THE GAME: HARVARD, YALE AND AMERICA IN 1968
The Harvard-Yale game in November of 1968 was a memorable and hard-fought one, ending in a heart-clenching tie. George Colt goes behind the scenes of that game to look more deeply into the lives of the players on the field that day, and trace the impact on their lives of the turbulent events of that year. There were players who devoted themselves to the black community. One had just returned from a stint in Vietnam. Some, from working-class backgrounds, struggled with issues of class in the rarefied world of the Ivy League. George Colt looks at these football players as multi-dimensional young men with multifaceted lives in a history-making year.
GEORGE COLT is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Big House, about the history of a house on Cape Cod and Brothers, about sibling relationships among set sets of brothers in history, including the Colts themselves.