Conquest: Pete Carroll and the Trojans' Climb to the Top of the College Football Mountain

Overview

A look at Pete Carroll and the rebuilding of USC, this investigation revisits the ups and downs and critical moments that have gone into rebuilding the Trojans into one of the best football programs in the country. Readers are given the inside story on the Trojan's downward spiral and long road back through stories such as why Coach Pete Carroll wasn't the Trojan's first choice as head coach, the history of how losing became the norm, how Carson Palmer went from disappointing to Heisman Trophy winner, recaps of ...

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Overview

A look at Pete Carroll and the rebuilding of USC, this investigation revisits the ups and downs and critical moments that have gone into rebuilding the Trojans into one of the best football programs in the country. Readers are given the inside story on the Trojan's downward spiral and long road back through stories such as why Coach Pete Carroll wasn't the Trojan's first choice as head coach, the history of how losing became the norm, how Carson Palmer went from disappointing to Heisman Trophy winner, recaps of key victories that sent the Trojans on a remarkable winning streak, and the sweet victory in the 2005 Orange Bowl vs. the Oklahoma Sooners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572437890
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 8/22/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

David Wharton has covered sports for the Los Angeles Times for 25 years. His work has won a range of national honors, including the Associated Press Sports Editors award, and has been selected for the Best American Sports Writing series. He has also written for magazines such as Men's Fitness and Surfer, and is the coauthor of USC Football: Yesterday & Today. Gary Klein is a journalist for the Los Angeles Times. Pat Haden is the athletic director for the University of Southern California. He is a former USC and NFL quarterback.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2005

    Informative, well written and hard to put down!

    What a great read by Klein and Wharton! As a fan I was fascinated by the 'behind the scenes' events that took place during these four seasons. The mix of profiles and thoughts on key players and coaches and the affect they had on the program made this book a real page turner. Whether an SC fan or not this was a very interesting read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2005

    A Mandatory Book for any USC Football Fan

    This is a must read for any USC football fan. Klein and Wharton's writing syle is clear and easy to understand. The information is in depth and gives a glimpse into the USC football program that the public usually doesn't see. I plan to purchase copies for my friends for Christmas. Can't wait until 'Three Pete' second verson to come out next fall!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2005

    Great Addition to Any Trojan Fan Library!

    If you are a fan of the USC Trojans or just a college football fan in general this book is for you! Klein's writing style is excellent, a good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2005

    Even UCLA fans will like this book.

    You have to read this book, whether you are a Trojan fan or even a UCLA fan like me. Interesting, full of information about the USC football program that most of us never knew. I picked the book up out of curiosity, and put it down almost 3 hours later...finished it up the next day. This book captures what 'really happens' in a sports program as a team challenges, and wins, a National Title...and then another one. As a UCLA Bruin Fan, I hate to admit it, but this was a great book and I would recommend it to any fan of college football, regardless of who you root for and what colors you wear every Saturday during the College Football season.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2005

    'Hey Klein, Nice work!' said former 'Mrs C' : )

    Super job of highlighting the Trojans rise to the top. My son-in-law will love the 'inside look' you have provided. As long time fan of college football, the Trojans deserve to be at the top. Thanks for the peek 'inside'.

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