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The Undefeated: The Oklahoma Sooners and the Greatest Winning Streak in College Football

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For three perfect seasons (1954-1956), the Oklahoma Sooners won every football game they played - home or away - and over the course of five years they won 47 straight games. This awesome record was the product of a genius and masterful coach named Bud Wilkinson and the spirited young men he led. The Undefeated will detail all the thrilling action on the field during this ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published August 13th 1957)
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Tom Gase
Not a bad book, but not a great book either. Jim Dent wrote basically my favorite book of all time in "12 Mighty Orphans" and another stellar book in "Junction Boys". So naturally, I picked this used copy up for around four bucks. It was worth the four bucks, but I wouldn't pay 15 bucks for it.

"Undefeated" is about the 47-game winning streak for the University of Oklahoma's football team in the mid 1950's. The team is probably the best college football team of all time, but that doesn't mean it
A little disjointed in the beginning, but it really came on strong in the end. It was hard to put it down.

When Bud Wilkinson took over the Oklahoma Sooners football team in 1947 the team was slowly beginning to make a comeback from the Depression and Dust Bowl years and bring some pride to the state. The powers that be at the University of Oklahoma thought the state needed something to lift its spirits after the great disasters of the 1930s and John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" which painted a
I read 2 other books by this author. The Junction Boys and 12 mighty Orphans. I am going to stop reading this book because there are just TOO many names and football facts. I probably would have continued to read if it was a little more storylike. It jumps around a little, which was kind of confusing.
Several times during the course of reading this book, I had to check the cover to make sure I didn't pick up a book by Skip Bayless. The author was more interested in dishing out dirt than telling a story.
writing is a bit sloppy and repetitive in parts... but the indepth analysis of legend Bud Wilkinson and the era of football was excellent.
Bruce A.
A slice of football history from the 50's. Also gained insights into life in the post-depression dust bowl.
Apr 02, 2009 Abdul is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
its goodd for sporty people, don't recommend for anyone who doesn't like sports
Desi herrera
Being an Oklahoma fan, it was awesome to read abou their history
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