Jen's Reviews > Playing With the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, a World at War, and a Field of Broken Dreams

Playing With the Enemy by Gary W. Moore
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Apr 20, 2009

really liked it

Gene Moore is a baseball god in Southern Il, during the 1940's. He is only 15 years old, but everyone can tell that this catcher can make it to the big leagues.

One problem, WWII. Gene is scouted by the Dodgers, but has to join the navy and play ball overseas in NOrth Africa while the war is going on. He is then shipped back to the U.S. where he guards POWS at a camp in Louisiana. He actually teaches the POWs how to play and then something horrible happens and Gene's life is changed forever.

This is a great non-fiction book. The books gives all of the relevant facts about WWII, while also telling a very moving story.


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