Horns, Hogs, And Nixon Coming

Horns, Hogs, And Nixon Coming

4.0 1
by Terry Frei
     
 

On December 6, 1969, the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks met in what many consider the game of the century. Both teams were undefeated; both featured devastating and innovative offenses; both boasted stingy defenses; and both were coached by superior tacticians and stirring motivators, Texas's Darrell Royal and Arkansas's Frank Broyles. Moreover,

Overview

On December 6, 1969, the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks met in what many consider the game of the century. Both teams were undefeated; both featured devastating and innovative offenses; both boasted stingy defenses; and both were coached by superior tacticians and stirring motivators, Texas's Darrell Royal and Arkansas's Frank Broyles. Moreover, President Richard Nixon was on hand to present his own national championship plaque to the winners. Even if it had been just a game, it would have been memorable today. But it was much more, because nothing was so simple in December 1969. In Horns, Hogs, & Nixon Coming, Terry Frei deftly weaves the social, political, and athletic trends together for an unforgettable look at one of the landmark college sporting events of all time.

Editorial Reviews

San Antonio Express News
It is a great story, well told with more delicious details than a linebacker could tackle.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Frei does a masterful job of weaving in the historical significance of the turbulent times, including the Vietnam War protests, the military draft lottery and the civil rights movement that were so much a part of the campus life in that era...It's political football at its best...
Denver Post
Denver Post sports writer Terry Frei's book is much more than a recounting of the Texas-Arkansas 'Game of the Century' that earned the Longhorns the 1969 national college football championship. Horns, Hogs and Nixon Coming is a timeline of one of the most tumultuous and important years in American history.
Log Cabin Democrat
A very good book.
Times Record - John Brummett
A very good book, Horns, Hogs and Nixon Coming has been written not only about the game and the people, but its extraordinary time of war and racial struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589791299
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,085,947
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.93(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Terry Frei is a columnist for the Denver Post, and regularly contributes articles to ESPN.com and The Sporting News. He lives in Denver.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >