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The Crimson Tide: An Illustrated History of Football at the University of Alabama

Groom, Winston

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ISBN 10: 0817310517 / ISBN 13: 9780817310516
Published by University of Alabama Press, 2000
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Large hardcover SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the publisher's bookplate applied to the front endpaper. The condition is VG with slight handling, slight upper corner bumped, gift inscription on the back of the front endpaper, otherwise unmarked. The dust jacket is VG with slight to light wear, price-clipped, and is protected by a clear, removeable cover. 278 pages, with photographs throughout. [3.6 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 59360

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Title: The Crimson Tide: An Illustrated History of ...

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Groom provides a lively and lavishly illustrated history of the team that has dominated college football in the South and has been ranked consistently among the best in the nation. Celebrated author and diehard Bama fan Winston Groom covers the illustrious history of football at The University of Alabama from 1892, when William G. Little introduced the game, to the dramatic 1999-2000 season during which the Crimson Tide made a miraculous turnaround to reclaim its place at the top of national polls. The book's nearly 300 historic and contemporary photographs of coaches, games, players, cheerleaders, fans, artifacts, commemorative items, and vintage game programs immerse the reader in the Alabama football experience. The text and photos capture all of the team's triumphs: Alabama's 1922 defeat of the University of Pennsylvania (a victory that put Alabama on the national football map), the Tide's celebrated upset win over the University of Washington in the 1926 Rose Bowl, the legendary years under Coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, the twelve national championships, the heart-stopping victories over the big rivals, and, of course, highlights from the remarkable and record-breaking final season of the 20th century.
 Keith Jackson of ABC Sports has written a foreword for the book, which also features short essays from author and former UA student newspaper sports editor Gay Talese, former UA quarterback Scott Hunter, actress and former UA cheerleader Sela Ward, the late southern writer Willie Morris, Alabama native and New York Times editorial page editor Howell Raines, long-time Birmingham News sportswriter Clyde Bolton, and UA English professor Philip Beidler.
 Every Bama football fan--and every other fan who thinks he or she knows something about the sport--should own a copy of this definitive history of the Crimson Tide.

About the Author:

Winston Groom, a graduate of The University of Alabama, is a novelist and historian. He is the author of fifteen books, including the best-selling Forrest Gump. He also wrote the acclaimed Vietnam War novel Better Times Than These, the prize-winning As Summers Die, and the Pulitzer Prize nominee Conversations with the Enemy. He has also written six books of American history.   Mr. Groom recently won the 2011 Harper Lee Award for a Distinguished Alabama Writer.  He lives with his wife and daughter in Point Clear, Alabama.

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