. This relates his personal life, his efforts to get an education, and the methods and spirit with which he coached. Here are the great names, teams, and players he knew as well as Rockne's famous career at Notre Dame.
Knute Rockne — All American , which premiered in the fall of 1940 , after fighting had begun in Europe but a little over a year before the United States ...
Author: Aaron Baker
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Performing Arts
Publisher's description: Since the earliest days of the silent era, American filmmakers have been drawn to the visual spectacles of sports and their compelling narratives of conflict, triumph, and individual achievement. In Contesting Identities Aaron Baker examines how these cinematic representations of sports and athletes have evolved over time--from The Pinch Hitter and Buster Keaton's College to White Men Can't Jump, Jerry Maguire, and Girlfight. He focuses on how identities have been constructed and transcended in American society since the early twentieth century. Whether depicting team or individual sports, these films return to that most American of themes, the master narrative of self-reliance. Baker shows that even as sports films tackle socially constructed identities such as class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender, they ultimately underscore transcendence of these identities through self-reliance. In addition to discussing the genre's recurring dramatic tropes, from the populist prizefighter to the hot-headed rebel to the "manly" female athlete, Baker also looks at the social and cinematic impacts of real-life sports figures from Jackie Robinson and Babe Didrikson Zaharias to Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.
Knute Rockne Francis Wallace Great players and great coaches win with loyalty to team and school. No one knew it better than Knute Rockne.
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
KNUTE ROCKNE . Among Ellis Island's many immigrants , few were better loved and admired than football great Knute Rockne ( 1888–1931 ) .
Author: Barry Moreno
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Since 1776, millions of immigrants have landed at America's shores. To this day, their practical contributions are still felt in every field of endeavor, including agriculture, industry, and the service trades. But within the great immigrant waves there also came plucky and talented individualists, artists, and dreamers. Many of these exceptional folk went on to win worldly renown, and their names live on in history. Ellis Island's Famous Immigrants tells the story of some of the best known of these legendary characters and highlights their actual immigration experience at Ellis Island. Celebrities featured within its pages include such entrepreneurs as Max Factor, Charles Atlas, and "Chef Boyardee"; Hollywood icons Pola Negri, Bela Lugosi, and Bob Hope; spiritual figures Father Flanagan and Krishnamurti; authors Isaac Asimov and Kahlil Gibran; painters Arshile Gorky and Max Ernst; and sports figures Knute Rockne and Johnny Weissmuller.
Notre Dame won regularly when playing a number of small institutions but not as often against such Big Ten insti- * Knute Rockne (1888-1931) Knute Rockne ...
Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Social Science
This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity -- a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs -- plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.
About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Author: Francis Wallace
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Excerpt from Knute Rockne Knute Kenneth Rockne was perhaps the greatest of America's Horatio Alger heroes. He was a speck of the European fallout that drifted to our shores. Free to follow instinct, he took from the soil and the winds the nourishment needed to develop in size and strength. He had a mind that touched genius, a blowtorch spirit, physical courage, infectious humor, rare charm. He was a hungry, talented immigrant, eager to prove that he belonged. He was a battleground of emotion and intellect, of moods and feuds. He could be petty, secretive, suspicious; but there was in him neither malice nor hate; and mostly be was naive, generous, kind. He used his voice as a weapon or a sedative. His eyes could express the simple charm of a child; or a terrifying inner force. He had no great design but lived from day to day, doing the things he thought should be done. When opportunity came he was always ready; and be closed with the Opportunity that came, using the weapons available. He thought quicker and moved faster than his competitors. Had he been consistently wrong he could have been in much trouble. But he was amazingly right - and a success in a re markable variety of categories. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.