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We are the Troopers : the women of the winningest team in pro football history

Guinan, Stephen(author., Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780306846939
  • Physical Description: print
    xv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Hachette Books, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Author's note -- Prologue -- The great black swamp -- The promoter -- That kind of character -- Chaos -- The compromise -- First down -- They're football players -- "They can't catch me, Momma!" -- Ownership -- World champions -- The bond -- The world's greatest football player -- Miracle -- The brawl -- Obstacle -- The unthinkable -- Showdown -- Deadlock -- Blizzard -- Angels in the backfield -- The return -- Broken band -- The women of tomorrow -- Epilogue -- The Toledo Troopers 1971- 1979 -- In memoriam -- Acknowledgements.
Summary, etc.: "Amid a national backdrop of the call to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, the National Women's Football League was founded as something of a gimmick. However, the league's star team, the Toledo Troopers, emerged to challenge traditional gender roles and amass a win-loss record never before or since achieved in American football. The players were housewives, factory workers, hairdressers, former nuns, high school teachers, bartenders, mail carriers, pilots, would-be drill sergeants. Black, white, Latina. Mothers and daughters and aunts and sisters. But most of all, they were athletes who were denied the opportunity to play a game they were born to play. Before the protests and the lobbyists, before the debates and the amendments, before the marches and the mandates, there was only an obscure advertisement in a local Midwestern paper and those who answered it, women such as Lee Hollar, the only woman working the line at the Libbey glass factory; Gloria Jimenez, who grew up playing sports with her six brothers; and Linda Jefferson, the greatest female athlete you've never heard of. Stephen Guinan grew up in Toledo pulling for his hometown football team, and who -- in the innocence of youth-did not realize at the time what a barrier-breaking lost piece of history he was witnessing. We Are the Troopers sheds light on forgotten champions who came together for the love of the game"--
Subject: Toledo Troopers (Football team) History
Women's Professional Football League History
National Women's Football League (U.S.) History
Women football players United States History
Football United States History
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