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It Was a Different Game : the Elmer Layden Story

by Layden, Elmer with Ed Snyder

Condition: Very good/good

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Thin, small octavo ( smaller than standard ). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more to dust jacket. Light spotting and soiling to dj. SIGNED and inscribed by Layden on half title page. 175 p. w/ illustrations. The uncommon memoir of one of the Four Horsemen from Notre Dame college football under legendary coach Knute Rockne in from 1922 - 1924, losing only 2 games. Layden went on to coach football at his alma mater and then became Athletic director there. In 1941 he became the Commissioner of of the National Football League until 1946.


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