When Football Went to War PDF ePub eBook

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When Football Went to War free pdf Three Medals of Honor recipients, multiple Silver Stars, Distinguished Flying Crosses, and nearly 1,000 Purple Hearts are among the riveting stories told in this tribute to athlete war heroes. As thousands of players enlisted to fight for America after the attack on Pearl Harbor, owners and players struggled to keep the NFL going. From 1941 through the "Ice Bowl" of the 1945 championship game, hundreds of professional football players gave their lives for their nation and "When Football Went to War" takes a unique look at World War II's profound impact on both college and professional football. Names that echo across the plains of West Point--Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton, and MacArthur--all played football, but before achieving victory on the fields of battle, these men learned victory on a different and more peaceful field surrounded by fans and fame. In no professional American sport did more players sacrifice more blood than the NFL. This book fully examines the experiences of football figures in various wars over the past century with detailed biographies of nearly every football player who has given his life serving his country.

About Todd Anton

Todd Anton has been a U.S. History instructor for more than 23 years. He served on the board of trustees for the National World War II Museum from 2006 to 2010. He is the author of "No Greater Love: Life Stories from the Men Who Saved Baseball" and coauthor with Bill Nowlin of "When Baseball Went to War." He lives in Victorville, California. Bill Nowlin is a former professor of political science and cofounder of Rounder Records. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books baseball books and collaborated with Todd Anton on Fox News Channel's "War Stories with Oliver North" episode on baseball and World War II. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Details Book

Author : Todd Anton
Publisher : Triumph Books (IL)
Data Published : 01 September 2013
ISBN : 1600788459
EAN : 9781600788451
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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