Fields of Honor

Fields of Honor : The Golden Age of College Football and the Men Who Created It

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The Miracle in Miami began when a small group of men returned to Ohio after World War II. Some were old enough to coach football; others were young enough to play, going to school on the GI Bill. There, in a tiny community at Miami University of Ohio, the men, the character, and the modern game of football were created. Sid Gillman coached Woody Hayes, who coached Ara Parseghian, coached John Pont, coached Bo Schembechler, coached Bill Mallory. This is the story of the big, brawling family of men who formed college football. Written by John Pont's niece, their interconnections, affections and rivalries, their innovations, and their weaknesses are all beautifully portrayed, combining football history and strategy with family stories.
Watching the Superbowl and focusing on the million-dollar ads, we yearn for the bravery and the loneliness of the original players. Come back to a time when the helmets had no face guards, when the men played without padding, and when strategy and sportsmanship ruled the gridiron.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 161.5 x 234.7 x 24.9mm | 567g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0151006075
  • 9780151006076

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"A beautiful, affecting book. Clean and pure and honest and loving. My hat's off
to a wonderful new writer."--H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger, author of"Friday Night Lights"
A dynamic stunner. If you don't run, this book will make you want to, with Pont
in hand for ecstatic guidance. She has really composed an homage to being alive." --Paul West
A lyrical, touching and true tale of a running coach mentoring her high school athletes to the finishing line of their potential."--"Kirkus Reviews"
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