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

Colt, George Howe, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781501104787
  • ISBN: 1501104780
  • Physical Description: x, 386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-365) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Two-a-Days -- Hell No, We Won't Go! -- God Plays Quarterback for Yale -- The Melting Pot -- Opening Up the Club -- Playing Football for the Man -- The Most Dangerous Back in the History of the Ivy League -- Coming Home -- Most Determined Guy Out There -- Second String -- Ballyhoo -- With Almost Contemptuous Ease -- Handkerchiefs -- Forty-Two Seconds -- Pandemonium -- Strike -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Harvard University > Football > History.
Yale University > Football > History.
Harvard University.
Yale University.
Football players > United States > Biography.
College sports > United States > History.
Sports rivalries > United States > History.
Football > United States > History.
HISTORY / Social History.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Football.
College sports.
Football.
Football players.
Sports rivalries.
United States.
Genre: Nonfiction.
Biography.
History.
Biographies.
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