History Book Fields of Battle Pearl Harbor Brian Curtis
Fields of Battle Pearl Harbor Book
Hard bound copy -- In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the 1942 Rose Bowl was moved from Pasadena to Durham, North Carolina, out of fear of Japanese attacks on the West Coast. It remains the only Rose Bowl game to ever be played outside of Pasadena. Duke University, led by legendary coach Wallace Wade Sr., faced off against underdog Oregon State College, with both teams preparing for a grueling fight on the football field while their thoughts wandered to the battlefields they would soon be on.
As the players and coaches prepared for the game, America was preparing for war. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met to discuss the Allied strategy in Europe; a discussion that would change the lives of the boys and men on the field in Durham.
From the Reader:
This book is for any World War II buff or sports enthusiast. Telling the story of the one and only Rose Bowl that was not played in Pasadena between Oregon State and Duke and the boys who became men quickly and their stories of combat in World War II.
Condition: read once, like newWeight: 1lb 7oz
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