Fallen Generals: The History of the New Jersey Generals, the USFL's Glamour Team (1983-1986)

Fallen Generals: The History of the New Jersey Generals, the USFL's Glamour Team (1983-1986)

by Curtis Walker


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In 1983, America began a brief flirtation with spring football as the United States Football League made its debut.

With the signing of Heisman winner Herschel Walker, the New Jersey Generals were instantly thrust into national prominence. One year later, the team's profile would continue to grow after real estate magnate Donald Trump purchased the Generals, and over the next two years, he would spare no expense to bring in more star-quality talent. Easily his biggest coup was the signing of Boston College's Doug Flutie, college football's most prolific passer, giving the Generals their second Heisman winner in three years.

Relive this unique era of professional football from its inception to its unnecessary downfall with this detailed week-by-week history of the USFL's marquee franchise. Included are Generals and league news, statistics, lineups and play-by-play.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539728320
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/30/2016
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Curtis Walker lives in St. Catharines, Ontario. His passions include the history of the original Winnipeg Jets (1972-1996) and the World Hockey Association as well as the New Jersey Generals and the United States Football League.

In addition to his two books on the Jets, Curtis has written other titles. My Journey with Carli is the compelling story of his friend Carli Ward, a 25-year-old who passed away of cervical cancer. View from Section 26 features a look at minor-league hockey from his many years following the Manitoba Moose of the now-defunct IHL. He takes a politically incorrect look at his hometown in Shattered Dreams, a heavily sarcastic diary of a Utopian socialist who eventually sours on Winnipeg and opens his eyes to the harsh reality of socialism. On the Bus Again chronicles his many bus trips between Winnipeg and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Visit his website at http://curtiswalker.com/.

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