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Author Kinnick, Nile C. (Nile Clarke), 1918-1943.

Title A hero perished : the diary and selected letters of Nile Kinnick / edited by Paul Baender
Edition [Paperback edition, 1991]
Published Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 1991
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Description 1 online resource (xliii, 290 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Preface; The Letters; The Diary; Introduction to the Diary; Volume I; Volume II; Volume III; Notes to the Diary
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
Notes Print version record
Subject Kinnick, Nile C. (Nile Clarke), 1918-1943 -- Correspondence.
Kinnick, Nile C. (Nile Clarke), 1918-1943 -- Diaries.
University of Iowa -- Football -- History.
Football players -- United States -- Correspondence.
Football players -- United States -- Diaries.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Baender, Paul.
ISBN 1587290103 (electronic bk.)
9781587290107 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)