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The Pride of Aggieland: Spirit and Football at a Place Like No Other

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Few schools, if any, have undergone the transformation of Texas A&M University. Founded in 1876 as a land-grant college for men interested in agricultural and mechanical studies, Texas A&M today is a powerhouse of 44,000 men and women, studying on the largest college campus in the country.

The Pride of Aggieland, with an introduction by George Bush, 41st President of the United States, shows on every page that Texas A&M is about much more than statistics and ...

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Overview

Few schools, if any, have undergone the transformation of Texas A&M University. Founded in 1876 as a land-grant college for men interested in agricultural and mechanical studies, Texas A&M today is a powerhouse of 44,000 men and women, studying on the largest college campus in the country.

The Pride of Aggieland, with an introduction by George Bush, 41st President of the United States, shows on every page that Texas A&M is about much more than statistics and buildings. It is all about spirit, camaraderie, and deep friendships. It is about patriotism - true, deep patriotism, a love of country that is palpable not only in the school's famed Corps of Cadets, but throughout the student body.

Texas A&M is all about traditions like Aggie Muster, Silver Taps, Midnight Yell Practice, the mascot Reveille, the 12th Man. It's about Yell Leaders and the spectacular Fightin' Texas Aggie Band. It's about a student body deeply hurt by the Bonfire tragedy, yet able to pull together in comfort and friendship. It's about the Red White and Blue Out, when a small group of determined students filled a stadium with "We Stand for America" T-shirts just 11 days after the tragedy of September 11. As author Homer Jacobs says, "In an unsettled world, Texas A&M is the perfect counterpoint to negativity and cynicism. To anyone who may wonder where honor and goodness have gone, I say come to College Station.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760732571
  • Publisher: Silver Lining
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

HOMER JACOBS, class of '87, is magazine editor for the 12th Man Foundation, which supports education through athletics. Jacobs, who has covered A&M football as a magazine writer since 1992, lives in College Station, Texas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2004

    Every Aggie family should have one!

    This book is a must for all Aggie families like ours. It reminds us what the A&M family is all about...pride in our school, pride in our state and pride in our country. It brings tears to the eyes when you realize how wonderful, decent and honorable our young people can be. It makes me even prouder to be an Aggie mom, sister and wife.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2004

    THIS is why kids should go to college.

    One of the best things about this book is its focus on community. In a time when kids are supposedly disaffected and holed up in their rooms playing video games, this book shows that there is such a thing as community spirit and pride. To hear about thousands of people coming together for a common goal is truly inspiring.

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