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Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside
Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside

Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside

World War II, Army's Undefeated Teams, and College Football's Greatest Backfield Duo
By Jack Cavanaugh, Foreword by Pete Dawkins

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256 Pages, 6 x 9

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ISBN 9781600789298

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2014)

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Overview

Heisman Trophy winners Glenn Davis and Felix Blanchard—renowned during their playing days at <u1:place u2:st="on">West Point</u1:place> as "Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside"—were the best-known college football players in the country between 1944 and 1946, and Army was the nation's top-ranked team under legendary coach Red Blaik. Acclaimed author Jack Cavanaugh takes readers through the Black Knights' three consecutive National Championship seasons, including the 1946 "Game of the Century" between Army and Notre Dame, the only college game to date to have included four Heisman Trophy winners. Cavanaugh also examines the impact the war had on Army's success—because its players were already considered to be in the military and thus deferred from active duty while students at <u1:place u2:st="on">West Point</u1:place>, Army featured many outstanding high school and prep school players in those years. A unique look at the changes that took place in sports and almost every aspect of American life in the wake of World War II, this book a must-read for fans of college football and military buffs in addition to Army fans.

Author Biography

Jack Cavanaugh is a veteran sportswriter whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including Golf magazine, the New York Times, Reader's Digest, Sports Illustrated, and Tennis magazine. He is the author of Giants Among Men, The Gipper, Season of '42, and Tunney, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in biography. He is a professor at the ColumbiaUniversity graduate school of journalism. He lives in <u1:place u2:st="on"><u1:City style="BORDER-TOP-COLOR: ; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: ; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: ; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: " u2:st="on">Wilton</u1:City>, <u1:State u2:st="on">Connecticut</u1:State></u1:place>. Pete Dawkins was an All-American halfback for Army who won the 1958 Heisman Trophy and the 1958 Maxwell Award. A Rhodes Scholar, he served with the 82nd Airborne and won two Bronze Stars for valor in Vietnam. After a 24-year career in the Army, he retired as a Brigadier General in 1983 and moved on to a successful business career.

Media

December 19, 2014 | Hartford Courant
December 10, 2014 | Army Times
September 23, 2014 | New Haven Register
September 15, 2014 | The Hour

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Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside:

World War II, Army’s Undefeated Teams, and

College Football’s Greatest Backfield Duo

By Jack Cavanaugh, Foreword by Pete Dawkins

 

A Look at Some of the Most Legendary Players & Teams in College Football History

 

“Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside,” “The Touchdown Twins” and “B & D” are just a few of the nicknames given to Glenn Davis and Felix Blanchard. Likely the best two players to play together in a college backfield, Blanchard and Davis led Army to three consecutive undefeated seasons and two national championships while winning back-to-back Heisman trophies. From 1944 to 1946, they were the best known players in the country and with 97 combined touchdowns they are still the nation’s greatest running back tandem to date.

 

Written by sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh, Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside: World War II, Army’s Undefeated Teams, and College Football’s Greatest Backfield Duo (Triumph Books, September 2014) covers Glenn Davis and Felix “Doc” Blanchard’s legendary careers at Army. Intertwining personal vignettes with detailed descriptions of games, Cavanaugh covers everything from the 1944 National Championship Game between Army and Navy and the "game of the century" in 1946 between Army and Notre Dame, to the nail-biter against Navy in the last game Blanchard and Davis played for the Cadets. Other stories include:

 

  • How Army became “America’s Team” during World War II
  • The no-nonsense military bearing of legendary Coach Red Blaik
  • A look at other notable Army players such as Arnold Tucker, Barney Poole, Doug Kenna and Joe Steffy

 

Delving into one of college football’s most remarkable dynasties, Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside is a must read for anyone who calls themselves a college football fan.

 

About the Author: 

Jack Cavanaugh is a sportswriter and author who covered sports for The New York Times for more than 25 years.  His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and a several other national publications including Reader's Digest, The Sporting News, Tennis and Golf magazines, Hemispheres and the Chicken Soup series. He is also a columnist for his hometown newspaper, the Stamford Advocate.  He is the author of Damn the Disabilities, Giants Among Men, The Gipper, Season of '42, and Tunney, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  A former reporter for ABC and CBS News, he has also been an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and at Fairfield and Quinnipiac universities in Connecticut. He lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with his wife, Marge.

 

Contact: Josh Williams - Triumph Books - 312.568.5404 - j.williams@triumphbooks.com

 

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