From Herschel to a Hobnail Boot: The Life and Times of Larry Munson

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A behind-the-scenes look into the life and career of University of Georgia football broadcaster Larry Munson, From Herschel to a Hobnail Boot tells the story of a legendary announcer and his loyal followers. The autobiography includes an exclusive audio CD of Larry Munson’s 10 greatest calls, details on his youth in Minneapolis and his love for the outdoors and musical talents, his broadcasting journey around the country before finally landing in Georgia, and the ups and downs of his four decades as part of the ...

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Overview

A behind-the-scenes look into the life and career of University of Georgia football broadcaster Larry Munson, From Herschel to a Hobnail Boot tells the story of a legendary announcer and his loyal followers. The autobiography includes an exclusive audio CD of Larry Munson’s 10 greatest calls, details on his youth in Minneapolis and his love for the outdoors and musical talents, his broadcasting journey around the country before finally landing in Georgia, and the ups and downs of his four decades as part of the Georgia program. Munson passed away on November 20, 2011, at the age of 89. In this tribute edition, coauthor Tony Barnhart adds a new section that includes several memories and tributes to the legendary Georgia broadcaster. A must-have for fans of the University of Georgia, Larry Munson's story is a remarkable look at an era where the radio voice of college football was king.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600788697
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 790,263
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Munson was hired as the radio voice of the Georgia Bulldogs in 1966 and over the next 43 years became one of the most beloved broadcasters in college football history. He worked at numerous stations before landing the job as the voice of the Bulldogs, where he remained until his retirement two games into the 2008 season. In May 2009, he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Tony Barnhart has covered college football for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 24 years and continues to write the popular Mr. College Football blog. He hosts his own weekly television show, The Tony Barnhart Show, and is a regular contributor to the College Football Today show on CBS. He is the author of Always a Bulldog, Dooley, Southern Fried Football, and What It Means to Be a Bulldog. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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