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Baron of the Bluegrass Hardcover – January 28, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: TowleHouse Publishing (January 28, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966877489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966877489
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,997,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have tried to capture the essence of Adolph Rupp, through his own words and the words of others. Rupp was not only an excellent basketball coach but a fascinating person as well. It is my hope that readers will gain a better understanding of him.

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For more than forty years Adolph Rupp, "the Baron," personified Kentucky basketball as head coach of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Rupp's teams captured four NCAA titles, one NIT title, and twenty-seven SEC championships and, incredibly, won more than 82 percent of their games. By the time Rupp retired in 1972, he had amassed 876 career victories, a distinction he held for almost a quarter-century.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gene Cantrell on December 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
"Baron of the Bluegrass" is a wonderful copilation of quotes by and about fromer Unversity of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp. This thoughtful collection by Embry -- apparently himself a keen student of the game -- shows his insight and love for his subject.
Embry captures the essence of Rupp's drive, ambition and punctuates it with a sense of history as well as a touch of humor in giving us a glimpse into the character that was Adolph Rupp.
Reasonably priced, this book is is an affordable gift for any fan of basketball, especially Kentucky basketball.
The reader is rewarded by Embry's attention to detail, and this highly collectible edition is certain to be a much appreciated addition to any sports fans' libraby
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I was a fan of the UK Wildcats when I was younger--before I grew up--and I admired Adolph Rupp. The book is too short, but it is filled with stories about the man. It does not promote the myth that he was racist--he wasn't. He was just a man of his times, but he was a winner in everything he did.
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