Fields of Battle

Fields of Battle

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

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"In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 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 left their respective colleges, 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. Fields of Battle is a powerful story that sheds light on a little-known slice of American history where World War II and football intersect. Author 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"--
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250059581
1250059585
1250059607
9781250059604
Branch Call Number: 940.548 CURTIS
Characteristics: x, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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