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When Saturday Mattered Most: The Last Golden Season of Army Football by Mark Beech

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whilst Saturday Mattered so much is the stirring tale of the 1958 undefeated army soccer group and the controversial teach who inspired Vince Lombardi

It was the top of an generation, the remaining season prior to the surge of professional soccer began to entice the countrycff0478#three9;s best possible younger pupil-athletes clear of the military academies. That fall, the Black Knights of army have been the category of the country. Mark Beech, a second-era West Pointer, recounts this memorable and not-to-be-repeated season with:

  • Pete Dawkins, the Heisman Trophy winner who rose to the rank of Brigadier normal
  • The long-reclusive bill carpenter, the fabled "lonesome end" who earned the celebrated provider move for saving his corporate in Vietnam
  • crimson Blaik, who led army back to glory after the cribbing scandal and had the sphere at Michie Stadium named in his honor

Combining the triumph of The Junction Boys with the heroics of The Long gray Line, Beech captures a novel duration in the history of soccer, the military, and midentification-twentieth-century america.

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writer: Mark Beechpublisher: Thomas Dunne booksBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 288

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