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Digger Phelps - "Father Ted Hesburgh"
Digger Phelps
Barnes and Noble
6501 N. Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545
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Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Father Ted Hesburgh
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By Tim Bourret, By Digger Phelps
Price 16.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629374734

Published Jun 2017

The University of Notre Dame is a special place, regarded by many as the world's top Catholic institution of higher learning. Yet its modern reputation for excellence and service is only part of the legacy of Father Theodore Hesburgh, the university's president from 1952 to 1987. Father Ted's influence extended beyond Notre Dame's campus in Northern Indiana. He worked with presidents, Popes, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and his guidance resulted in nuclear nonproliferation, immigration reform, and civil rights legislation. One of the many Domers influenced by Father Ted was Richard "Digger" Phelps, Notre Dame's men's basketball coach from 1971 to 1991. Phelps gives readers a seat at the table with Father Ted, from the basketball locker room in the 1970s to Father Ted's final Mass before he passed away in 2015. This account is an intimate portrait of an unlikely friendship and a rare look at the private moments of a man Digger often describes as "a living saint."