The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football (Hardback)Jack Cavanaugh (author)
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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.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 474 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 163 mm