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All American: Two Young Men, the 2001 Army-Navy Game and the War They Fought in Iraq Hardcover – October 29, 2013


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (October 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062202804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062202802
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The venerable Army-Navy football game, originating in 1890 and played annually since 1930, carried a special poignancy when it was held in December 2001 and attended by President Bush, since many of its players already knew, just weeks after the 9/11 attacks, that they were destined for far more perilous battle somewhere overseas. Eubanks tracks a player on each team—cadet quarterback Chad Jenkins and midshipman linebacker Brian Stann—from childhood through high school, their West Point or Annapolis educations, basic training, and experience serving in the Iraq War. So doing, he reveals in compelling detail the all-consuming process by which the military turns civilians into combat-ready warriors. If the disconnect between the al-­Qaeda agents who carried out the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent U.S. invasion of Iraq is left unaddressed, readers can only respect the extraordinary commitment and service Jenkins, Stann, and their military brethren gave their country. A fresh, authentic take on the Iraq War and those Americans who fought in it. --Alan Moores

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Captivating. … An engaging narrative worthy of any sports movie. … A testament to fallen heroes.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

“There are two stories in American life—how we play, how we fight. Steve Eubanks tells a masterful story about both, along with a story of two extraordinary people, from two extraordinary institutions, moving through extraordinary times. All American is... inspiring... It’s history lived from the inside.” (DAVID LIPSKY, author of the New York Times bestseller Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point)

“The people who went to [service] academies embody words like ‘hero’ and ‘courageous.’ Steve Eubanks captures that courage perfectly in this book by showing the dedication, honor, and love for each other and for our country that are inherent in academy graduates.” (Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz)

There is nothing like Army-Navy... The young men who play... have all volunteered to die for their country... [Eubanks] tells you how special you have to be to play in this game--and to... make the kinds of sacrifices no other athletes even think about making...” (John Feinstein, author of A Civil War)

All American... is a masterpiece. ... A most noteworthy book.” (Epoch Times)

”A MUST READ” (BLACKFIVE.NET)

GRIPPING ... A must-read.” (MyShelf)

More About the Author

Steve Eubanks is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning writer. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, Golf World, Golf Magazine, Golf for Women, T&L Golf, Links, Sports Unlimited, Garden & Gun, Racing Fan, and USA Today, and on FoxSports.com, Yahoo!, and PGATour.com. A former college golfer and PGA club pro, Steve is the author of more than thirty books. He lives in Peachtree City, Georgia, with his wife and children.

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Great book, well written and a Quick and easy read.
ron lusk
A great book about football at West Point and the men who play the game and some insight into the world of West Point football and academy life in general.
Bill Sunshine
Terrific book, terrific story, its not a football story, but rather a story of men and principles and heroism and life and death.
golfguy

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael Delaware on November 20, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book begins with a gradual indoctrination into the rivalry of the Army-Navy game by taking the reader through life at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy as experienced through the eyes of two football players. The Cadet Chad Jenkins and the Midshipmen Brian Stann stories are told as they approach playing in what would become the most watched Army-Navy game in history in the wake of 9/11.

To say that this story was a page turner is an understatement. Gradually you are taken through the years and months leading up to this game, and then continue to follow the lives of these two men as they do their tours of duty in Iraq.

The experiences of active military service unfold as you witness vicariously through the eyes of these two heroes their experiences in combat as they lead men into armed conflict.

While reading this story I experienced a mixture of emotions. At times I was awestruck, and at others I was filled with patriotism and respect for the Rangers and Marines. At other times I was outraged at how politics, bureaucracy and the media all interfere with these brave men doing a dangerous job and threaten their very survival though idiotic diplomacy.

This is a contemporary story of our time. I can admit now that my reality on the Iraq conflict was only what I heard when I wanted to in the media. Upon completing this book my awareness and admiration for our soldiers has grown to new heights, and at the same time my contempt has grown for the politics and even the media that places these men in danger by simply interfering with their ability to do their job.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By golfguy on November 21, 2013
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A football book without the football. Terrific book, terrific story, its not a football story, but rather a story of men and principles and heroism and life and death. Steve Eubanks did a great job. Read and give it to your kid to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael George on December 17, 2013
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I used to flip by the Army-Navy game on the TV because the teams are usually not the same caliber of some of the bigger name conferences. Steve Eubanks' book gives great insight on the lives of our soldier-heroes lives up to and after this game. I had no idea that attendance for the academy students is mandatory and that they are required to stand for the whole game. The book also has some very exciting battlefield descriptions that have you not putting it down until you finish the chapter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary Margaret Bivings on December 1, 2013
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I have attend Army/Navy games in the past and can appreciate the enthusiasm of the events. However, this book is much, much more than football games. The reader takes away a renewed respect and appreciation of the intense training and dedication that is required of all military personnel. After reading this book, one has a deeper understanding of what the country is asking its military to do. This book should be required reading of all high school students. This book rekindles a sense of pride in our military and our patriotism!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chris allred on December 26, 2013
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Excellent read...this is for everybody, not just sports fans. Very human story. I'd never imagined the series of events in this book as being as logically connected as they are. Premise is outstanding!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John on December 21, 2013
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I just finished this book and I recommend it to anyone who is ex-military or knows someone from the military. I am an Army Veteran and I must say it was an interesting perspective as I was also in during peace time and Desert Storm occurred near the end of my enlistment. These men have shared their unique story's with us and I commend them for their service. I liked how Mr. Eubanks tied it all together including the Football tradition and the military traditions that I wasn't even aware of before reading this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence on January 17, 2014
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It's a great book for sports lovers. It's a great book for patriots. It's a great book for eager readers who want something brilliantly researched and written. Eubanks is a natural writer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mary russ on February 6, 2014
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This book gives you the story of two American heroes who followed and achieved the American dream. This book makes you proud to be an American.
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