2013 BCS National Championship: A Reflection on America’s Moral Equivalent of War, Occasioned by the Latest Meeting on the Gridiron of the Crimson Tide and Notre Dame [NOOK Book]

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College football is a cultural dynamo, the sport that like no other taps into Americans’ martial spirit and evokes the fervor of religious faith. Further, it has been a fulcrum of social change; its schemes date back to Hannibal; and some of its themes are drawn from military history and Shakespeare’s tragedies. In the great battles of history and contemporary times, great warriors make great coaches; weak and irresolute generals never win the battle of the gridiron. Author Brandt Ayers uses the occasion of the ...
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2013 BCS National Championship: A Reflection on America’s Moral Equivalent of War, Occasioned by the Latest Meeting on the Gridiron of the Crimson Tide and Notre Dame

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Overview

College football is a cultural dynamo, the sport that like no other taps into Americans’ martial spirit and evokes the fervor of religious faith. Further, it has been a fulcrum of social change; its schemes date back to Hannibal; and some of its themes are drawn from military history and Shakespeare’s tragedies. In the great battles of history and contemporary times, great warriors make great coaches; weak and irresolute generals never win the battle of the gridiron. Author Brandt Ayers uses the occasion of the 2013 BCS National Championship game to explore these themes and to highlight the football legacies of the universities of Alabama and Notre Dame.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016168753
  • Publisher: NewSouth, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 40
  • File size: 452 KB

Meet the Author

Brandt Ayers, the current publisher of the Anniston Star, graduated from the University of Alabama and later studied at Harvard and Columbia. He served as Washington correspondent for the (Raleigh) News and Observer and covered Robert Kennedy’s Justice Department for a news bureau serving newspapers in the South and Southwest. He later led the Star during the turbulent civil rights era. He was one of the founders and the president of an institutional expression of the New South movement, the L. Q. C. Lamar Society. He is the author of a memoir, In Love With Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal (NewSouth: 2013).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    NoTRE DAME

    I am watching the game.GO IRISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Misleading main title

    Many good thoughts from a smart man, but very little about the real game. Ok read about his view of southern football and values. A little about BAMA AND ND play but not about game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    BAMA

    Anyone else watchin the game?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

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