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A hero perished : the diary and selected letters of Nile Kinnick

Author: Nile C Kinnick; Paul Baender
Publisher: Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : English : [Pbk. ed., 1991]View all editions and formats
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A Hero Perished tells Nile Kinnick's story. This grandson of an Iowa governor, the son of parents who disciplined him to strive for his measure of greatness, became a Heisman Trophy winner and national celebrity through a combination of talent and circumstance. Following his college successes, Kinnick began legal study to prepare for a political career, but with the approach of war he entered the Navy Air Corps to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Diaries
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Records and correspondence
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kinnick, Nile C. (Nile Clarke), 1918-1943.
Hero perished.
Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 1991
(DLC) 91010195
(OCoLC)23214607
Named Person: Nile C Kinnick; Nile C Kinnick; Nile C Kinnick
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nile C Kinnick; Paul Baender
ISBN: 1587290103 9781587290107
OCLC Number: 44959243
Description: 1 online resource (xliii, 290 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Preface; The Letters; The Diary; Introduction to the Diary; Volume I; Volume II; Volume III; Notes to the Diary.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Baender.

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A Hero Perished tells Nile Kinnick's story. This grandson of an Iowa governor, the son of parents who disciplined him to strive for his measure of greatness, became a Heisman Trophy winner and national celebrity through a combination of talent and circumstance. Following his college successes, Kinnick began legal study to prepare for a political career, but with the approach of war he entered the Navy Air Corps to refashion himself as a fighter pilot. Assigned to the carrier USS Lexington on its premier cruise, he took off in a defective plane & mdash;and his death shocked a nation grown.

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