Monday, January 2, 2012

Ten reasons why memoir is a compelling read

November Ever After is a memoir about Craig T. Greenlee’s days as a college jock at Marshall University in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s. He played football at MU for two seasons, but was not on the team at the time the November 14, 1970 plane crash that killed most of the Thundering Herd’s football team. As a former teammate, Greenlee knew most of the players who were on that flight.
Below you’ll find ten reasons why this memoir captivates and engages readers.

  •           Previously-produced documentaries and the movie We Are Marshall are appetizers.  By      comparison, November Ever After is the full-course meal.
  •          The book represents high-profile sports history with an abundance of eyewitness input.
  •           The story is so amazing that it sounds like fiction, but it’s not.  This memoir goes into detail about how these events played out in real life.
  •      The book’s content is rich with all the requisite ingredients needed for a provocative story line – romance, premonition, prophecy, denial, depression, revelation, relief and ecstasy.
  •       November Ever After is one-of-a-kind. It’s an old story with a twist that’s new and true.
  •       Find out how the devastation of the plane crash helped to avert a potentially-bloody race riot on the Marshall campus.
  •       Discover what things were really like when Marshall started rebuilding its football program in the months following the November plane crash.
  •         Get the truth about one of the greatest plays in college football – when Marshall scored the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds to pull off a stunning upset of Xavier University in 1971. The win came in MU’s first home game after the crash which occurred ten months earlier.
  •      Learn why life would never be the same for those who were left behind in the wake of the tragedy.
  •        Get an up-close-and-personal look at personal relationships with students and some of the players who perished.
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