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Author Des Jardins, Julie
Title Walter Camp : football and the modern man / Julie Des Jardins
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015
 Rodman Main Adult Biography  C186wd    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 387 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations : 25 cm
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Media unmediated
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Summary "Walter Camp was the quintessential gentleman athlete and the father of American football. From his days as an undergraduate at Yale University, he made efforts to codify the rules of football and make it distinct from English rugby. He later created the line of scrimmage, "downs," and the All-America Football Team. Theodore Roosevelt urged him to reform football when players were being killed on the field. Camp popularized strength training and the ideal of the muscular physique for American boys, helping to redefine the ideal man of modern times"--Provided by publisher
Subject Camp, Walter, 1859-1925
Football players -- United States -- Biography
Football -- United States -- History
ISBN 9780199925629

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