Loyal Sons: The Story of the Four Horsemen and Notre Dame Football's 1924 Champions

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Finally - a book that tells the story of The Four Horsemen and their 1924 Notre Dame team. Loyal Sons chronicles the allure these players, Coach Knute Rockne and the entire squad held for millions across the country. Today's sold-out Notre Dame stadium, national television contract and coast-to-coast following can all trace their roots to the phenomenon that swept the nation as the Fighting Irish captured their first national football championship in 1924. Loyal Sons tells how ...
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Overview

Finally - a book that tells the story of The Four Horsemen and their 1924 Notre Dame team. Loyal Sons chronicles the allure these players, Coach Knute Rockne and the entire squad held for millions across the country. Today's sold-out Notre Dame stadium, national television contract and coast-to-coast following can all trace their roots to the phenomenon that swept the nation as the Fighting Irish captured their first national football championship in 1924. Loyal Sons tells how it all happened.
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South Bend Tribune
A 'must-read' real jewel...wonderfully researched and detailed.
The Midwest Book Review
An engaging read...Especially recommended for football enthusiasts with a passion for the history of the sport.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981884103
  • Publisher: Great Day Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 784,488
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
1 Under the Summer Sun 1
2 Finding A Home 12
3 Football Towns 26
4 A Cautionary Tale 41
5 Building A Line 51
6 Fighting Back 61
7 The Greatest Curtain Raiser Ever 68
8 "To Radiate Football Contests" 77
9 Slaying the Little Giants 85
10 The Stage Is Set 92
11 A City Abuzz 101
12 October 18, 1924 110
13 A Blue-Gray October Sky 122
14 Headed East Again 132
15 Homecoming 144
16 On to Wisconsin 156
17 Redemption 170
18 Close Shave in Chicago 184
19 Closing Out Carnegie 198
20 Leland Stanford Here We Come 212
21 The Crowning Glory 224
22 Homeward Bound 240 Epilogue 247 Afterword 251 Appendices 253 Acknowledgments 265 Bibliography 267 Notes 270 Index 271
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  • Posted October 20, 2009

    Buy this book!

    Jim Lefebvre's research for this book was unrelenting. I know, I spent some time kicking around the cold, snowy streets of Green Bay, Wisconsin (Jim's hometown as well as that of "Sleepy" Jim) giving him a small hand pulling together information on the "Crowley quadrant" of the legend of the Four Horsemen.

    Jim did not hesitate to go where the story took him. But after the facts are gathered, the task of assembling them into a compelling narrative remains. Jim Lefebvre has scored big on both counts--the research and the writing. This award-winning book is a great read--whether you are a fan of Notre Dame, Notre Dame football, U.S. history, college athletics, or the human spirit.

    Nice job, Jim! What you have created here is a classic piece in the annals of the history of "The Irish."

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