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The big scrum : how Teddy Roosevelt saved football, John J. Miller

Label
The big scrum : how Teddy Roosevelt saved football
Title
The big scrum
Title remainder
how Teddy Roosevelt saved football
Statement of responsibility
John J. Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The never-before-fully-told story of how Theodore Roosevelt helped to save the game that would become America's most popular sport. During the late nineteenth century, the game of football was a work in progress that only remotely resembled the sport of today. There was no agreement about many of the basic rules, and it was incredibly violent and extremely dangerous. Numerous young men were badly injured and dozens died in highly publicized incidents, often at America's top prep schools and colleges. Objecting to the sport's brutality, a movement of proto-Progressives tried to abolish the game. President Theodore Roosevelt, a vocal advocate of "the strenuous life" and a proponent of risk, acknowledged football's dangers but admired its potential for building character. In 1905, he summoned the coaches of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to the White House. The result was the establishment of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as well as a series of rule changes that ultimately transformed football into the quintessential American game.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, John J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Football
  • College sports
  • Football
Label
The big scrum : how Teddy Roosevelt saved football, John J. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-245) and index
Contents
The killing fields -- Creation stories -- Game time -- Camp days -- The capacity to inflict pain -- The virile virtues -- Let them be men first -- Rough riding -- Football is a fight -- The air war
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 258 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780061744501
Lccn
2010032233
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn641532495
  • (OCoLC)641532495
Label
The big scrum : how Teddy Roosevelt saved football, John J. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-245) and index
Contents
The killing fields -- Creation stories -- Game time -- Camp days -- The capacity to inflict pain -- The virile virtues -- Let them be men first -- Rough riding -- Football is a fight -- The air war
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 258 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780061744501
Lccn
2010032233
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn641532495
  • (OCoLC)641532495

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