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The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II


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A rare, untold story of the Second World Conflict within the vein of Unbroken and The Boys within the Boat, from the creator of Friday Evening Lights and Three Nights in August.When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, school soccer was on the peak of its reputation. Because the nation equipped for complete warfare, one department of the service dominated the aspirations of school soccer stars: the US Marine Corps. Which is why, on Christmas Eve of 1944, when the 4th and twenty ninth Marine regiments discovered themselves in the midst of the Pacific Ocean coaching for what could be the bloodiest battle of the warfare—the invasion of Okinawa—their ranks included one of many biggest swimming pools of soccer expertise ever assembled: Former All People, captains from Wisconsin and Brown and Notre Dame, and practically 20 males who had been both drafted or would in the end play within the NFL.   When the trash-talking between the 4th and twenty ninth over who had the higher soccer crew reached a fever pitch, it was determined: The 2 regiments would play one another in a soccer recreation as near the actual factor as you possibly can get within the filth and coral of Guadalcanal. The bruising and bloody recreation that adopted grew to become generally known as “The Mosquito Bowl”. Inside a matter of months, 15 of the 64 the gamers in “The Mosquito Bowl” could be killed at Okinawa, by far the most important variety of American athletes ever to die in a single battle. The Mosquito Bowl is the story of those courageous and exquisite younger males, those that survived and those that didn’t. It’s the story of the households and the panorama that formed them. It’s a story of a much more harmless time in each school athletics and the lifetime of the nation, and of the lack of that innocence.  Writing with the type and rigor that received him a Pulitzer Prize and have made a number of of his books fashionable classics, Buzz Bissinger takes us from the taking part in fields of America’s campuses the place boys performed at being marines, to the ultimate time they had been allowed to nonetheless be boys on that discipline of filth and coral, to the darkest and deadliest days that adopted at Okinawa.  PLEASE NOTE: If you buy this title, the accompanying PDF will likely be out there in your Audible Library together with the audio.