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    Gary W. Moore(Author) Jim Morris(Contributor)

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Born in a tiny, one-horse town in Ilinois, Gene Moore quickly discovered he had one remarkable gift: an ability to play baseball like a Major League hitter.

Before long, Moore was being selected alongside men twice his age to play on the town team. Word spread halfway across the United States about a country boy who could hit the ball a country mile. The Brooklyn Dodgers wanted to take a look at this 15-year-old farm kid, barely old enough to shave. Without a doubt, Moore was set for baseball stardom, but the attack on Pearl Harbor changed everything.

Inspired by true events, Playing with the Enemy is a riveting story of a depression-era youth and his brush with destiny. Instead of experiencing the glory of the Major Leagues, war sent Gene's life careening off into an unexpected and unwanted direction.

After a lifetime of experiences jammed into a handful of years, a woman he didn't know picked him up from a barroom floor, dusted him off, and helped him stand up and be the man he once was. From Sesser, Illinois, to the capture of German submarine U-505, to playing baseball with the enemy, this is a unique and exciting story that will capture the heart of any baseball fan.

About the Author
Gary W. Moore is the president and managing partner of Covenant Air& Water, LLC, a motivational speaker, and an accomplished musician. Gene Moore was his father. Gary lives in Bourbonnais, Illinois. JimMorris was a pitcher who made it into the Tampa Bay Devil Rayas as a 35-year-old pitcher and was the subject of the film The Rookie.

a First-time author [Gary Moore] exhibits the confidence and pacing of a pro. His gripping material certainly helps. . . . [A] twentieth-century epic that demonstrates how, sometimes, letting go of a dream is the only way to discover oneas great fortune.a a"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)First-time author [Gary Moore] exhibits the confidence and pacing of a pro. His gripping material certainly helps. . . . [A] twentieth-century epic that demonstrates how, sometimes, letting go of a dream is the only way to discover one s great fortune."Publishers Weekly" (starred review)? First-time author [Gary Moore] exhibits the confidence and pacing of a pro. His gripping material certainly helps. . . . [A] twentieth-century epic that demonstrates how, sometimes, letting go of a dream is the only way to discover one's great fortune.? ?"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Michael Galway on 19 July 2017

    Wonderful story for lovers of WW 2 and baseball.

  • By Juney Hod on 17 July 2010

    This book was recommended to me by a friend on FaceBook. Don't be put off by the baseball theme. It is a wonderful book combining the Second World War and a small town America thread. Don't hesitate, go out and buy it !!


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