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Fatherly love and advice rom the legendary ootball coach
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Collg ootll ns n no introution to Bu Wilkinson, ut w o thm knowth grt Univrsity o Oklhom ootll oh s vot thr. In
Dear Jay,Love Dad
, Jy Wilkinson, Bu’s youngr son, shrs orty-svn lttrs his thrwrot to him whil h ws in ollg n grut shool. Spnning th rly tomi-1960s, ths lttrs rvl Bu’s p lov or his son, s wll s th philosophyn vlus tht l to his rmrkl suss in sports n in li.Bginning with th rst lttr Bu wrot whn Jy lt hom, this olltion shows thr guiing his son towr his own pth whil strssing th importn o srvito othrs. Th moimnt o th sholr-thlt, Bu mixs nourgmnt withintlltul isussions. Whn Jy rs Amrin philosophr Willim Jms or lss t Duk Univrsity, his thr, srious stunt o litrtur, rs th ook,too, n uss its insights to hlp Jy l with th hllngs o his rshmn yr.Bu writs out his own hllngs, s wll, inluing his t ovr whthr topt th Knny ministrtion’s invittion to h th Prsint’s Counil onPhysil Fitnss. Jy’s ommnts out h o ths lttrs provi ontxt nurthr insight.By th tim Jy oms grut stunt t th Episopl Thologil Shool,th orrsponn turns towr rligion n politis, s Bu rfts on thphilosophil issus o th y n on his unsussul run or th U.S. Snt in1964. His li tht th grtst lrs r not lwys th most populr m himn unlikly politiin vn thn, ut wonrul rol mol n intrloutor or hisson. Bu’s thoughts on this in usinss n politis r s inspiring toy s whnh wrot thm hl-ntury go.
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Bud Wilkinson: An IntimatePortrait o an American Legend
is H Mn’s Bsktll Coht Duk Univrsity.
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