High School Heroes, A Century of Education and Football at Annapolis High School, 1896-2003

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High School Heroes, A Century of Education and Football at Annapolis High School, 1896-2003 - Jane E Good. This book is intended to honor ordinary Annapolitans of the twentieth century, those who lived her and attended the city’s public schools. The absence of educational records forced the author to find a way to uncover the names of students from bygone days so that through census records and genealogical references she could trace their social origins. Football proved an ideal vehicle because it has been the only activity routinely reported on in the local press over the entire history of the school. The author was intrigued to find so many of the high school’s heroes carried their courage from the gridiron to the battlefield as soldiers and sailors during America’s wars of the twentieth century. Many histories of education are available, but this is perhaps the only one that explores the importance of a specific school within its community as seen through an athletic team. 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 323 pp. 101-G2521 ISBN: 0788425218