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The Pluck of the Irish - 10 Notre Dame sports figures who made a difference - cover

The Pluck of the Irish - 10 Notre Dame sports figures who made a difference

Jim Hayden

Publisher: Back Story Publishing

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10 Biographical sketches of notable Notre Dame alumni.

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