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Shake Down the Thunder

Murray Sperber

Shake Down the Thunder

The Creation of Notre Dame Football

by Murray Sperber

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Owl Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American football,
  • University of Notre Dame,
  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Football team),
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports,
  • Football,
  • Football - General,
  • Sports & Recreation / General,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages634
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7932111M
    ISBN 100805042431
    ISBN 109780805042436

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    Francis (Frank) Leahy was — like his old coach and patron saint Knute Rockne — a ""Camelot-builder"" at Notre Dame (the title is from that school's victory march). A shy, ex-cowboy from Winner, South Dakota, Leahy had to hustle mercilessly to make the Fighting Irish starting line. When an injury ended his playing days, his only solace was his unofficial status as Rockne's disciple. Shake Down the Thunder does not really have anything to do with physical activity; it simply is a book describing the history and the beginning of an epic college football program. It does, however, give us a better understanding the world of sport because it discusses some of the origins of sports.

    Definition of shake down in the Idioms Dictionary. shake down phrase. What does shake down expression mean? How those glorious names used to shake down the thunder from the sky: Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Red Grange, Johnny Weissmuller, shake down; shake hands; shake hands (with one) shake hands on (something). Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football with an Updated Preface by Murray A Sperber starting at $ Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football with an Updated Preface has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.


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"Shake Down the Thunder" is an indepth look at Leahy's coaching career and a glimpse into his somewhat sad post coaching career. Forced from the game he so loved in his mid 40s, Leahy never felt his alma mater Notre Dame ever truly appreciated his labor.

His record stands on its own merits. He won close to 85 percent of his games and four /5(1). Shake Down the Thunder introduces the real personalities behind Notre Dame's icons, illuminating individuals such as Jesse Harper, George Gipp, Father John O'Hara, Elmer Layden, Frank Leahy, and Grantland Rice, but at the heart of the book is Pages: --New York Times Book Review.

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It presents the true story of the program's formative years, the reality behind the myths. Shake Down The Thunder. 1, likes 8 talking about this. This page is dedicated to the University of Notre Dame Football Team. Notre Dame>everything else. SHAKE DOWN THE THUNDER is a scholarly look at a sports phenomenon - the creation and early development of football at Notre Dame to and the hiring of Frank Leahy as coach.

Much of the book is devoted to the politics within the university community among the coaches, administrators and influential alumni/5(5).

Photo By John Tholen Shake Down The Thunder Sports The Wrap Up. The late scoring drive orchestrated by Book is a confidence booster. The game winning touchdown may be the catalyst that gets him back on track.

We all look for an event to build up our confidence. That drive might just be his. The defense did a great job. Shake Down The Thunder Sports. Your destination for all information on Notre Dame sports. Shake Down The Thunder Sports is not affiliated to the University of Notre Dame.

We are delivering content that helps keep Irish fans up to date on Fighting Irish sports. —New York Times Book Review. Shake Down the Thunder traces the history of the Notre Dame football program—which has acquired almost mythical proportions—from its humble origins in the 19th century to its status as the paragon of college sports.

It presents the true story of the program's formative years, the reality behind the myths. About the Book Find at your local library Description "Sperber tackles the details, great and small, unearthing atreasure." -- New York Times Book Review Shake Down theThunder traces the history of the Notre Dame football program -- which has acquiredalmost mythical proportions -- from its humble origins in the 19th century to itsstatus as the paragon of college : Shake down the thunder!: The official biography of Notre Dame's Frank Leahy by Twombly, Wells and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at : Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football () by Sperber, Murray A.

and a great selection of similar New, Used and /5(58). I read Sperber’s book, Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football, long ago and picked it up again this summer in preparation for teaching a class on sports journalism.

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We will not deal in rumor or innuendo. Covering everything sport related to Notre Dame Athletics.5/5. Review: Shake Down the Thunder- From Ugly Ducklings to AFL Premiers: The Story of the Sydney SwansBy Jim Main Shake Down the Thunder (Published by Geoff Slattery Publishing) is veteran AFL journalist and author Jim Main’s latest work and details the troubled, but ultimately successful, history of the Sydney Swans in the AFL’s most difficult market.

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Sperber (English and American Studies/Indiana University; College Sports Inc., ) does in this exceptional, exhaustive history of Notre Dame football what he does best: dash myths and penetrate to systemic corruption and hypocrisy, all the while maintaining an implicit love for collegiate athletics.

Using a cache of previously unexamined correspondence and athletic department files dated. Shake down the thunder by Murray A. Sperber,Henry Holt and Co. edition, in English - 1st by:   Shake Down the Thunder by Jim Main,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(8).Shake Down the Thunder introduces the real personalities behind Notre Dame's icons, illuminating individuals such as Jesse Harper, George Gipp, Father John O'Hara, Elmer Layden, Frank Leahy, and Grantland Rice, but at the heart of the book is the greatest mythic figure of them all: Knute Rockne.