A hero perished: the diary and selected letters of Nile Kinnick
Here is an illuminating comment on a time and an attitude that have passed. It was in 1943 that Ensign Nile Kinnick, Iowa's only Heisman Trophy winner and one of the last of a breed of American hero, died in a plane crash in the waters of the Gulf of Paria. And it is in "A Hero Perished" that his full story is finally told.
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Seen here are glimpses of the life of a Heisman Trophy winner (1939), politically sensitive celebrity, and budding naval flier. We follow clearly the progression of a college sports hero and honor ... Read full review