The Mosquito Bowl

Code: SL32833

Dates: June 7, 2023

Meets: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $39.00

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As the U.S. prepared for war in the 1940s, football was extremely popular and the Marine Corps rolls were filled with college football stars. On Christmas Eve in 1944, the 4th and 29th Marine Regiments were in the Pacific Ocean preparing for what would be the bloodiest battle of the war-the invasion of Okinawa. The trash talking of the football players in the regiments culminated in the decision to play a game against each other to determine who was the better team. The bruising and bloody game that followed became known as the Mosquito Bowl. Join Buzz Bissinger, the author of "Friday Night Lights" and "3 Nights in August", to hear about this remarkable game, the stories of the men who played, their families and the times. A book signing will follow the presentstion.
Fee: $39.00
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Buzz Bissinger

Buzz Bissinger was born in 1954. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, whose books include the New York Times betsellers "3 Nights in August" and "Friday Night Lights". He has served as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and as a sports columnist for the Daily Beast, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, Time and many other publications. He lives in both southwestern Washington State and Philadelphia. He is married to Liz Smith and has three children.



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