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By Mark C. Bodanza

"In 1933, the United States was once in the middle of the nice melancholy. The intensity of depression created within the American humans earned the panic a unique position within the background of the nation’s financial turmoil. soccer, a uniquely American online game, weathered those not easy occasions, tailored, and made a few of the discomfort a bit more straightforward to suffer. In 1933, writer Mark C. Bodanza examines the real function soccer performed in the course of the nation’s historical crisis.

Bodanza recounts this dramatic 12 months either off and on the sphere of the pro and faculty gridirons and analyzes it within the context of the days. He tells the tale of a momentous season shared by way of the excessive faculties of Fitchburg and Leominster, Massachusetts, a contention relationship again to 1894. within the earlier thirty-nine seasons, the groups had performed one another forty-nine instances. yet, 1933 was once varied; the sport had by no means had such significance.

More than ever, Depression-wary americans wanted a reprieve from their cares and issues. soccer supplied a welcome aid. together with interval photographs, 1933 narrates how the game of football—which has created a few of the nation’s so much magical moments in sports—was impacted by means of the good melancholy in a number of methods, a few with lasting consequences."

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