.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 combatants and to physically prepare them for battle.'.—Mark Luce, Chicago Tribune
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“No prior treatment of baseball during the war has demonstrated how extensively the game penetrated the camps, bases, and even the training practices of the troops.”—Choice
“Steven R. Bullock’s fine compact book provides a more comprehensive overview of how baseball interacted with the American military during World War II. . . .Bullock provides extensive documentation, drawing upon player interviews, military archival material, Sporting News articles, and other sources. He writes in clear, academic prose, incorporates rich anecdotes, and provides good analysis.”—David L. Porter, Journal of American History
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About the Author
Steven R. Bullock is an assistant professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.