From famed sportswriter Ron Fimrite comes the definitive history of the University of California at Berkeley’s Football Program – Golden Bears. From their humble beginnings as student diversion to their 2011 season, the Golden Bears have remained one of the nation’s most exhilarating teams. Relive the most stirring and memorable moments in Cal history. Golden Bears is more than just a history of football at the nation’s most prestigious public university. Through fascinating profiles of Cal’s distinctive personalities, including coaches Andy Smith and Pappy Waldorf, complex players such as Jackie Jensen and Chuck Muncie, and flamboyant University presidents Benjamin Ide Wheeler and Robert Gordon Sproul, Golden Bears traces the political, cultural, and economic factors that have made Berkeley as well know for its activism as its academics.
Ron Fimrite was a renowned sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. His other books include Birth of a Fan, The Square: The story of a Saloon, and The World Series: A History of Baseball’s Fall Classic. Mr. Fimrite passed away soon after the hardcover publication of Golden Bears.
“…living, breathing history told with humor, wit and style…Ron’s account of Cal Football puts the Golden in Golden Bears.”
— Dick Enberg, CBS Sports
Publication Date: June 29, 2012
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