My FWAA first-place story on the 1962 Rose Bowl and segregation

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in." *** I’m humbled and honored to share with you I’ve won first place in a national sports writing contest sponsored by the Football Writers Association of America. The FWAA, on its Fifth Down website, announced the 30th annual contest winners. My story won first place for Enterprise. I wrote about the 1962…

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From Kirkus, The Right Thing To Do: “Fascinating read” … “unexpected subplots” … “A work of sports history that fill gaps” … “prose is breezy”

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report Here is the Kirkus Book reviews link on THE RIGHT THING TO DO KIRKUS REVIEWS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, The True Pioneers of College Football Integration in the 1960s Tom Shanahan August Publications Purchase link for THE RIGHT THING TO DO Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report (400 pp.) $22.95 paperback, $8.99 e-book ISBN: 9781938532733 January 1, 2024 BOOK REVIEW A work of sports history that fills in the gaps in the integration…

Continue ReadingFrom Kirkus, The Right Thing To Do: “Fascinating read” … “unexpected subplots” … “A work of sports history that fill gaps” … “prose is breezy”

College Football Hall of Famer Joe Romig and teammate John Meadows to join me at Boulder Book Store, 6:30 pm, May 7

“THE RIGHT THING TO DO, The True Pioneers of College Football integration in the 1960s” By Tom Shanahan. Foreword by Ruffin McNeill Read the review of my book from Kirkus Reviews. The Kirkus verdict: Get it! Book signing featuring Colorado football alums Joe Romig and John Meadows. Event: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 at Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado. Registration information: Tom Shanahan -- "The Right Thing to Do," with Joe Romig and John Meadows Tickets,…

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