Football! Navy! War!: How Military Lend-lease Players Saved the College Game and Helped Win World War II (Google eBook)

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McFarland, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 265 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

1 A Roster Out of Footballs Whos Who
25
2 Ideological Arsenal
43
3 LendLease Football
56
4 A War Game in Miniature
73
5 Shifty and Smart Harder to Stop Than Superman
94
6 All Hail to the Navy
107
7 Every General Liked to Have His Own Base Football Team
130
8 Rollicking Boisterous Macho
149
10 All America Will Cheer a Champion Whether He Is Black Brown Yellow or White
189
11 Not Satisfied to Listen to ShortWave Broadcasts
199
Personalities Vignettes and Anecdotes
210
Glossary
225
Chapter Notes
231
Selected Bibliography
241
Index
247
Copyright

9 Around the Globe the Message Winged
161

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About the author (2009)

Defense Dept., Defense Systems Management College

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