Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Book signing set for Homecoming Day at Marshall

The story about the 1970 Marshall plane crash is well-known and well-documented. However, there’s so much more to the story, and it’s never been told … until now.
November Ever After, a memoir written by Craig T. Greenlee, takes an up-close and personal look at the tragedy and its aftermath as seen through the eyes of those who were left behind.
Greenlee, a former Thundering Herd defensive back, will return to his alma mater in Huntington, West Virginia to conduct his first book signing on October 15 – Marshall’s Homecoming Day. The session, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will be held on campus at the Marshall University Bookstore, which is housed inside the Memorial Student Center.
There are a number of facts about the Marshall story that have been curiously left out in other media portrayals of the air disaster. For example:
  • Ed Carter, a former MU offensive lineman who missed the fatal trip, started an evangelical ministry as a result of him not being on that plane. Ed’s global ministry is still going strong today.
  • Dickie Carter (no relation to Ed) was a star running back who quit the team a few weeks before the crash. He’s been forgotten about; some might say that he’s been deliberately overlooked. For the first time, Dickie opens up and speaks his peace.
  • The plane crash more than likely averted what could have been a full-scale race riot on Marshall’s campus.
“Most people are amazed by what they discover from the movie and the documentaries about the Marshall tragedy,” said Greenlee. “As amazed as they are, they don’t realize that what they’ve learned is only the tip of the iceberg. The movie We Are Marshall is fine, but it’s only an appetizer. November Ever After represents the full-course meal.”
Greenlee, a Marshall University graduate, is a free-lance writer who has more than 30 years experience as a sports journalist. He is a former sports editor for UPSCALE Magazine and was a frequent contributor to Black Issues in Higher Education (now known as DIVERSE Issues in Higher Education).
Quick facts about book – November Ever After $12.95 (paperback), $9.99 (e-book), 6 x 9, 168 pages. ISBN 978-1-46200-404-1 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-46200-403-4 (e-book). Available at online booksellers including Barnes & Noble,, iUniverse, Books A Million, Kobo, Powell’s Books and Diesel eBook Store.

1 comment:

  1. Brenda Hardman EllisWednesday, September 28, 2011

    I will wait and purchase an autographed copy from you!