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Author: Tim Wolter
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786411863
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by Tim Wolter, Pow Baseball In World War Ii Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pow Baseball In World War Ii book, Nearly 130,000 American soldiers and 19,000 American civilians were captured by the enemy during the Second World War. The conditions under which they were held varied enormously but baseball, in various forms, was a common activity among these prisoners of war. Not just Americans, but Canadians, British, Australians and New Zealanders took the field, as well as the Japanese and even a few Germans. In the best of the German Stalags (permanent German camps where these prisoners were held, shortened from Stamm Lagers) there were often several leagues active at a time, with dozens of teams playing games continuously during the warm weather months. In the harsher Stalags, and in some Japanese camps, there was only makeshift ball playing. In places like Camp O'Donnell, the worst of the camps, there was no energy left for anything but the struggle to survive. This work is the story of POW baseball, complete with guard versus prisoner ball games, radio parts hidden in baseballs, and future major leaguers. The book is divided into the various prison camps and describes the types of prisoners held there and the degree to which baseball was played.



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Author: Gary Bedingfield
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786444541
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by Gary Bedingfield, Baseball S Dead Of World War Ii Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Baseball S Dead Of World War Ii book, While most fans know that baseball stars Ted Williams, Hank Greenberg, and Bob Feller served in the military during World War II, few can name the two major leaguers who died in action. (They were catcher Harry O'Neill and outfielder Elmer Gedeon.) Far fewer still are aware that another 125 minor league players also lost their lives during the war. This book draws on extensive research and interviews to bring their personal lives, baseball careers, and wartime service to light.



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Author: Steven R. Bullock
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803213371
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by Steven R. Bullock, Playing For Their Nation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Playing For Their Nation book, "Steven R. Bullock describes how virtually every significant American military installation around the world boasted formal baseball teams and leagues designed to soothe the anxieties of combatants and prepare them physically for battle. Officials also sponsored hundreds of exhibition contests involving military and civilian teams and tours by major league stars to entertain servicemen and elevate their spirits."--BOOK JACKET.



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Author: Josh Chetwynd
Publisher: McFarland
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Category : History
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by Josh Chetwynd, Baseball In Europe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Baseball In Europe book, Though baseballs European ancestry is today a topic of considerable research interest, few realize just how extensive a history the modern game has on the Continent and British Isles. Organized by country, this heavily researched book delves into the history of baseball in 40 countries, describing both the efforts to spread the game and the culture of baseball peculiar to the places where it has flourished. Appendices cover topics from major leaguers who have played in European domestic leagues to a glossary of baseball terms in seven languages used in Europe.



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Author: Ralph E. Sirianni
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786484276
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by Ralph E. Sirianni, Pow 3959 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pow 3959 book, In January 1943, not long after his nineteenth birthday, Ralph Sirianni was drafted for active duty by the U.S. Army. Ordered to the European Theatre of Operations in February 1944, Sgt. Sirianni served as the right waist gunner on a B-17. On his seventh mission over Germany, the plane—severely damaged by German fighters—crashed near Wildeshausen. With shrapnel in his legs and shoulder, Sirianni bailed out, and he spent the following 15 months in the infamous Stalag Luft I prisoner of war camp. This memoir offers harrowing stories of combat, including detailed descriptions of each of Sirianni’s combat missions; reveals the horrors of confinement and the despair of skin-of-the-teeth survival; and remembers camaraderie in the face of German abuse. Valuable for its vivid account of aerial warfare and imprisonment, this memoir is also a story of postwar reconciliation, both psychological and social. Appendices offer excerpts from Sirianni’s POW log book and pilot George McFall’s firsthand account of the ill-fated final mission.



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Author: Bob Wilbanks
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786455188
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Category : History
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Last Man Out

by Bob Wilbanks, Last Man Out Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Last Man Out book, On December 14, 1944, Japanese soldiers massacred 139 of 150 American POWs. This biography tells the story of Glenn ("Mac") McDole, one of eleven young men who escaped and the last man out of Palawan Prison Camp 10A. Beginning on December 8, 1941, at the U.S. Navy Yard barracks at Cavite, the story of this young Iowa Marine continues through the fighting on Corregidor, the capture and imprisonment by the Japanese Imperial Army in May 1942, Mac's entry into the Palawan prison camp in the Philippines on August 12, 1942, the terrible conditions he and his comrades endured in the camps, and the terrible day when 139 young soldiers were slaughtered. The work details the escapes of the few survivors as they dug into refuse piles, hid in coral caves, and slogged through swamp and jungle to get to supportive Filipinos. It also contains an account and verdicts of the war crimes trials of the Japanese guards, follow-ups on the various places and people referred to in the text, with descriptions of their present situations, and a roster of the names and hometowns of the victims of the Palawan massacre.



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by , Library Journal Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Library Journal book, Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.



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Author: Myron J. Smith
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
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Category : Reference
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by Myron J. Smith, The Baseball Bibliography Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Baseball Bibliography book, "With over 57,000 entries, this two-volume set is the most comprehensive non-electronic, non-database, print bibliography on any American sport. Represented here are books and monographs, scholarly papers, government documents, doctoral dissertations, mas



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Author: George B. Kirsch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691130434
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Category : History
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by George B. Kirsch, Baseball In Blue And Gray Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Baseball In Blue And Gray book, During the Civil War, Americans from homefront to battlefront played baseball as never before. While soldiers slaughtered each other over the country's fate, players and fans struggled over the form of the national pastime. George Kirsch gives us a color commentary of the growth and transformation of baseball during the Civil War. He shows that the game was a vital part of the lives of many a soldier and civilian--and that baseball's popularity had everything to do with surging American nationalism. By 1860, baseball was poised to emerge as the American sport. Clubs in northeastern and a few southern cities played various forms of the game. Newspapers published statistics, and governing bodies set rules. But the Civil War years proved crucial in securing the game's place in the American heart. Soldiers with bats in their rucksacks spread baseball to training camps, war prisons, and even front lines. As nationalist fervor heightened, baseball became patriotic. Fans honored it with the title of national pastime. War metaphors were commonplace in sports reporting, and charity games were scheduled. Decades later, Union general Abner Doubleday would be credited (wrongly) with baseball's invention. The Civil War period also saw key developments in the sport itself, including the spread of the New York-style of play, the advent of revised pitching rules, and the growth of commercialism. Kirsch recounts vivid stories of great players and describes soldiers playing ball to relieve boredom. He introduces entrepreneurs who preached the gospel of baseball, boosted female attendance, and found new ways to make money. We witness bitterly contested championships that enthralled whole cities. We watch African Americans embracing baseball despite official exclusion. And we see legends spring from the pens of early sportswriters. Rich with anecdotes and surprising facts, this narrative of baseball's coming-of-age reveals the remarkable extent to which America's national pastime is bound up with the country's defining event.



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