Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022

World War II

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Football Fever — Buzz Bissinger
Buzz Bissinger
Buzz Bissinger
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.