By Jim Dent,Mack Brown
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible Nonfiction of 2011 name
Jim Dent, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer of The Junction Boys, returns with a strong Texas tale which transcends university soccer, showing the braveness and resolution of 1 of the game's so much valiant players.
Freddie Steinmark used to be an under-sized yet scrappy younger guy while he arrived in Austin as a freshman on the college of Texas in 1967. regardless of the pronouncement through many coaches that he used to be too small to play soccer on the collage point, Freddie was once a tenacious competitor who vowed to begin each online game as a varsity Longhorn.
By the beginning of the 1969 season, Freddie used to be making his mark at the collage gridiron and nationwide degree as UT's big name security, yet he'd additionally built a crippling discomfort in his thigh that nervous his highschool sweetheart, Linda. regardless of the more and more debilitating discomfort, Freddie persevered to play during the season, assisting the Longhorns to tear via competitors like pulpwood. His ultimate online game used to be for the nationwide championship on the finish of 1969, whilst the Longhorns rallied to overcome Arkansas in a mythical online game that has turn into often called "the online game of the Century."
Tragically, bone melanoma took Freddie off the sphere whilst not anything else may possibly. yet not anything may well extinguish his irrepressible spirit or retain him clear of the sport. even if his fight with melanoma will be short-lived, Freddie's struggle could encourage the state in addition to hundreds of thousands of melanoma sufferers, incomes him a different quotation from President Richard Nixon. this day, a photograph of Freddie hangs within the tunnel at Darrell okay. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the place gamers contact it sooner than video games en path to the sphere. With this relocating tale, a Brian's Song for school soccer, Jim Dent once more brings readers to cheers and tears with a really American story of solution and bravado within the face of the worst odds.
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