By Wiley L. Umphlett

ISBN-10: 0313284040

ISBN-13: 9780313284045

John W. Heisman (1869-1936) used to be a guy of many faces whose public photograph has suffered from a subtle, enigmatic, and as a rule misunderstood deepest character. in view that his loss of life the preferred reception of the memorial trophy named in his honor has additionally obscured his identification. In singling out his many leading edge contributions to the improvement of intercollegiate soccer, this booklet makes an attempt to offer a real photo of Heisman as either guy and coach.

Because he coached at faculties during the state in the course of probably the most eventful years in our historical past, Heisman's lifestyles pertains to major political, financial, and social advancements that impacted on American society in addition to activities. besides the fact that, this publication is way greater than the tale of John Heisman's 36-year training occupation. it's also the tale of the way an indigenous American public ritual--the large Game---came approximately and the way collage soccer developed into the complicated, frustrating, and hugely established vast enterprise that it really is today.

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