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The Resource The game : Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968, George Howe Colt

The game : Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968, George Howe Colt

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The game : Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
Title
The game
Title remainder
Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
Statement of responsibility
George Howe Colt
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
On November 23, 1968, near the end of a turbulent and memorable year, there was a football game that would also prove turbulent and memorable: the season-ending clash between Harvard and Yale. Both teams entered undefeated and, technically at least, came out undefeated. The final score was 29-29. To some of the players on the field, it was a triumph; to others a tragedy. And to many, the reasons had as much to do with one side's miraculous comeback in the game's final 42 seconds as it did with the months that preceded it, months that witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, police brutality at the Democratic National Convention, inner-city riots, campus takeovers, and, looming over everything, the war in Vietnam. George Howe Colt's The Game is the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it. One player had recently returned from eight months under fire in Vietnam. Two were members of the radical antiwar group SDS. There was an all-American football hero whose nickname was "God." There was one NFL prospect who quit to devote his time to black altruism, another who went on to be Pro-Bowler Calvin Hill. There was a postal clerk's son who worried about fitting in with the preppies, and a wealthy WASP eager to prove he could handle the blue-collar kids' hits. There was a guard named Tommy Lee Jones, and fullback who dated a young Meryl Streep. They came from every class and background, but played side by side and together forged a moment of startling grace in the midst of the storm. Vivid, lively, and constantly surprising, this magnificent and intimate work of history is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary time, and of a country facing issues that we continue to wrestle with to this day
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10738707
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Colt, George Howe
Dewey number
796.332/63097444
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Football players
  • College sports
  • Sports rivalries
  • Football
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Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
Label
The game : Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968, George Howe Colt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1969300
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 386 pages
Isbn
9781501104787
Lccn
bl2018183884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501104787
  • (OCoLC)1054259770
Label
The game : Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968, George Howe Colt
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1969300
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 386 pages
Isbn
9781501104787
Lccn
bl2018183884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501104787
  • (OCoLC)1054259770

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