"In this illuminating book, the author retraces Romanek's life and that of three other Army-Navy players as they evolve from young college men into furious, determined fighters facing trauma, suspense, and loss." ---Reader's Digest (editors's choice)
"Anderson, a Sports Illustrated staff writer whose father served in the Navy, makes a convincing case that the Army-Navy football rivalry played a significant role in preparing many young men for war...irresistible." ---Sports Illustrated
"Anderson does a stellar job of portraying life just before and during World War II at the service academies, places of purpose and distinction." ---The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The appeal of this great story should transcend generational boundaries." ---Boston Herald
"A compelling, heartfelt drama about the loss of innocence of a generation at war and on the football fields in another time in America. This is a fascinating look at WWII from a completely new point of view."
---Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way
"With dramatic writing, fully developed characters, and a story that captures both mind and heart, this book is everything the movie Pearl Harbor wanted to be, but wasn't." --- Booklist