A hero perished : the diary and selected letters of Nile Kinnick /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Kinnick, Nile C. (Nile Clarke), 1918-1943.
Edition:[Pbk. ed., 1991].
Imprint:Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 1991.
Description:1 online resource (xliii, 290 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Kinnick, Nile C. -- (Nile Clarke), -- 1918-1943 -- Diaries.
Kinnick, Nile C. -- (Nile Clarke), -- 1918-1943 -- Correspondence.
Kinnick, Nile C. -- (Nile Clarke), -- 1918-1943
University of Iowa -- Football -- History.
University of Iowa.
Football players -- United States -- Diaries.
Football players -- United States -- Correspondence.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Football.
Football.
Football players.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Diaries.
History.
Personal correspondence.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11107431
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Other authors / contributors:Baender, Paul.
ISBN:1587290103
9781587290107
0877453365
087745390X
Notes:Print version record.
Summary:A Hero Perished tells Nile Kinnick's story. This grandson of an Iowa governor, the son of parents who disciplined him to strive for his measure of greatness, became a Heisman Trophy winner and national celebrity through a combination of talent and circumstance. Following his college successes, Kinnick began legal study to prepare for a political career, but with the approach of war he entered the Navy Air Corps to refashion himself as a fighter pilot. Assigned to the carrier USS Lexington on its premier cruise, he took off in a defective plane & mdash;and his death shocked a nation grown.
Other form:Print version: Kinnick, Nile C. (Nile Clarke), 1918-1943. Hero perished. [Pbk. ed., 1991]. Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 1991 0877453365