The Resource Courage beyond the game : the freddie steinmark story, Jim Dent and Mack Brown

Courage beyond the game : the freddie steinmark story, Jim Dent and Mack Brown

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Courage beyond the game : the freddie steinmark story
Title
Courage beyond the game
Title remainder
the freddie steinmark story
Statement of responsibility
Jim Dent and Mack Brown
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Language
eng
Summary
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title Jim Dent, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Junction Boys, returns with a powerful Texas story which transcends college football, displaying the courage and determination of one of the game's most valiant players. Freddie Steinmark was an under-sized but scrappy young man when he arrived in Austin as a freshman at the University of Texas in 1967. Despite the pronouncement by many coaches that he was too small to play football at the college level, Freddie was a tenacious competitor who vowed to start every game as a varsity Longhorn. By the start of the 1969 season, Freddie was making his mark on the college gridiron and national stage as UT's star safety, but he'd also developed a crippling pain in his thigh that worried his high school sweetheart, Linda. Despite the increasingly debilitating pain, Freddie continued to play throughout the season, helping the Longhorns to rip through opponents like pulpwood. His final game was for the national championship at the end of 1969, when the Longhorns rallied to beat Arkansas in a legendary game that has become known as "the Game of the Century." Tragically, bone cancer took Freddie off the field when nothing else could. But nothing could extinguish his irrepressible spirit or keep him away from the game. Although his struggle with cancer would be short-lived, Freddie's fight would inspire the nation as well as thousands of cancer victims, earning him a special citation from President Richard Nixon. Today, a photo of Freddie hangs in the tunnel at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, where players touch it before games en route to the field. With this moving story, a Brian's Song for college football, Jim Dent once again brings readers to cheers and tears with a truly American tale of resolution and bravery in the face of the worst odds
Summary
Traces the story of the late-1960s University of Texas college football star who lost his life to bone cancer after a promising start with the Longhorns, recounting the team's legendary win that marked his final game
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394913
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Dent, Jim
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV939.S74
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unknown
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dictionaries
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Brown, Mack
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True
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  • Steinmark, Freddie
  • Football players
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
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the Freddie Steinmark story
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Courage beyond the game : the freddie steinmark story, Jim Dent and Mack Brown
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 21, 2013)
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781429990424
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00099135
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CDEDF230-FCE2-4F3C-9803-D954B5D3CCF3
System control number
(OCoLC)865111779
Label
Courage beyond the game : the freddie steinmark story, Jim Dent and Mack Brown
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 21, 2013)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429990424
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00099135
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CDEDF230-FCE2-4F3C-9803-D954B5D3CCF3
System control number
(OCoLC)865111779

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