Resurrection: The Miracle Season That Saved Notre Dame

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Macmillan, Aug 31, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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Jim Dent, author of the New York Times bestselling The Junction Boys returns with the remarkable and inspiring story of one of the biggest comebacks in college football history.

In the 1960's, Notre Dame's football program was in shambles. Little did anyone know, help was on its way in the form of Ara Parseghian, a controversial choice for head coach--the first one outside of the Notre Dame "family." It was now his responsibility to rebuild the once-proud program and teach the Fighting Irish how to win again. But it was no small task.

The men of Notre Dame football were a bunch of unlikelies and oddballs, but Parseghian transformed them into a team: a senior quarterback who would win the Heisman Trophy; a five-foot-eight walk-on who would make first team All-American; an exceptionally rare black player, who would overcome much more than his quiet demeanor to rise to All-American, All-Pro, Hall of Famer, and to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Parseghian would change everything, from the uniforms and pads to the offensive strategy. It would be a huge gamble against great obstacles. But Ara Parseghian had that look in his eye....

New York Times bestselling author Jim Dent chronicles one of the greatest comeback seasons in the history of college football. Once again confirming his position as one of the top sports writers in the country, Dent brings the legends of Notre Dame football to life in an unforgettable story of second chances, determination, and unwavering spirit.

  

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User Review  - rsplenda477 - LibraryThing

A wonderful look into the miraculous 1964 season of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. After over a decade of mediocrity, Jim Dent describes the hiring of Ara Parseghian, and the magical 1964 season that put Notre Dame back on the national scene. Read full review

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User Review  - Caleb Belai - Goodreads

This was a great book about overcoming obstacles and team unity, everyone on this team had a different story and upbringing. It great to see the changes they all made and how much they improved ... Read full review

Contents

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Index
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Back Cover
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About the author (2010)

JIM DENT, a long-time award-winning journalist who covered the Dallas Cowboys for eleven years at the Dallas Times Herald and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, has written seven books, including Twelve Mighty Orphans, and The Junction Boys, the New York Times bestseller and ESPN movie that remains a fan favorite to this day. Dent lives in Texas.

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