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Football Fever — Buzz Bissinger

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118 Elliot 118 Elliot Brattleboro, Vt 05301

Buzz Bissinger
Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II

Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of four books, including the New York Times bestsellers 3 Nights in August and Friday Night Lights, which has sold two million copies and inspired a film and TV franchise. He is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a sports columnist for The Daily Beast

He has written for the New York Times, The New Republic, Time and many other publications. 

His forthcoming book is Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II.


From Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights, comes The Mosquito Bowl, the story of an epic football game.   On Christmas Eve of 1944, when the 4th and 29th Marine regiments found themselves in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, their ranks included one of the greatest pools of football talent ever assembled. When the trash-talking between the 4th and 29th over who had the better football team reached a fever pitch, it was decided they would play each other.


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