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The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football #2020

The Gipper George Gipp Knute Rockne and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football Win one for The Gipper Has there ever been a better known and widely used exhortative phrase in sports Not likely But who was the Gipper this mythical like sports figure whose nickname has aroused i

  • Title: The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football
  • Author: Jack Cavanaugh
  • ISBN: 9781616081102
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football By Jack Cavanaugh, Win one for The Gipper Has there ever been a better known and widely used exhortative phrase in sports Not likely But who was the Gipper, this mythical like sports figure whose nickname has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement since the second decade of the twentieth century, and why is his story important Answering those questions is the formiWin one for The Gipper Has there ever been a better known and widely used exhortative phrase in sports Not likely But who was the Gipper, this mythical like sports figure whose nickname has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement since the second decade of the twentieth century, and why is his story important Answering those questions is the formidable task taken on here by veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh, whose Pulitzer Prize nominated biography of boxing legend Gene Tunney was referred to as impressively researched and richly detailed by Sports Illustrated More than eight decades after his death, George Gipp is still regarded by football historians as Notre Dame s best all around player And it was Gipp and his legendary coach, Knute Rockne, who were largely responsible for putting the small Midwestern all male school on the map Like Cavanaugh s other critically acclaimed books, The Gipper is also a period piece, with a considerable focus on the era before, during, and immediately after WWI It details the changes that the country underwent during that time, including the onset of Prohibition and the gangs that it spawned in the Midwest such as those active in the South Bend area and in nearby Chicago, headed by the notorious Al Capone.

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

    1. It is certainly chock full of information and I learned much about George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the era of college football they represent I have long been curious about the man behind the legend of The Gipper which was further fortified by a recent visit to his hometown in the upper peninsula of Michigan He was certainly a blessed athlete, the greatest college football player of his era and very possibly a big league baseball player had he lived past 25 As Cavanaugh writes, however, he was qu [...]

    2. For my Red Dot Book I choose the The Gipper by Jack Cavanaugh This book was an ok read but i had read another book pretty similar to this book and the other was factual and went in depth into the Gipper s life but this book taught me some things that i had never none about him but did have some errors and jumped to different times Like he said that Gipper had played cornerback along the other positions he did play and the problem with that is that is that was not a position he played and corre [...]

    3. My main complaint about this book and the reason it got 2 stars instead of 3 was the timeline was too erratic It jumped back and forth between events that happened in 1913 to events that happened in the 1920s and early 1930s without any real discernible organization Much of the book was based on interviews with involved parties, who often had conflicting information This is understandable given that personal accounts rarely line up exactly, but I would have liked a little bit synthesis and conc [...]

    4. I usually recommend that people stop reading books if they are not enjoying them I didn t really enjoy this book It is infuriatingly repetitive, and its structure is haphazard at best But I still kept reading I bought this book as a souvenir from my trip to South Bend last year to watch my BYU Cougars take on the Fighting Irish Like most other people, I m vaguely familiar with the rallying cry, Win one for the Gipper, but I didn t know exactly where it came from I was hoping that this book would [...]

    5. Fascinating Read I consider myself pretty versed in Notre Dame history but I learned a lot that I never knew Though unimportant to many, one thing I learned that touched me most was that both Rockne and Gipp were Protestants when they arrived at ND and by the end of their life, entered into full communion of the Catholic faith A beautiful fact I never knew Same goes for my other hero of the 1920 s Bobby Jones.

    6. I m interested in the history of college football so i spend 3 for this book It was worth it If you are a ND fan or know one who is interested in ND history this is a very good book for such person Focused on the rise of The Fighting Irish s rise to fame from 1900 1930 Centered arounf George Gipp Knute Rockne.

    7. The information was well researched informative The trouble I had with it was the repetition The section of Gipp really was overkill when he wrote about all of the gambling whatnot.

    8. I was interesting in The Gipper after watch the Knute Rockne movie where Reagan played the character It was an okay read

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