By Randy Roberts
"A rousing occasion of a second in background whilst collage soccer used to be greater than metaphor and leisure, it was once a gritty sidebar to actual war.” — Robert Lipsyte, writer of An unintentional Sportswriter
Each yr the military and army soccer groups meet for one epic online game. around the kingdom, lovers song in to determine who will emerge successful. yet no video game will ever fit the one who used to be performed on December 2, 1944. the USA used to be in the course of international warfare II: squaddies and sailors have been loss of life around the world, and the house entrance suffered via shortages. yet for someday, all that was once forgotten.
Navy’s crew used to be ranked quantity , Army’s number 1 and at the verge of changing into nationwide champions. all over the place, the warfare stopped as squaddies listened to the published. Randy Roberts has interviewed the surviving gamers and coaches, bringing their tales to existence. for 3 years, army upperclassmen graduated and joined the struggle. for 3 hours, their alma mater gave them again one unforgettable performance.
“The tale of Army’s celebrated 1944 nationwide championship group is a interesting one, and its victory over army that yr is remembered as considered one of university football’s maximum video games. yet Randy Roberts’s A crew for America tells a good better tale. it's a tale of our nation. Of a time while university soccer — and this awesome military crew — helped re-ignite wish and self belief during the land.” — Brigadier normal Peter M. Dawkins, U.S. military (Ret.), 1958 Heisman Trophy winner, West Point
"Roberts brings a historian’s thoroughness to the topic . . . A attention-grabbing time in American collegiate activities history." — Kirkus Reviews
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