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Title:
Winners of the Heisman Trophy
Author:
Devaney, John.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Walker, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
167 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Describes the history of the Heisman Trophy, the most important trophy awarded to an amateur football player, and includes brief biographies of the winners.
Language:
English
Contents:
Doug Flutie: "The little rascal" -- Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard: Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside -- Doak Walker: "The greatest football player ever" -- Paul Hornung: The golden boy -- Roger Staubach: "Like trying to tackle the wind" -- O.J. Simpson: The sparrow who became an eagle -- Jim Plunkett: The pack and the dream -- Archie Griffin: A trick and a prayer -- Tony Dorsett: A rise on the nose of a football -- Earl Campbell: Pride and love -- Herschel Walker: The rhino and the poet -- Bo Jackson: A star for two seasons -- Tim Brown: He made the crowds go "awwwww" -- Barry Sanders: "All the right moves."
ISBN:
9780802769060

9780802769077
Format :
Book

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Describes the history of the Heisman trophy, the most important trophy awarded to an amateur football player, and includes brief biographies of the winners.


Summary

Describes the history of the Heisman trophy, the most important trophy awarded to an amateur football player, and includes brief biographies of the winners.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-- A revised edition of the 1986 title, this book provides a brief introduction concerning the history of the Heisman Trophy, followed by biographical sketches of 15 winners of the award. Devaney begins most chapters with a ``bait and switch'' approach, building up to a climactic moment in the player's college career, and then switching to a biographical sketch before completing the suspended drama. This new edition is more updated than revised, as the original introduction and the first 11 chapters are reprinted word for word and photo for photo. The three new chapters about recent winners of the Heisman give information about Bo Jackson, Tim Brown, and Barry Sanders. The other addition is a useful appendix that lists the winners of the Heisman from the original recipient in 1935 to 1989's winner. Playing positions and universities are also included in this section. Stock black-and-white photographs are sprinkled throughout the book. While factually accurate (although 1978 winner Billy Simms is referred to once as Billy Vessels), there is some fictionalization of thought and dialogue. This book is strictly for football fans, as some knowledge of the game is required to follow play descriptions. --Tom S. Hurlburt, formerly at Minneapolis Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-- A revised edition of the 1986 title, this book provides a brief introduction concerning the history of the Heisman Trophy, followed by biographical sketches of 15 winners of the award. Devaney begins most chapters with a ``bait and switch'' approach, building up to a climactic moment in the player's college career, and then switching to a biographical sketch before completing the suspended drama. This new edition is more updated than revised, as the original introduction and the first 11 chapters are reprinted word for word and photo for photo. The three new chapters about recent winners of the Heisman give information about Bo Jackson, Tim Brown, and Barry Sanders. The other addition is a useful appendix that lists the winners of the Heisman from the original recipient in 1935 to 1989's winner. Playing positions and universities are also included in this section. Stock black-and-white photographs are sprinkled throughout the book. While factually accurate (although 1978 winner Billy Simms is referred to once as Billy Vessels), there is some fictionalization of thought and dialogue. This book is strictly for football fans, as some knowledge of the game is required to follow play descriptions. --Tom S. Hurlburt, formerly at Minneapolis Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.