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Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football (Sport and Society)

by John M. Carroll

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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American football,
  • Biography: sport,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Sports,
  • Football - General,
  • History,
  • Sports - Football,
  • Sports & Recreation / History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9402562M
    ISBN 100252071662
    ISBN 109780252071669

    Description: This book tells the remarkable story of Red Grange, a two-time NFL champion and three-time consensus All-American. A humble superstar during the early years of the NFL, Grange became the face of professional football first as a player and then as a coach, broadcaster, pitchman, Hall of Famer, pioneer, and hero. Harold Edward "Red" Grange (J - Janu ) was a professional and college American football player. He is a charter member of both the College Football Hall of Fame () and Pro Football Hall of Fame (). In College he was known as the Wheaton Ice Man and in the pros he was known as the Galloping Ghost.. Grange was a three-time all-American in college with 31 .

      In The First Star, acclaimed sports writer Lars Anderson recounts the thrilling story of Harold "Red" Grange, the Galloping Ghost of the gridiron, and the wild barnstorming tour that earned professional football a place in the American sporting firmament. Red Grange's on-field exploits at the University of Illinois, so vividly depicted in print by the likes of Grantland Ric4/5(12). Red Grange And The Rise Of Modern Football by John Carroll Hardcover VG 5 out of 5 stars (1) 1 product ratings - Red Grange And The Rise Of Modern Football by John Carroll Hardcover VG.

    Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football, written by John M. Carroll, is a page, 6 1/4 X 9 1/4 inch hardcover book published by the University of Illinois Press. The copyright date is and this is a first edition: the printing number line on the copyright page starts with "1."Seller Rating: % positive. In The First Star, acclaimed sports writer Lars Anderson recounts the thrilling story of Harold "Red" Grange, the Galloping Ghost of the gridiron, and the wild barnstorming tour that earned professional football a place in the American sporting firmament. Red Grange's on-field exploits at the University of Illinois, so vividly depicted in print by the likes of Grantland Rice and Damon Runyan.


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Before the Super Bowl, even before the NFL, there was Red Grange. Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football (Sport and Society) by John M. Carroll. This is a readable, well-researched book. Carroll tells how Grange rose to become one of America's first true superstars and how he left school early to join the then-disrespected ranks of pro football.

While scholarly, a feeling for a truly humble man shines /5. Grange wrote an autobiography in the s and has been accorded two serious biographies since: John Carroll's Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football and Gary Andrew Poole's The Galloping Ghost.

Now, Willis (research library, NFL Films) takes a personal look at Grange, whom he depicts as humble and amiable.5/5(2). Before the Super Bowl, before "Monday Night Football," even before the NFL, there was Red Grange.

Catapulted into the public eye in by scoring four touchdowns in twelve minutes for the University of Illinois, the "Galloping Ghost" went on to a trailblazing career as a professional player, Hollywood football idol, and : $ Harold Edward "Red" Grange (J – Janu ), nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost" and "The Wheaton Iceman", was an American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and the short-lived New York signing with the Bears helped legitimize the National Football League (NFL).

In college, Grange was a three-time consensus All-American and led. Before the Super Bowl, before "Monday Night Football", even before the NFL, there was Red Grange. Catapulted into the public eye in by scoring four touchdowns in twelve minutes for the University of Illinois, the "Galloping Ghost" went on to a trailblazing career as a professional player, Hollywood football idol, and broadcaster.

Red Grange was one of the certified heroes of an era that produced the anchors to any sporting hall of fame--Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Bill Tilden, Bobby Jones-- but Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football is no simple exercise in hero-worship.

A professor of history at Lamar University, John M. Carroll works to put Grange in perspective against the backdrop of an amazing era--the 20s--and Reviews: 3.

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Grange was an important influence in popularizing professional football. Get this from a library. Red Grange and the rise of modern football. [John M Carroll] -- "Before the Super Bowl, before "Monday Night Football," even before the NFL, there was Red Grange: a softspoken midwesterner catapulted into the public eye in when he scored four touchdowns for.

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He was "a streak of fire, a breath of flame," wrote Grantland Rice. Author Carroll, a professor of history at Lamar. One hopes the book might convince the pro football establishment to honor some of these stalwart athletes and coaches by enshrining them in the Pro Football Hall of Fame." -John M.

Carroll,Lamar University, author of Fritz Pollard: Pioneer in Racial Advancement and Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football.

Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, ix + pp. $, cloth, ISBN Reviewed by Derek Catsam Published on H-Arete (June, ) Red Grange and the Rise of Sports Iconogra‐ phy F.

Scott Fitzgerald always regretted being un‐ able to play college football when he was an un‐. In the s four athletes defined American sports: Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, and Red Grange.

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Author: John M. Carroll Pub Date: Cloth: ; Paper: The Galloping Ghost and the creation of the modern superstar athlete learn more Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power. Author. John M. Carroll, Regents' Professor of History at Lamar University, begins the main body of his wonderful book Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football with a retelling of Grange's exploits against Michigan on Octo In the course of this telling of lore familiar to most sports fans, Carroll debunks myths that have built up around.Red Grange: The Life and Legacy of the NFL's First Superstar by Chris Willis.Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football.

University of Illinois Press. pp. Red Grange; with Ira Morton. The Red Grange Story: The Autobiography of Red Grange. Putnam. pp. Later reissued as The Galloping Ghost.

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