Fields of Battle (Innbundet)

Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the Boys Who Went to War


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 320
Forlag: St Martin's Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781250059581
Kategori: Kulturhistorie
Omtale Fields of Battle
In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbour, the 1942 Rose Bowl was moved from Pasadena to Duke University out of fear of further Japanese attacks on the West Coast. Shortly after this unforgettable game, many of the players and coaches entered the military and went on to serve around the world in famous battlegrounds, from Iwo Jima and Okinawa to Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, where fate and destiny would bring them back together on faraway battlefields, fighting on the same team. For fans of Unbroken and Boys in the Boat, Fields of Battle sheds light on a little known slice of American history where WWII and football intersect. Author and sports journalist Brian Curtis captures in gripping detail an intimate account of the teamwork, grit, and determination that took place on both the football and battle fields.

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