The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football

The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football

by Jack Cavanaugh

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ISBN-13: 9781616086015
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 831,029
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Jack Cavanaugh is a veteran sportswriter whose work has appeared most notably on the sports pages of the New York Times, for which he has covered hundreds of assignments. He is the author of six books, including Tunney (2006), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, The Gipper (2010), and Season of ’42. He has also written for Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, Golf and Tennis magazines, and a number of other national publications. Cavanaugh also was a reporter for ABC and CBS News, and has been an adjunct professor at Fairfield and Quinnipiac universities, and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Reluctant Dropkicker 6

Chapter 2 The Chance Meeting of a Lifetime 16

Chapter 3 The Pool Shark from Laurium 26

Chapter 4 The Missing Army Inductee 36

Chapter 5 The Beginning of a Legend 49

Chapter 6 Football's Odd Couple 58

Chapter 7 Deadly Flu Pandemic Cuts Short Rockne's First Season 68

Chapter 8 The Fighting Hibernians 80

Chapter 9 Dorais to Rockne and an Upset for the Ages 88

Chapter 10 Sharphooter with a Basketball and a Cue Stick 98

Chapter 11 Gipp's Breakout Season 107

Chapter 12 Head Over Heels in Love 122

Chapter 13 Heartbreak in Indianapolis 137

Chapter 14 The Last Game 160

Chapter 15 Gipp's Fight for Life 172

Chapter 16 A Heartfelt Farewell 184

Chapter 17 The Four Horseman 193

Chapter 18 Win One for The Gipper? 214

Chapter 19 Even Better Than the Horsemen 245

Chapter 20 The End of an Era 258

Epilogue 275

Acknowledgments 280

About the Author 284

Bibliography 285

Index 287

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Doondeck on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Pretty shallow review of Gipp's life. The author is clearly a fan (as am I) but I think it affected his objectivity. He doesn't even mention the legend about Gipp dying on the back steps of Washington Hall on ND's campus.