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The Resource War football : World War I and the birth of the NFL, Chris Serb

War football : World War I and the birth of the NFL, Chris Serb

Label
War football : World War I and the birth of the NFL
Title
War football
Title remainder
World War I and the birth of the NFL
Statement of responsibility
Chris Serb
Title variation
World War I and the birth of the NFL
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During World War I, American army camps, navy stations, and marine barracks formed football's first true all-star teams, which competed against each other and top colleges while raising millions of dollars for the war effort. In War Football: World War I and the Birth of the NFL, Chris Serb details three long-forgotten seasons of American football when college amateurs mixed with blue-collar pros on the field of play. These games showed investors a lucrative market and made players realize that their football careers didn't have to end after college. Soon the barriers to professionalism began to fall, and within two years of the armistice the National Football League was born. War Football explores for the first time this lost chapter of sports and military history and directly connects World War I with the founding of the NFL. Seven future Hall-of-Famers led the charge of more than 200 military veterans who played in, coached for, and shaped the character of the young league. Football fans, sports historians, and military historians alike will find this a fascinating read
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Serb, Chris
Dewey number
796.332/64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV950
LC item number
.S47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Football League
  • Football
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Football and war
Label
War football : World War I and the birth of the NFL, Chris Serb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781538124840
Lccn
2018050796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
on1086409227
Label
War football : World War I and the birth of the NFL, Chris Serb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781538124840
Lccn
2018050796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
on1086409227

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