A Civil War|John Feinstein
A Civil War : Army vs. Navy - A Year Inside College Football's Purest Rivalry
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The bestselling football book of 1996 -- the book in which John Feinstein delivers the most riveting inside look at college football ever written -- is coming in paperback, just in time for the 1997 football season.

A Civil War is an unforgettable portrait of college football in the purest form: two teams that play for the love of the game and for the honor of their respective schools, rather than for money or fame. As Feinstein follows the Army and Navy football teams through a single season, he takes us into the locker rooms, onto the playing fields, and inside the lives of the players and coaches. His book captures the personalities and the behind-the-scenes struggles -- and culminates in a vivid account of the teams' dramatic December face-off, a startling come-from-behind victory that resulted from a daredevil fourth-down touchdown attempt.

In a new afterword to the paperback edition, Feinstein reflects on the extraordinary 1996 season, which saw both teams achieve their best records in decades and win bowl-game berths.


  • ISBN-13: 9780316278249
  • ISBN-10: 0316278246
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • Publish Date: November 1997
  • Dimensions: 8.58 x 5.24 x 1.29 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds
  • Page Count: 464