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A Legacy Defined - 2011-2012 St. Bonaventure Basketball

Edited and Designed by Tom Missel
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The pieces were all in place for a great 2011-2012 basketball season at St. Bonaventure University. The men added a talented collection of guards to complement an experienced frontcourt led by one of the best players in the country. The women returned the top six scorers from their third straight 20-win season and settled on just one goal before the season began: reaching the NCAA Tournament.

But few could have dreamed that one of the smallest colleges in Division I would send both teams to their respective NCAA Tournaments. When they did, the campus and local communities made sure the teams would never forget what they had accomplished, lining the streets of Allegany and Olean as police cars and fire trucks escorted the team buses to airports for their trips to Nashville, Tallahassee and Raleigh. When the teams arrived at their NCAA sites, local fans, alumni and students turned out in droves to support them.

"A Legacy Defined" is 128 pages and chronicles the madness of March in New York's Southern Tier with stories about the seasons and tournaments, and more than 100 memorable photos, from the games and behind the scenes.

Proceeds from the book will benefit the Bonaventure Athletic Fund.

The book includes reprinted articles on each team’s run to glory, plus new material on how their seasons unfolded and the highs and lows along the way. Among the highlights are more than a hundred photos of their seasons, including some behind-the-scenes glimpses during their tournament trips.

Primary photography in the book is by Olean’s Craig Melvin, team photographer for the Buffalo Bills.

Contributing writers include Mike Vaccaro, Adrian Wojnarowski, Tom Missel, Chuck Pollock, Dallas Miller, Jason MacBain, Dan McCarthy and Shannon Shepherd.

The St. Bonaventure men (20-12) qualified for the NCAA Tournament by winning three games in three days at the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Atlantic City, eventually losing to third-seeded Florida State, 66-63, in their NCAA opener in a game that went down to the final seconds.

The St. Bonaventure women (31-4) won 18 games in a row before losing to Dayton in the Atlantic 10 title game, but earned a No. 5 seed with an at-large bid and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with wins over Florida Gulf Coast and Marist in Tallahassee before losing to national runner-up Notre Dame in the next round.

Re-live the excitement of both teams with this limited edition, commemorative book.

ISBN - 1576593606
EAN - 9781576593608
128 pages
100 four-color photos

Price: $19.95
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And They Were Giants: The St. Bonaventure Football Book

by Malcolm V. T. Wallace, Ph.D.

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Did you know that St. Bonaventure University played Penn State University twice in football? Or, that the 1946 team played in the Tobacco Bowl? AND THEY WERE GIANTS tells the story of St. Bonaventure football from 1895-1971 with a special focus on the years 1915-1951. Included are season-by-season results from 1915-1951, a roster of all players from 1915-1952 and a recap of club football from 1895-1914 and 1968 - 1971. Published in 1988 by The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, this 72-page, landscape designed book contains 20 black-and-white photographs of St. Bonaventure's gridiron years. AND THEY WERE GIANTS is a fun read for every Bona sports fan.

Now, through February 29th, this book is FREE with the purchase of THE GOOD JOURNEY - 150 YEARS OF HISTORY AT ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY.

ISBN 1-57659-116-6
EAN 978-1-57659-116-1
60 Pages

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Art of Sky, Art of Earth: Cosmic Imagery in St. Bonaventure University's Maya Collection

by Stephen L. Whittington with photographs by Justin Kerr
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This volume was published in conjunction with the exhibition "Art of Sky, Art of Earth: Maya Cosmic Imagery" held at the Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Sept 2009 - May 2012. The basis for the exhibition and this book lies in the donation of Maya objects to St. Bonaventure University by alumni Jack and Jerome Fishkin and their friend, Jane Abrams. The text of the book is in both English and Spanish.

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Beyond the Text: Franciscan Art and Construction of Religion

edited by Xavier Seubert, OFM and Oleg Bychkov, PHD
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Release Date: March 2013

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A pioneering study of the art of the Franciscan order that shows how
Franciscan theological, liturgical, pastoral and missionary strategies were
formulated and implemented visually, not by words but by images, by using
contextualization and introducing gender and culture specific visual
traits. The essays in this volume probe the art and visual culture of the
early Franciscan movement to reveal insights and nuances of the life and
power of this revolutionary phase of theCatholic religion. The essays by
the scholars in this book explore the historical, social, theological and
philosophical persprectives of Franciscan art.

EAN 978-1-57659-340-0
240 Pages
100 + illustrations
Hard Cover

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Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero

by Michael Ford

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This intimate spiritual protrait of Father Mychal Judge features exclusive interviews with some of his closest friends and associates. It explores the inner life of New York's most popular and charismatic Franciscan who became an overnight American hero when his life came to a tragic end serving as the New York City fire chaplain during the attack on the World Trade Center. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guilliani said of Fr, Mychal, "He embodied the ideal blend of spirituality and public service."

ISBN 0-8091-0552-7
EAN 978-0-8091-0552-6
Hard Cover

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History of St. Bonaventure University, The (1961)

by Mark V. Angelo, OFM, PhD and edited by Eligius M. Buytaert, OFM

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Published in 1961 by Franciscan Institute Publications, this 264-page book grew out of a doctoral dissertation by Mark Angelo, OFM. This book tells in detail the story of the founding of St. Bonaventure and, within that story, also tells the story of Franciscans coming to western New York, Catholic education in America, the development of Cattaraugus County and the founding and growth of the towns of Allegany and Olean, New York. Chapters include:
- Early Territorial History and the Arrival of the Franciscans
- Develop of Higher Education in the United States
- The Formative Years of St. Bonaventure University
- A Chartered College
- A Permanent Foundation
- The First Fifty Years
- Evolution of the Modern Culture
- Destruction by Fire
- Reconstruction
- Friedsam Memorial Library
- World War II
- End of an Era
- A Franciscan University
- Athletics

ISBN: 1-57659-080-1
EAN 978-1-57659-080-5
250 Pages

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The Good Journey: 150 Years of History at St. Bonaventure University

Based on the research of Edward K. Eckert
Editing and additional content by Robert, Ann and Daniel McCarthy
St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the publication of its photographic history:
THE GOOD JOURNEY: 150 YEARS OF HISTORY AT ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITYBased on an original text by Edward Eckert with editing and additional content from St. Bonaventure alumni Robert, Ann and Daniel McCarthy. This engaging, narrative text coupled with iconic and inspiring photos from the St. Bonaventure University archives provides this compelling written and visual history of St. Bonaventure. THE GOOD JOURNEY is being published in hardcover with dust jacket. It is landscape designed and totals 160 pages with more than 250 photographs.

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ISBN 1-57659-222-7
EAN 978-1-57659-222-9
Hard Cover

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