Pulitzer Prize winner and journalist for “The New York Times Magazine”, “Vanity Fair” and other publications, Buzz Bissinger has penned a true story profiling the lives of some of the Allied fighters in World War II and tells the story of a football game that took place before one of the bloodiest battles in the war. His book, “The Mosquito Bowl” is not a book about sports like his creation “Friday Night Lights”. Even though college football players, their backgrounds, and a Big Game played on Guadalcanal before the battle of Iwo Jima is part of the setting, this book is very much a profile of how the US entered and prosecuted WWII in the Pacific Ocean. In this interview, he talks with Rod Milam about the book and his research process.
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