NILE is a story about a young man who played football in the late 1930s But it is than a sports story The nation was still recovering from the Great Depression and on the cusp of the greatest war in the history of mankind One athlete, in particular, understood the historical significance of the moment Many people who knew Nile Kinnick sincerely believed he would have been one of our nation s greatest leaders Unfortunately, the country never had the opportunity to witness what this promising young man may have achieved The story tells of Kinnick s life from high school to his ill fated flight near Trinidad during WWII But it s also a story that touches on the lives of his Iowa Hawkeye teammates They became known as the Ironmen because there were very few players on the 1939 team After two losing seasons in 1937 and 1938, the University of Iowa hired Dr Eddie Anderson to coach the football team He was relentless in his pursuit to have the players in the best physical condition of any team in the nation Many quit But those that remained made history....
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse September 4, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||452 pages|
|File Size||:||595 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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You don't have to be an Iowa Hawkeye fan to enjoy Nile. The book is the story about Nile Kinnick who won the Heisman Trophy in 1939. It is written in novel form which helps bring the story to life. The book is more than a story about a great football player. It is a story about integrity, hard work, inspiration, determination and guts.
Anything about Nile Kinnick is a great read.
Loved this. Great story. Great lessons. Great football. And the greatest generation. Kinnick deserved every accolade, and this book shows why.