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The Undefeated - The Oklahoma Sooners and the Greatest Winning Streak in College Football (Electronic book text)
The Undefeated - The Oklahoma Sooners and the Greatest Winning Streak in College Football (Electronic book text): Jim Dent

The Undefeated - The Oklahoma Sooners and the Greatest Winning Streak in College Football (Electronic book text)

Jim Dent

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For three perfect seasons (1954-1956), the Oklahoma Sooners won every football game they played -- home or away. This awesome record was the product of a genius and masterful coach named Bud Wilkinson and the spirited young men he led. "The Undefeated" details all the thrilling action on the field during this record winning streak, but it also reveals the behind-the-scenes tumult and pressure swirling around it.

More than just an exciting account of the greatest team accomplishment in college football history, "The Undefeated" also is an absorbing character study of the brilliant, complex coach who engineered it all, the on-field genius whose starched-shirt public persona hid a man of many secrets -- an in-depth look at a state and its people still suffering from a Depression hangover and an identity crisis, who took up the Sooners football banner almost as a religious cause -- a perceptive examination of race in fifties America as seen through the microcosm of Norman, Oklahoma and the Sooners football program.

Wilkinson recruited and played the first black to play major college football in the South or Southwest and the ordeals that Prentice Gautt went through in order to play weren't pretty. The story of his struggles is a triumphant one, and demands to be told.

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Imprint: St Martin's Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2001
Authors: Jim Dent
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-5-551-19244-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > American football
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
LSN: 5-551-19244-X
Barcode: 9785551192442

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