Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times
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posted on 10/19/2010 4:44:48 AM PDT
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
I love Pat O’Brien. This movie was pretty good, too.
posted on 10/19/2010 4:45:32 AM PDT
(Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than four years now-- But I think about it every day.)
The name of Knute Rockne evokes memories of another great football old-timer.
I was privileged to know the legendary Red Grange, the "Galloping Ghost" who was a charter member of both the college and pro Halls of Fame (University of Illinois and the Chicago Bears). He grew up and went to high school in a Chicago suburb near mine. He crossed the ultimate goal line in 1991 at the age of 88.
In 2008 he was voted the greatest college football player of all time by ESPN.
"A streak of fire, a breath of flame
Eluding all who reach and clutch
A gray ghost thrown into the game
That rival hands may never touch
A rubber bounding, blasting soul
Whose destination is the goal
Red Grange of Illinois!"
Although Knute Rockne never was personally "in the movies" except in the persona of Pat O' Brien, Red Grange was. He starred in two silent films, "One Minute to Play" (1926) and "The Racing Romeo" (1927). He also starred in a 12-part serial series, "The Galloping Ghost" in 1931.
posted on 10/19/2010 9:12:51 AM PDT
(Are any Americans better off than they were 13 trillion dollars ago?)
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