The Spirit of Notre Dame

Legends, Traditions, and Inspiration from One of America’s Most Beloved Institutions

By Jim Langford ’59 and Jeremy Langford ’92 (Doubleday)


A foreword by Regis Philbin ’53 kicks off this gathering of the stories about the people and events that personify the spirit of the University, from Mario Tonelli ’39, who survived the Bataan Death March, to Tim McCarthy, whose puns delight home football crowds.

The numerous anecdotes of visionary leaders, dedicated teachers, celebrated coaches, and hard-working students and staff all give testimony to the “optimism and possibility” of Notre Dame.

(October 2005)