By Wiley L. Umphlett
John W. Heisman (1869-1936) was once a guy of many faces whose public snapshot has suffered from a subtle, enigmatic, and normally misunderstood deepest character. due to the fact that his loss of life the preferred reception of the memorial trophy named in his honor has additionally obscured his identification. In singling out his many cutting edge contributions to the improvement of intercollegiate soccer, this publication makes an attempt to offer a real photograph of Heisman as either guy and coach.
Because he coached at faculties through the nation in the course of the most eventful years in our historical past, Heisman's lifestyles pertains to major political, monetary, and social advancements that impacted on American society in addition to activities. although, this ebook is far greater than the tale of John Heisman's 36-year training profession. it's also the tale of ways an indigenous American public ritual--the vast Game---came approximately and the way university soccer advanced into the advanced, complicated, and hugely based colossal company that it really is today.
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