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Bud Wilkinson: An Intimate Portrait of an American Legend
     

Bud Wilkinson: An Intimate Portrait of an American Legend

by Jay Wilkinson, Gretchen S. Hirsch
 

Bud Wilkinson, Bear Bryant, and Woody Hayes-these are the names that come to mind when the talk turns to great collegiate football coaches. Wilkinson achieved the American Dream playing by the rules. No short cuts or quick fixes. As Americans search for success and role models, a retrospective view of Wilkinson offers a road map to the top, and a look at a durable

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Bud Wilkinson, Bear Bryant, and Woody Hayes-these are the names that come to mind when the talk turns to great collegiate football coaches. Wilkinson achieved the American Dream playing by the rules. No short cuts or quick fixes. As Americans search for success and role models, a retrospective view of Wilkinson offers a road map to the top, and a look at a durable American hero.

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Library Journal
Wilkinson, as football coach for the University of Oklahoma Sooners, ran up a fabulous record of wins from 1947 to 1963, including 47 straight from 1953 to 1963. His teams were national champions on three occasions and won six bowl games. In his later life, Wilkinson became involved in politics, business, and the President's Fitness Council. Son Jay, an All-American football player at Duke University, gives a warm, admiring view of his hard-driving but deeply religious father. This book offers a startling contrast to Bootlegger's Son (LJ 9/15/90), the autobiography of another famous Sooner football coach, Barry Switzer. Oklahoma libraries and fuller football collection will want Bud Wilkinson. It's optional elsewhere.-Morey Berger, St. Joseph's Hosp. Medical Lib., Tucson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571670017
Publisher:
Sagamore Publishing, L.L.C.
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Pages:
250

Meet the Author

Gretchen Hirsch is the author of "Talking Your Way to the Top: Business English that Works," as well as several other books, and she has published extensively in "Womans Day, Redbook, Health Trends, The Osteopathic Pulse, The Professional Communicator," and "Gifted Child Today," She is a founding member of her own communications consulting business with clients ranging from corporations, educational institutions, and financial services to a variety of nonprofits.

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