Overview:War Football: World War I and the Birth of the NFL - During World War I, American army camps, navy stations and marine barracks formed football's first true all-star teams, competing against each other and top colleges while raising millions of dollars for the war effort. More than fifty college football hall-of-famers, dozens of future generals, and two Medal of Honor winners would play for, coach, or promote military teams during the war, including Dwight Eisenhower, Walter Camp, and George Halas. In War Football: World War I and the Birth of the NFL, Chris Serb recounts a fascinating chapter of military and sports history. He details three of the best but long-forgotten seasons of American football, when college amateurs mixed with blue-collar pros on the field of play. These games showed investors a lucrative market for teams of post-collegiate stars and made players realize that their football careers didn't have to end after college. Soon the barriers to professionalism began to fall, and within two years of the Armistice the National Football League was born.War Football explores for the first time this lost chapter of sports history and makes a direct connection between World War I and the founding of the NFL. Seven future Hall-of-Famers led the charge of more than 200 military veterans who played in, coached for, and shaped the character of the young league. Football fans, sports historians, and military historians alike will find this book a fascinating read.
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603725640-9781538124840. It was written by the following authors: Chris Serb. Book War Football: World War I and the Birth of the NFL, which can be read online, published by the company: Rowman & Littlefield. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2019-06-26 00:00:00. It has 296 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 576 g. File for download War Football: World War I and the Birth of the NFL has PDF format and is called war-football-world-war-i-and-the-birth-of-the-nfl.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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