A Hero Perished

A Hero Perished

The Diary and Selected Letters of Nile Kinnick

eBook - 1991
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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.
Publisher: Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 1991
Edition: Pbk. ed., 1991
ISBN: 9781587290107
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xliii, 290 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Baender, Paul


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