The Way of Nile C. Kinnick Jr.

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A combination of simplicity and courage, honor and compassion, coordination and generosity. 2018 marks the hundredth anniversary of one of Iowa's most notable native sons. Inspirational in so many ways. This collection is a reminder that playing hard and thinking deep never go out of style.

Author Mark Wilson says it best: "In our lifetimes, many of us have had or still have an individual we look up to; someone who inspires us, challenges us, helps us face adversities, or helps us form a positive outlook on life. Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. is that person for me. Kinnick's way of thinking inspired me to write this book, The Way of Nile, a compilation of 366 memorable quotes from his letters, journals, and speeches. I was also driven to share my connections to this fascinating and admirable young man through my own personal stories.

"The University of Iowa's only Heisman Trophy winner (thus far), an Ironman of Ironmen during the 1939 football season. Nile Kinnick, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, was elected president of his senior class for the College of Liberal Arts. For an individual who died so young during WW II, he had an innate ability to formulate significant thoughts about events from 1936 to 1943. Nile set goals for himself, was disciplined, and dedicated in everything he attempted. In my research, his correspondence revealed perceptions about education, athletics, war, race, and poverty. Numerous other noteworthy topics were written which still reflect issues and controversies in this current day and age. Kinnick's quotes are derived from his years as an undergraduate student-athlete, a graduate student in law school, and an ensign serving his country in the US Navy Air Corps Reserve."

All author proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the six Nile Kinnick Scholarships at The University of Iowa.

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  • : Ice Cube Press
  • : Ice Cube Press
  • : 9781948509015
  • : Engels
  • : Paperback
  • : 177
  • : augustus 2018
  • : 318
  • : 226 x 150 x 15 mm.
  • : Biografie: algemeen