Download PDF by Jim Dent: The Kids Got It Right: How the Texas All-Stars Kicked Down

By Jim Dent

ISBN-10: 1250007852

ISBN-13: 9781250007858

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New York Times bestselling writer Jim Dent pens the compelling tale of ways a black and white participant got here jointly to wreck the colour barrier in Texas soccer in 1965. Jerry LeVias and invoice Bradley bonded as acquaintances on the massive 33 highschool all-star video game, generating a dramatic end that enthusiasts nonetheless speak about.

Jim Dent takes the reader to the center of Texas soccer with the marvelous tale of the way younger males broke the chain of racism that had existed for greater than part a century. In 1965, black and white avid gamers slightly jumbled together Texas. That summer season, Jerry LeVias and invoice Bradley got here jointly on the massive 33 video game in Hershey, Pennsylvania. whilst nobody else could room with LeVias, Bradley improved. the 2 turned the nearest of neighbors and the simplest of teammates. LeVias known as Bradley "my blue-eyed soul brother.'' Big-hearted, gregarious, and free-spirited, Bradley appeared out for LeVias – considered one of 3 black avid gamers at the workforce.

The Texas group got here to Hershey with a mandate to win. A yr prior, Texas had misplaced to the Pennsylvania all-stars 12-6 within the most important defeat within the state's proud historical past. This used to be thought of blasphemy in a spot the place soccer outranked faith. Texas trainer Bobby Layne was once mad-as-hell that he used to be pressured to play with moment stringers in '64. So he and assistant trainer Doak Walker traveled to Austin and requested Texas governor John Connally to finish the scheduling clash with the in-state all-star video game so he may perhaps swimsuit up the simplest gamers. Layne additionally sought permission to recruit black avid gamers. in any case, Texas used to be flush with black stars, a few of whom may mature into the main extraordinary avid gamers within the background of the nationwide soccer League.
Layne's scheme by no means might have labored with no Bradley and LeVias. Together—and with Layne's indomitable will to win—the led their group proudly to stand down the contest at Hershey Stadium. The childrens acquired It correct is a relocating tale, corresponding to Remember The Titans. Jim Dent once more brings readers to cheers and tears with a very American story of management, brotherhood, and good-ol' Texas-style football.

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