Reviews - What do customers think about The Immortal Ten: The Definitive Account of the 1927 Tragedy and Its Legacy at Baylor University?
A First Cousin's Point of View Oct 22, 2007
From a First Cousins point of view I thought a lot of the book, Mr. Copeland did a wonderful job, I know now much more than I ever did.
Another Footnote: Jack's First Cousin, Bill Castellaw, was run over and killed on Sunset Road in San Antonio by a train. I personally think this is an important footnote.
When I was recently at Baylor viewing the amazing Tribute to the Immortal 22 (twenty-two), I spoke with several students and they all told me of how during orientation every year this terrible tragedy is brought before them which "Rings the Welkin" with them, to the terrible danger of trains crossing roads.
Mother was only 11 years old and was terribly shaken by the tragedy, she always told me that they were putting pieces of the stricken in cigar boxes.....she was a child....
Eighty years later we are going to dedicate to the Wonderful Memory of all those involved a wonderful commemorative monument. Friday 2 November 2007, 2 PM will be the moment of the dedication.
One of the survivors received the Medal of Honor for his heroism in WW2. What wonders would the deceased 10 have accomplished?
Jack is buried in the downtown cemetery, Ennis, Texas, between what later became his Mother and Father's resting place. On his headstone is written "OUR BOY", Jack was their only child. In Round Rock, there is a Historical Marker on the bridge, the scene of the tragedy.
Please visit the Castellaw Communication Building at Baylor University, at the entrance of the building is a glass room where some of Jack's personal items may be viewed.
The Arist and his associates did a marvelous job, if you back up a bit, while viewing, it appears they are coming out of the building behind them. At any rate, they have definitely returned to Baylor University, eighty years later.
Great Story Still Waiting for Its Definitive Account Aug 24, 2007
As a Baylor graduate, i am quite interested in the subject matter of this book(let). And while Copeland should be commended for what appears to the first and only book about the Immortal Ten, it is not much more than a long magazine article. The research is adequate, but this reader came away still hungry for more details about the people involved. The Immortal Ten is a great tragic story and deserves an even more in-depth account.
For now, though, we Bears will have to be content with this.
Definitive account of tragedy Jun 7, 2007
It was great that this book has been written. My father played basketball for Baylor in that era but happened to lay out that year to earn money to go back. I had heard him speak of this many times since he knew all the players. The book is well written and thorough and most interesting.