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A Team for America (The Army-Navy Game That Rallied a Nation at War)

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"A rousing celebration of a moment in history when college football was more than metaphor and entertainment, it was a gritty sidebar to real war.” — Robert Lipsyte, author of An Accidental Sportswriter

Each year the Army and Navy football teams meet for one epic game. Across the nation, fans tune in to see who will emerge victorious. But no game will ever match the one that was played on December 2, 1944. America was in the midst of World War II: soldiers and sailors were dying around the globe, and the home front suffered through shortages. But for one day, all that was forgotten.

Navy’s team was ranked number two, Army’s number one and on the verge of becoming national champions. Everywhere, the war stopped as soldiers listened to the broadcast. Randy Roberts has interviewed the surviving players and coaches, bringing their stories to life. For three years, military upperclassmen graduated and joined the fight. For three hours, their alma mater gave them back one unforgettable performance.

“The story of Army’s celebrated 1944 national championship team is a fascinating one, and its victory over Navy that year is remembered as one of college football’s greatest games. But Randy Roberts’s A Team for America tells an even greater story. It is a story of our country. Of a time when college football — and this remarkable Army team — helped rekindle hope and confidence throughout the land.” — Brigadier General Peter M. Dawkins, U.S. Army (Ret.), 1958 Heisman Trophy winner, West Point

"Roberts brings a historian’s thoroughness to the subject . . . A fascinating time in American collegiate sports history." — Kirkus Reviews

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Randy Roberts
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    304
    Publisher:
    HMH Books (October 16, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780547844602
    ISBN-10:
    0547844603
    Weight:
    9.92oz
    Dimensions:
    5.3125" x 8" x 0.724"
    Case Pack:
    24
    File:
    Eloquence-Houghton_01252019_033011_P1983267_onix21-20190124.xml
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    $11.06
    Folder:
    Eloquence
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