The Immortal Ten: The Definitive Account of the 1927 Tragedy and Its Legacy at Baylor University

The Immortal Ten: The Definitive Account of the 1927 Tragedy and Its Legacy at Baylor University

by Todd Copeland


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932792904
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Series: Big Bear Books Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Todd Copeland graduated from Baylor in 1990 and is director of communications and editor of the Baylor Line, a quarterly magazine published by the Baylor Alumni Association since 1946. He also holds degrees from The University of Georgia and Texas A&M University. He has edited and written for Baylor-related publications since 1992.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

1 Departing Baylor

2 The Best of Hopes

3 In the Company of Friends

4 On the Bus

5 The Collision

6 Among the Dead

7 Heartbreaking News

8 Days of Mourning

9 The Accident's Aftermath

10 An Undying Spirit

Appendix 1: A Tradition of Remembrance

Appendix 2: A Proper Memorial

Acknowledgments and Source Notes

What People are Saying About This

Dave Campbell

Since that tragic January day in 1927, and for the several decades that followed, most Baylor people and many Texans vividly remembered the bus-train collision that resulted in the deaths of ten Baylor athletes and students. But details can elude us and memories grow dim with the passage of time. Now, based on some marvelous in-depth research, Todd Copeland has brought that day and those victims and survivors back to life. His dramatic account should be 'must' reading for Baylor people everywhere, as well as for those for whom Southwest Conference history still commands a place close to their hearts.

Dr. Eugene Baker

Todd Copeland has told the story of Baylor's Immortal Ten with a dignity of remembrance justly deserved by the young men who lost their lives. He has made each of the passengers of that ill-fated bus become personal acquaintances to the reader instead of distant shades of memory. The Baylor spirit that is personified in the story of the Immortal Ten has been indelibly enriched by Copeland's masterful treatment of the subject.

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