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Duty, Honor, Victory: America’s Athletes in World War II
Gary Blomfield (au)
A touching & memorable account of America’s athletes on the battlefield. Painstakingly researched, this book tells the stories of the well-known athletes whose onfield exploits brought another type of fame, but whose battlefield duty has been long overlooked. It covers World War II from the origins of Nazi Germany & Imperial Japan in the 1930s through their defeats in 1945 -- & extends into 1946 & the integration of major league baseball. Included here are the well-known to the lesser known, all sharing the love of competition that served them well in battle: Dizzy Dean, Larry Doby, Enos Slaughter, Monte Irvin, Pee Wee Reese, Art Donovan, Pete Gray, Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Hoyt Wilhelm, Emlen Tunnel & scores of others. 400+ photos.
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