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As of 2005, they'd won 19 state championships in Curtis' 35 years of coaching, making him the second most winning high-school coach ever. Curtis has honed to a fine art the skill of teaching players how to transcend their natural talents. No screamer, he strives to teach kids about playing with purpose, the power of respect, dignity, poise, patience, trust in teamwork, and the payoff of perseverance, showing them how to be winners not only on the gridiron but in life, and making boys into men. Hurricane Katrina would put those lessons to the test of a lifetime.
Hurricane Season is the story of a great coach, his team, his family, and their school - and a remarkable fight back from shocking tragedy.
"A rousing, well-told tale that is poignant and inspirational. With grace and beauty, Neal Thompson shows us that the human spirit cannot be conquered, even in the ashes of Katrina." (Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights)
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By Gillian on 07-30-15
A Breathtaking 'Cover-to-Cover' Listen!
For me, this comes right in time for the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's horrific devastation... in August at any rate. I know, I know. America's moved on. But this is a wonderful book. Because, ya know? These kids, the coaches, their parents were heroes. Just full of heart, soul and an unfathomable courage. I went to New Orleans to help out with animal rescue (the trapped animals left behind are kinda mentioned in the book--nobody thought they'd be gone long, or forever for that matter), so I got to see what it was like. But I got to leave. And I got PTSD. I'm sure all these families did also, but what endurance: extraordinary.
If you love football. Get this.
If you love survival stories. Get this.
If you love belief without preachiness, but living your faith. Get this.
If you want one of the most hardcore descriptions of Katrina's formation, arrival, destruction. Get this.
And trust me when I tell you. The description of what happened to homes? Mold that reminded me of tribbles living off a dead person? This book covers it.
I almost cried when "Hurricane Season" ended, it was so well-written, the individuals and their stories, their struggles, so well told. But the Epilogue brought a measure of a closure.
Hell, who am I kidding?
I did cry...
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By Shane on 10-22-08
As someone who has a unique perspective of Louisiana high school football I throughly enjoyed this book. I am a native Louisiana resident and I cover high school football for several sources. It is authenic in every way possible and very well written. If you enjoy football download it. If you wanted to know what La. was truely like the days after the hurricane download it. If you love kids download it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful