Battle of the Brazos: A Texas Football Rivalry, a Riot, and a Murder

Battle of the Brazos: A Texas Football Rivalry, a Riot, and a Murder

by T. G. Webb

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623496616
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 07/30/2018
Series: Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. '74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar '74 & Nancy Paup
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 362,691
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


T. G. WEBB is an avid college football fan and local historian. He lives and works in Waco.

Table of Contents

Foreword John A. Adams Jr. ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Battle of the Brazos 1

Part I The Rivalry 5

Chapter 1 The Most Tragic Event 7

Chapter 2 Brazos Bottom 12

Chapter 3 Friendly Enemies 24

Chapter 4 A Perfect Day 43

Part II The Riot 59

Chapter 5 All Hades Broke Loose 61

Chapter 6 Hard for Wisdom to Find Its Way 74

Chapter 7 Through! 91

Chapter 8 There Shall Be No Regrets 97

Part III The Murder 105

Chapter 9 The Baylor Incident 107

Chapter 10 "The City with a Soul" 116

Chapter 11 "He Is Just Away" 126

Epilogue: Taps 135

Appendix A Announcement of the Cancellation of Athletic Contracts between the A&M College of Texas and Baylor University 137

Appendix B A Letter from Samuel Palmer Brooks to the Parents of Charlie Sessums 139

Appendix C Account of Charles M. Sessums' Death following A&M-Baylor Football Game, October 30, 1926, and the Later Death of His Assailant 141

Notes 145

Bibliography 161

Index 165

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