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The Resource Battle of the Brazos : a Texas football rivalry, a riot, and a murder, T. G. Webb ; foreword by John A. Adams

Battle of the Brazos : a Texas football rivalry, a riot, and a murder, T. G. Webb ; foreword by John A. Adams

Label
Battle of the Brazos : a Texas football rivalry, a riot, and a murder
Title
Battle of the Brazos
Title remainder
a Texas football rivalry, a riot, and a murder
Statement of responsibility
T. G. Webb ; foreword by John A. Adams
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During halftime of the October 30, 1926, football game between Baylor University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, a massive riot erupted between the two student bodies that resulted in the death of Texas A&M senior cadet Charles Sessums. Though various newspaper articles have chronicled this infamous "cold case" over the last ninety years, none has placed the riot in its proper context, nor has any official determination ever identified the person responsible for Sessums's death. T. G. Webb has pored over related historic documents, including contemporary newspaper accounts, records in the library archives of both universities, personal correspondence of the victim's family, and the original report of the Pinkerton detective hired by Texas A&M to investigate the incident. In Battle of the Brazos, Webb examines and explains the riot, its origins, and its aftermath, untangling many enduring myths that grew up around the event over the years to establish the definitive record. He allows readers to witness the heart-breaking arrival of Cadet Sessums's parents at the Waco train station as they came to receive the body of their deceased son, and he places readers amid the swirl of charges, recriminations, and allegations that clouded the atmosphere at both Texas A&M and Baylor. Most significantly, Webb provides previously unpublished indications of a cover-up designed to shield the killer's identity from public knowledge. This "historical whodunit" is a must-read for sports fans and historians, devotees of "leather-helmet" football, local history buffs, and Texas football enthusiasts alike
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
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1974-
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Webb, T. G.
Dewey number
796.332/6309764
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV957.B37
LC item number
W43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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Adams, John A.
Series statement
Swaim-Paup sports series
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  • Battle of the Brazos (Football game)
  • Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
  • Baylor University
  • Southwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
  • Baylor University
  • Riots
  • Sports rivalries
  • Waco (Tex.)
  • Football
  • Riots
  • Sports rivalries
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Football
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder
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Label
Battle of the Brazos : a Texas football rivalry, a riot, and a murder, T. G. Webb ; foreword by John A. Adams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by John A. Adams Jr. -- Introduction: the Battle of the Brazos -- The rivalry -- The most tragic event -- Brazos bottom -- Friendly enemies -- A perfect day -- The riot -- All Hades broke loose -- Hard for wisdom to find its way -- Through! -- There shall be no regrets -- The murder -- The Baylor incident -- The city with a soul -- "He is just away" -- Epilogue: Taps -- Appendix A. Announcement of the cancellation of athletic contracts between the A & M College of Texas and Baylor University -- Appendix B.A letter from Samuel Palmer Brooks to the parents of Charlie Sessums -- Appendix C. Account of Charles M. Sessums' death following A & M-Baylor football game, October 30, 1926, and the later death of his assailant -- Notes
Control code
on1029089211
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 170 pages
Isbn
9781623496616
Lccn
2018006358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029089211
  • (Sirsi) a2087513
Label
Battle of the Brazos : a Texas football rivalry, a riot, and a murder, T. G. Webb ; foreword by John A. Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by John A. Adams Jr. -- Introduction: the Battle of the Brazos -- The rivalry -- The most tragic event -- Brazos bottom -- Friendly enemies -- A perfect day -- The riot -- All Hades broke loose -- Hard for wisdom to find its way -- Through! -- There shall be no regrets -- The murder -- The Baylor incident -- The city with a soul -- "He is just away" -- Epilogue: Taps -- Appendix A. Announcement of the cancellation of athletic contracts between the A & M College of Texas and Baylor University -- Appendix B.A letter from Samuel Palmer Brooks to the parents of Charlie Sessums -- Appendix C. Account of Charles M. Sessums' death following A & M-Baylor football game, October 30, 1926, and the later death of his assailant -- Notes
Control code
on1029089211
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 170 pages
Isbn
9781623496616
Lccn
2018006358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029089211
  • (Sirsi) a2087513

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