The 1939 Texas Aggies: The Greatest Generation's Greatest Team

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THE 1939 TEXAS AGGIES details the incredible story of the 1939 national football champions, the Texas A&M Aggies. From a program on the verge of being eliminated in 1934, award-winning sports writer Mickey Herskowitz describes the stunning climb to the national championship the Aggies experienced in 1939, with a near repeat in 1940. Led by a former baseball player, Homer Norton, the Texas Aggies recruited a remarkable collection of young men, including John Kimbrough, Marion Pugh, Marshall Foch Robnett, and Tommie Vaughn. Under Norton's leadership, he forged a collection of boys into a team of young men still revered in Aggieland. This masterful story of the national champions includes a game-by-game account of the 1939 and 1940 seasons, player bios, rare photographs, and interviews with members of the team. This book is a must have for all Texas Aggie football fans. Makes a great gift!

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MICKEY HERSKOWITZ is one of the country's most prolific writers. He has written bestselling autobiographies with Dan Rather, Mickey Mantle, Howard Cosell, Bette Davis, and Gene Tierney. His other works include books with or about: Gene Autry; Nolan Ryan; Bear Bryant; Tom Kite; John Connally; and "The Golden Age of Football." Herskowitz is an award-winning sports columnist for the Houston Chronicle and lives in Spring, Texas.

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"... A group of young men...prevailed over all the customary "powerhouse" programs and put Texas A&M on the map." -- Jackie Sherrill, Former Head Coach, Texas A&M University

"... the `39 Team was always the shining star in our past that we were trying to follow ..." -- R.C. Slocum, Former Head Coach, Texas A&M University

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