Third Down and a War to Go

By Terry Frei; David Maraniss (Foreword by)
(Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Paperback, 9780870203848, 287pp.)

Publication Date: July 2007

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On December 11, 1941, All-American football player Dave Schreiner wrote to his parents, "I'm not going to sit here snug as a bug, playing football, when others are giving their lives for their country. . . . If everyone tried to stay out of it, what a fine country we'd have!" Schreiner didn't stay out of it. Neither did his Wisconsin Badger teammates, including friend and cocaptain Mark "Had" Hoskins and standouts "Crazylegs" Hirsch and Pat Harder. After that legendary 1942 season, the Badgers scattered to serve, fight, and even die around the world.
This fully revised edition of the popular hardcover includes follow-up research and updates about many of the '42 Badgers, plus a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Maraniss. Readers and reviewers agree: Terry Frei's heart-wrenching story of Schreiner and his band of brothers is much more than one team's tale. It's an All-American story.



About the Author
Terry Frei writes for The Denver Post. His previous books are Horns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming, which the Dallas Morning News labeled "a superb blending of sports, history, and politics"; Third Down and a War to Go, with a foreword by David Maraniss; and '77: Denver, the Broncos, and a Coming of Age.

David Maraniss is the author of critically acclaimed bestselling books on Bill Clinton, Vince Lombardi, Vietnam and the sixties, Roberto Clemente, and the 1960 Rome Olympics. He won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Clinton, was part of a Post" team that won the 2007 Pulitzer for coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy, and has been a Pulitzer finalist three other times.
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