Sport: Peace & War

"Modesty forbids," grinned Knute Rockne when asked to name football's greatest coach. "But if I can name the two best football coaches in America, one of them is going to be Clark Shaughnessy."

In the twelve years since Rockne's death, tall, gaunt-faced Clark Daniel Shaughnessy has indeed proved himself a top-flight coach. Last week he uncovered a second talent: military tactics. In Football in War & Peace (Jacobs Press; $1) he convincingly underscores the remarkable similarity of football strategy to tactics in warfare.

Winning touchdown of his argument is an amazing parallel between...

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