Tuesday, October 22, 2013
In reading Craig’s book, I learned that there’s so much more to the story than just the crash and the rebirth of the football program. I had no sense of the racial
The film We Are Marshall is a powerful portrayal of the crash and the rebuilding of the football program. Sadly, most people who even know of the Marshall story view the story only through the Hollywood lens. November Ever After adds more depth to the story by bringing to light the stories of real people who lived through real pain.
Libraries in communities that have a passion for football should definitely purchase this memoir for their collection — especially those in the Ohio River Valley. Thanks to the movie, the Marshall story has worldwide appeal now.
The first-person accounts in November Ever After resonate with people because they are true. The stories of the people who lost their lives and those who survived strike an emotional cord. Deep down, we realize that those who perished were sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers.