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"Fills an important niche in the sports and military history of World War II…not just a list of teams and statistics, this book also tells the "then and now" differences in the playing of football through extensive research and interviews." --Jack A. Green, Naval History & Heritage Command

"A comprehensive telling of a story that can't be told enough…the chapter about halfback Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice captures him as no defense ever did. This is a good thing that Jones has done." --Ivan Maisel, senior writer, ESPN.com

"I've been waiting for somebody to do this book and preserve these treasured college football memories, and now Wilbur Jones has done it and done it splendidly. --Dan Jenkins,Sports Illustrated
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ISBN-10:  0786442190
ISBN-13:  978-0786442195
Author:  Wilbur D. Jones Jr.
Publisher:  McFarland
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Every so often in the last twenty years, as American soldiers have fought in Iraq or Iran or Afghanistan, a football player has found himself on the wrong side of public opinion (or the loudmouth version of it voiced on sports talk radio) for using a military analogy. "It was a war out there today" seems tame--unless there really is a war and men--men who could be playing games for pay or scholarships--really are in a war with live bullets and real and tragic casualties.    Wilbur …
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