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Football Navy War

Author: Wilbur D. Jones
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786454167
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"During World War II, the United States military and colleges joined forces, fielding competitive teams to prepare men for combat. This book relates the Department of the Navy's role in preserving the game and national morale through the "Lend-Lease" of officer candidates, including All-American players and professionals. Records, scores, and statistics; player profiles; glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Le Football

Author: Russ Crawford
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803290306
Size: 73.70 MB
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There are two kinds of football in France. American football was first played in France in 1909 during the cruise of the Great White Fleet. Then, during World War I, the American military shipped footballs, helmets, and shoulder pads alongside rifles and ammunition to the western front. A 1938 tour of two teams lead by Jim Crowley of Fordham University maintained the game until World War II, when the arrival of millions of young Americans in France motivated the U.S. military to sponsor several bowl games. During the 1950s and 1960s, when the United States occupied bases in France during the Cold War, American soldiers, sailors, and airmen played more than a thousand football games. When France withdrew from NATO, however, American bases were forced to close, leaving American football without a natural home on Gallic shores. In the 1970s American college and semi-pro teams tried once more to generate interest in the game among French nationals through a series of tours, but until a French physical education instructor vacationed in Colorado and brought equipment back to France, there was little local enthusiasm for the sport. On the back of that vacation, and from one team in Paris, organized American football in France grew to more than 215 teams with more than 22,000 active players today. Le Football tackles the struggles and successes of American football in France and discusses how, unlike baseball and basketball, football has never been an overt instrument of American cultural influence. Russ Crawford keeps the chains moving as he shows how the modern, homegrown sport developed largely independent of American encouragement into a small but successful culture.

Glenn Killinger All American

Author: Todd M. Mealy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147667051X
Size: 12.80 MB
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This first biography of W. Glenn Killinger highlights his tenure as a nine-time varsity letterman at Penn State, where he emerged as one of the best football, basketball and baseball players in the United States. Situating Killinger in his time and place, the author explores the ways in which home-front culture during World War I--focused on heroism, masculinity and sporting culture--created the demand for sports and sports icons and drove the ascent of college athletics in the first quarter of the 20th century. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}

The Winds Of War

Author: Herman Wouk
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444779273
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Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with THE WINDS OF WAR and continues in WAR AND REMEMBRANCE, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - the drama, the romance, the heroism and the tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very centre of the maelstrom.

The Journey Continues

Author: Wilbur D. Jones
Publisher: White Mane Pub
ISBN: 9781572493650
Size: 33.27 MB
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Focuses extensively on the citizens' experiences in the armed forces and at home in their support. "Continues offers detailed accountings of America's unique World War II boomtown's contribution to the war effort.

Prairie Forge

Author: James J. Kimble
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803254164
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In the wake of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt called for the largest arms buildup in our nation's history. A shortage of steel, however, quickly slowed the program’s momentum, and arms production fell dangerously behind schedule. The country needed scrap metal. Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, had the solution. Prairie Forge tells the story of the great Nebraska scrap drive of 1942—a campaign that swept the nation and yielded five million tons of scrap metal, literally salvaging the war effort itself. James J. Kimble chronicles Doorly’s conception of a fierce competition pitting county against county, business against business, and, in schools across the state, class against class—inspiring Nebraskans to gather 67,000 tons of scrap metal in only three weeks. This astounding feat provided the template for a national drive. A tale of plowshares turned into arms, Prairie Forge gives the first full account of how home became home front for so many civilians.

Giants In The Cornfield

Author: Wilbur D. Jones
Publisher: White Mane Pub
ISBN:
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Giants in the Cornfield adds a fresh dimension to Civil War literature with this extensive social study of the life and culture of the young, uneducated farmers of the 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The work focuses on the interactions of a single, homogeneous unit of Hoosier common soldiers: neighbors and chums from the same county, village, and family, many from areas sympathetic to the Confederacy, who endured three years of hardships to save the Union. This human interest story captures the mental, emotional, and social environment within which these 1,181 men served and fought. Utilizing thousands of letters, official and family records, diaries, and memoirs, Jones weaves a special regimental personality, character, profile, and history by examining their family and love life, morale, discipline, religion, morals, health and medical care, internal politics, interpersonal relationships, camp life, bravery, guard duty, and prisoner of war experiences.

Forget That You Have Been Hitler Soldiers

Author: Hermann O. Pfrengle
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"The book focuses on people and human-interest subjects, not the war itself, supplemented by five maps and some 25 personal photographs. To aid the reader, the authors provide an introduction to the German involvement in the war, Wehrmacht organization, the land campaigns in Europe, and a glossary, index, and bibliography. Hermann Pfrengle's memoir adds an in-depth perspective to life on the German home front and the service of youth to the Third Reich."--BOOK JACKET.