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The Galloping Ghost : Red Grange, an American football legend, Gary Andrew Poole

Label
The Galloping Ghost : Red Grange, an American football legend
Title
The Galloping Ghost
Title remainder
Red Grange, an American football legend
Statement of responsibility
Gary Andrew Poole
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1920s four athletes defined American sports: Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, and Red Grange. They were the country's first athletic pantheon, and for a few brief years Red Grange outshone them all. This is the remarkable untold story of this fleet-footed college football player who inspired poetry, dazzled fans as he felled opponents on the field, and, with the help of an unscrupulous and utterly brilliant manager (the first real-life Jerry Maguire), helped launch and legitimize professional football, changing American sports forever. Biographer Poole draws on exhaustive research and interviews to evoke the golden age of sports in all its splendor and outrageousness. He transports readers from college football rallies to barnstorming tours, from the locker room to the White House to Hollywood, and he lays bare the fascinating and psychologically complex relationship between a star athlete and the nation's first real sports agent.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poole, Gary Andrew
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV939.G7
LC item number
P66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grange, Red
  • Football players
Label
The Galloping Ghost : Red Grange, an American football legend, Gary Andrew Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-311) and index
Control code
ocn220420811
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 320 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618691630
Lccn
2008014751
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Galloping Ghost : Red Grange, an American football legend, Gary Andrew Poole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-311) and index
Control code
ocn220420811
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 320 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618691630
Lccn
2008014751
Other physical details
ill.

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