One Night, Two Teams: Alabama vs USC and the Game That Changed a Nation

One Night, Two Teams: Alabama vs USC and the Game That Changed a Nation

by Steven Travers
     
 

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In the sweltering heat of September of 1970 on Legion Field, the USC Trojans and the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide played a game that defined the emancipation of the South from its sordid history of racial segregation. When USC's black running back Sam "The Bam" Cunnigham ran roughshod over the all-white Crimson Tide, more than a football game was won. Based

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In the sweltering heat of September of 1970 on Legion Field, the USC Trojans and the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide played a game that defined the emancipation of the South from its sordid history of racial segregation. When USC's black running back Sam "The Bam" Cunnigham ran roughshod over the all-white Crimson Tide, more than a football game was won. Based on interviews with many of the game's participants and thoroughly researched, this book presents sports as a metaphor for one of the most profound social changes in history.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist, September 1, 2007 - Wes Lukowsky
…a compelling account…and a well-told story.
From the Publisher
Steve Travers is a Renaissance man.
San Francisco Examiner - Dave Burgin
Steve Travers is a great writer, an educated athlete who knows how to get inside the player's heads, and when that happens, greatness occurs. He's gonna be a superstar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589795518
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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