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Rockne of Notre Dame: The Making of a Football Legend
To say that Knute Rockne was the best coach who ever lived is to understate his importance to football. True, in a mere twelve years, his "Fighting Irish" won 105 games, including five astonishing undefeated seasons. But Rockne was more than the sum of his victories--he was an icon, a legend on a par with Babe Ruth, a sports giant who, more than anyone, made football an Am ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 23rd 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 1999)
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Jun 13, 2020 Meg rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
This was really interesting and informative. I love reading books set at the University of Notre Dame. There is so much history in this book, and I really learned a lot about the University of Notre Dame. This is a good read for anyone that likes college football or Notre Dame. This book is about a lot more than just football, it has a lot about what is going on at the time of Rockne's life. ...more
Just remembered I had read this book when I was in grade school. A friend had read it and talked about the event of the first forward pass thrown in football. As I remember what my friend highlighted was, "Hey, you can't do that." That inspired my interest. Firsts are often interesting, just because, and if for no other reason, they are what they are. ...more
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