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Playing for Their Nation: Baseball and the American Military during World War II Hardcover – May 1 2004

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  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (May 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803213379
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803213371
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.1 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is BASEBALL writ large March 8 2006
By R. S. Runyon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a book that will lead the reader into thinking about baseball in the larger context of preparing and sustaining American soldiers during WW II. Bullock has done extensive research on Major League Baseball and how its replicated military leagues counterpart during the '40's contributed to morale building for the troops and the nation. With sparkle and wit, Bullock offers little-known background on an important historical aspect of our "national pastime." Included are incisive insights about some of the baseball greats: Joe Dimaggio, Ted Williams, Bob Feller, etc.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
GREAT BOOK! July 25 2004
By J. King - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book for both war and sports fans. It has a ton of information on baseball and how it helped many of our men in WWII. The author goes into detail on how the war changed the way baseball was played at home, and how it boosted moral in the battlefield.
Good book April 21 2014
By Kaylan Brett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A good book and a good gift...bought it for my grandfather for Christmas and he very much enjoyed reading it. For history and baseball buffs alike.