Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football” as Want to Read:
Shake Down the Thunder...
Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football
Beginning with the humble origins of the Notre Dame football program in the nineteenth century, Shake Down the Thunder traces the evolution of the team to its status as a preeminent football power - winning national championships and attracting huge crowds to its games from coast to coast. In the process, Notre Dame has been hailed as the paragon of college football, and i ...more
Paperback, 634 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Holt Paperbacks
(first published November 1st 1993)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
An excellent warts and all description of how Knute Rockne created the Notre Dame football legacy from just about scratch. He was not only a masterful coach, innovator and motivator, he was also a tireless /spokeman salesman for the school, for his team and for any product that would pay his fee to endorse it. Rockne understood that people won't pay good money to see the games and root for the team from the little Indiana Catholic school unless they had a reason to do so, and Rockne gave them th ...more