The Big Scrum

The Big Scrum

How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

Book - 2011 | First edition.
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John J. Miller delivers the intriguing, never-before-told story of how Theodore Roosevelt saved American Football--a game that would become the nation's most popular sport. Miller's sweeping, novelistic retelling captures the violent, nearly lawless days of late 19th century football and the public outcry that would have ended the great game but for a crucial Presidential intervention. Teddy Roosevelt's championing of football led to the creation of the NCAA, the innovation of the forward pass, a vital collaboration between Walter Camp, Charles W. Eliot, John Heisman and others, and, ultimately, the creation of a new American pastime. Perfect for readers of Douglas Brinkley's Wilderness Warrior, Michael Lewis's The Blind Side, and Conn and Hal Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys, Miller's The Big Scrum reclaims from the shadows of obscurity a remarkable story of one defining moment in our nation's history.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2011
ISBN: 9780061744501
Branch Call Number: 796.332 ROO MIL
Characteristics: xi, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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