"Fills an important niche in the sports and military history of World War II…not just a list of teams and statistics, this book also tells the "then and now" differences in the playing of football through extensive research and interviews." --Jack A. Green, Naval History & Heritage Command
"A comprehensive telling of a story that can't be told enough…the chapter about halfback Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice captures him as no defense ever did. This is a good thing that Jones has done." --Ivan Maisel, senior writer, ESPN.com
"I've been waiting for somebody to do this book and preserve these treasured college football memories, and now Wilbur Jones has done it and done it splendidly. --Dan Jenkins, Sports Illustrated
About the Author
Wilbur D. Jones, Jr.,
is a nationally known, award-winning military historian and retired Navy captain with four decades of service to the Department of Defense, including as a professor and associate dean at the Defense Acquisition University. He served in the White House as an assistant and advance representative to President Ford. This is his 17th book. He founded and chairs the award-winning preservationist group World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition in Wilmington, N.C., where he resides.