On December 6, 1969, the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks met in what many consider the game of the century. Both teams were undefeated; both featured devastating and innovative offenses; both boasted stingy defenses; and both were coached by superior tacticians and stirring motivators, Texas's Darrell Royal and Arkansas's Frank Broyles. Moreover, President Richard Nixon was on hand to present his own national championship plaque to the winners. Even if it had been just a game, it would have been memorable today. But it was much more, because nothing was so simple in December 1969. In Horns, Hogs, & Nixon Coming, Terry Frei deftly weaves the social, political, and athletic trends together for an unforgettable look at one of the landmark college sporting events of all time.
It is a great story, well told with more delicious details than a linebacker could tackle. San Antonio Express News Frei does a masterful job of weaving in the historical significance of the turbulent times, including the Vietnam War protests, the military draft lottery and the civil rights movement that were so much a part of the campus life in that era...It's political football at its best... Arkansas Democrat Gazette Denver Post sports writer Terry Frei's book is much more than a recounting of the Texas-Arkansas 'Game of the Century' that earned the Longhorns the 1969 national college football championship. Horns, Hogs and Nixon Coming is a timeline of one of the most tumultuous and important years in American history. Denver Post After 35 years it may be time to move on-from the war, from radical divide, from Bill Clinton as a lightning rod, from 15-14. Reading this book might be cathartic. -- John Brummett Times Record A very good book, Horns, Hogs and Nixon Coming has been written not only about the game and the people, but its extraordinary time of war and racial struggle. -- John Brummett Fayetteville Morning News A very good book. Log Cabin Democrat
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 26th July 2004
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 17.1 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.5