Rising tide : Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie's last quarter / Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski.

Roberts, Randy, 1951- author. (Author). Krzemienski, Ed, author. (Added Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781455526338
  • ISBN: 1455526339
  • Physical Description: vii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-426) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: The tower -- "Mama called" -- "Dixie's pride, Crimson Tide" -- The river -- The privileged son -- Playing defense -- Becoming Joe Willie -- "With every force at my command" -- The greatest performance of his life -- "Living like Yankees, playing like Barber College" -- The Rat Pack -- Redemption song -- "Joe moves like a human now" -- Epilogue: In a class of his own.
Summary, etc.: Describes how Joe Namath and Bear Bryant led the Crimson Tide to an Orange Bowl championship in 1965, amidst bloody fights in the civil rights movement and a pair of ethics scandals, to change football's culture and economics.
Subject: Bryant, Paul W.
Namath, Joe Willie, 1943-
Alabama Crimson Tide (Football team)
Football > United States > History.
United States > Race relations > 20th century.
Civil rights > Alabama > History.