Junction Boys How Ten Days in Hell with Bear Bryant Forged a Championship Team

ISBN-10: 031226755X

ISBN-13: 9780312267551

Edition: 1999 (Revised)

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The legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant is recognized nationwide as one of the greatest coaches ever. So why did he always cite his 1-9 A&M team of 1954 as his favorite? This is the story of a remarkable team – and the beginning of the legend. The Junction Boys tells the story of Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's legendary training camp in the small town of Junction, Texas. In a move that many consider the salvation of the Texas A&M football program, Coach Bryant put 115 players through the most grueling practices ever imagined. Only a handful of players survived the entire 10 days, but they braved the intense heat of the Texas sun and the burning passion of their coach, and turned a floundering team into one of the nation's best. The Junction Boys is more than just a story of tough practices without water breaks. An extraordinary fellowship was forged from the mind-numbing pain. The thirty-five survivors bonded together like no other team in America. They profited from the Junction experience; the knowledge they took back with them to College Station, about themselves and what they were capable of, would be used for the rest of their lives. In vivid and powerful images reminiscent of Friday Night Lights, Hoosiers, and The Last Picture Show, these young men and their driven coach come to life. The Junction Boys contains all the hallmarks of a classic sports story, and it combines America's love of college football with an extraordinary story of perseverance and triumph.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 9/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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Author's Note
Foreword
Baptism
The Boys
The Journey
Junction
Hell
Wounded Duck
Pain
Quitter
Escape
Death's Door
Whiskey River
Christian Soldiers
Last Dance
Losers
Aggies
Faith
Changes
New Blood
Deliverance
Transition
Thunder
Prophecy
Revelation
The Ring
Epilogue
The Junction Survivors
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