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Title The game : Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 / George Howe Colt.
Author Colt, George Howe, author.
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018.
Publication New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 31 sec.)) : digital.
Time 110031
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Summary From the author of the bestselling National Book Award finalist The Big House comes a story in the tradition of The Boys in the Boat about an unforgettable group of young athletes who battled in the legendary Harvard-Yale football game of 1968 amidst the sweeping currents of one of the most transformative years in American history.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.
Performer Read by George Newbern.
Note Hard copy version record.
Subject Harvard University -- Football.
Yale University -- Football.
Harvard University. (OCoLC)fst00528983
Yale University. (OCoLC)fst00531886
Football players -- United States.
Sports rivalries -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
United States -- 20th century -- History.
Football. (OCoLC)fst00931362
Football players. (OCoLC)fst00931425
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Sports rivalries. (OCoLC)fst01130745
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
Genre Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author Newbern, George, 1964- narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Source record: Colt, George Howe. Game. Unabridged. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018] 9781508265986 (OCoLC)1051238980
ISBN 9781508265979 (electronic audio bk.)
1508265976 (electronic audio bk.)

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