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All American Football, Faith, and Fighting for Freedom

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ISBN-10: 0061244155

ISBN-13: 9780061244155

Edition: 2007

Authors: Robert P. McGovern

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Captain Robert McGovern epitomizes all that is right and good in America. One of nine children growing up in a New Jersey family, he made local headlines as a high school football phenom before becoming a star linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the New England Patriots. When his illustrious NFL career was over, he earned a law degree from Fordham University and went to work for the New York City district attorney's office. From that vantage point he witnessed close-up the fall of the Twin Towers on that world-altering morning in September 2001-an event that inspired him to leave public life and join the U.S. Army to better serve the country he loves. As…    
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Robert P. McGovern, forty, was born in New Jersey just a few miles from the Meadowlands Sports Complex. After graduating from Holy Cross College, he surprised scouts and even himself by getting drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. He made the team, and later played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots. After his NFL days were over, he attended Fordham University's law school, went to work as a prosecutor, and brought those legal skills with him when he was assigned as a judge advocate general in the U.S. Army's 18th Airborne Corps. He helped prosecute the notorious case of Sergeant Hasan Akbar, accused of killing two army comrades in Kuwait. After tours of duty in…    

Acknowledgments
A Note to the Reader
September 11, 2001
Our Defining Moment-"If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace."-Thomas Paine
Family, Faith, and Football-Growing Up an Irish Catholic Kid in New Jersey
Holy Cross and the Jesuits-"To whom much is given, much is expected."-Luke 12:48
The NFL-Dreams Do Come True
The Real World-A Disposable Linebacker Finally Grows Up
Afghanistan-Cultures May Collide but Malalay Will Always Be My Friend
U.S. vs. Hasan Akbar-The Enemy Within
The Central Criminal Court of Iraq-Terrorism on Trial
This Is Not Vietnam-"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."-General Douglas MacArthur
Why We Fight