Fields of Battle

Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the Boys Who Went to War
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Audio (8.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100123566
Released: Jun 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541425767
Narrator/s: Roger Wayne
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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. Finally, on New Year's Day 1942, under dark gray skies and occasional rain, the two teams clashed on the gridiron in front of a crowd of 56,000, playing one of the most unforgettable games in history. Shortly afterward, many of the players and coaches entered the military and would quickly become brothers on the battlefield. Scattered around the globe, the lives of Rose Bowl participants would intersect in surprising ways, as they served in Iwo Jima and Normandy, Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Bulge.

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Author(s): Brian Curtis
Genre: History, Sports
Original Publish Date: Jun 14, 2017

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Author(s): Brian Curtis
Narrator(s): Roger Wayne
Genre: History, Sports
Product Number DD32670
Released: Jun 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541405769
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Author(s): Brian Curtis
Genre: History, Sports
Product Number EB00662106
Released: Sep 27, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: #9781250059604

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