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Donated by: Brian Curtis
In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the 1942 Rose Bowl was moved from Pasadena to Durham, North Carolina, out of fear of further Japanese attacks on the West Coast.
It remains the only Rose Bowl game to ever be played outside of Pasadena. Duke University, led by legendary coach Wallace Wade Sr., faced off against underdog Oregon State College, with both teams preparing for a grueling fight on the football field while their thoughts wandered to the battlefields they would soon be on.
Author Brian Curtis captures in gripping detail an intimate account of the teamwork, grit, and determination that took place on both the football and battle fields.
About our Generous Donor:
BRIAN CURTIS is a New York Times bestselling author who has contributed to Sports Illustrated. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl and the Boys Who Went to War; The Legacy Letters: Messages of Life and Hope from 9/11 Family Members and Go Long!: My Journey Beyond the Game and Fame (with Jerry Rice). Curtis was nominated for two local Emmys for his work as a reporter for Fox Sports Net and served as a national reporter for CBS College Sports.
Curtis is the author or co-author of seven books and is currently working on his eighth with co-authors Craig Sager Sr. and his son, Craig Sager Jr., about Sr.’s battle with leukemia. Fields of Battle, a narrative non-fiction work based on the 1942 Rose Bowl and World War II, will be released on September 27th, 2016 by Flatiron Books.
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