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The yearly battle between Ohio State and the University of Michigan is one of the most intensely fought rivalries in college football, and one of its greatest eras began in 1969, when Bo Schembechler arrived in Michigan as the team's new head coach. Schembechler had been a former protégé of Woody Hayes, the legendary coach of Ohio State—who was so intimidating that one player used to be terrified that Hayes would kick him in the testicles during practice, despite never having seen him do it to another player. Rosenberg, a sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press, tracks how the two coaches pushed their players to greatness over the next nine years (until Hayes was fired after punching an opposing player in the middle of a game) while trying to adjust to the social upheavals of the 1970s. His attempts to bring the radical student underground into the story are an intermittent distraction—the most powerful drama is out on the football field and in the locker room when every year Schembechler and Hayes went head-to-head. The story has its strong moments, including one of history's most notorious missed field goals, but it's the dual portrait of the old-school coaching legends that's the real attraction. (Sept. 10)
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'WAR AS THEY KNEW IT is a wonderfully crafted collision course of a book...By the final page, you have glimpsed deeply into the soul of both college sports and America' - MITCH ALBOM --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (September 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446698652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446698658
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (398 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Rogue H on September 1, 2009
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One of the worst books that I've read in a while. Boring prose, factual inaccuracies, etc etc. Nothing to see here.

Of all the great books out there on Bo and Woody, why would anyone choose this one?
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In my opinion, poor journalism at its best. The book seems contrived and he comes off to me as a blow hard who did not really understand the rivalry of two great coaches. Rosenberg and Schembechler should not be used in the same sentence.
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Lacks the passion that the topic demands. Mostly filled with vauge discussion from sources with questionable credibility. Clearly written from an outsiders perspective. Many better choices to learn about the UM-OSU series.
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Retread. Trite. Had high hopes this book would shed new light on a dynamic and enduring period for our country and our (Wolverine) Nation. But it merely repackages the same old. Serviceable if you want an uninspired repository of stories everyone knows, I guess.

Bottom line: there are some good to very good era-pieces about the Bo/Woody turf war. This is not one.
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This is a topic that should have been handled by a competant writer if not an accomplished one. That is not the case however as Rosenberg constantly reminds the reader through lackluster and uninspiring rambling that he is in over his head and would be better served rethinking his career choice. Not worth reading, listening to, or using to level out an uneven table. Move along, you will not miss anything.
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If you want to read a good book about life, leadership and UM football read John Bacon's book "Bo's Lasting Lessons"

This book will, and i guarantee you it will, show you how true leader should lead. I would suggest this as mandatory reading for all wall street CEOs and US congressmen and senators

Bo wasn't any more exceptional than many of his generation. He was exceptional because he was unrelenting in his execution of his beliefs.

Rosenberg should read this book and take a truly unbiased view on his writings
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The author is also a writer for the Detroit Free Press. He has a not so hidden agenda against the current University of Michigan football coaching staff. In one of his recent articles, he took freshmen team members' quotes out of context in order to "conduct his research" on hours spent working out by team members. In my opinion this is unethical, and I urge anyone thinking about buying his books to reconsider. If you care about the University of Michigan and its football program, I urge you to not support an author who will seem to stop at nothing to tear it down.
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This man never played football and pretends to know what he's talking about. Waste of money, Don't buy!!
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