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Playing for their nation : baseball and the American military during World War II

Author: Steven R Bullock
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Just two months after the magical baseball season of 1941, the United States entered World War II, and baseball, like other American institutions, was called upon to sacrifice and serve in the war effort. Utilizing personal accounts, military documents, and newspaper sources, Playing for Their Nation provides the first in-depth analysis of the development of military baseball during the Second World War."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bullock, Steven R.
Playing for their nation.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607077605
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven R Bullock
ISBN: 0803213379 9780803213371
OCLC Number: 52750258
Description: xiii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Vitalizing spirit : baseball in morale building and military training --
Your duty, our duty : raising funds for the war and baseball equipment --
The game's the thing : organizing military baseball --
Finest team assembled : exceptional military teams --
Qualified to serve : major league stars' military experiences during World War II --
What might have been : the impact of World War II on the careers of major leaguers --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Steven R. Bullock.
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"This sharp, well-researched book digs into the archives to unearth the formal and not-so-formal teams comprising major leaguers and not-so-major leaguers that worked to 'soothe the anxieties of Read more...

 
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