Book Reviews of Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football

Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football
Twelve Mighty Orphans The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football
Author: Jim Dent
ISBN-13: 9780312308728
ISBN-10: 0312308728
Publication Date: 9/4/2007
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football on + 33 more book reviews
Great book! It's a true story that is at times heartbreaking and other times inspiring. Because it is a true story, it is not wrapped up into the ultimate happy ending. But it leaves you satisfied all the same. Living in Texas, the descriptions and the locations are very familiar. It would not surprise me if this book became a movie.
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A real-life "Rocky" story set during the depression in a small Texas town, where 12 woefully young boys rock the football establishment. It is a great read whether you are a sports fan or not, but especially if you grew up in a small high school where football reigned supreme as I did in the early 1960's. Jim Dent's storytelling kept me mesmerized almost through the entire book.

I especially liked knowing what happened to the boys and coach afterwards. Highly recommended!
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This is a true account and one of the most interesting stories ever in sports history. It reads like a fictional novel and throughout it makes you wonder if this could possibly be true. Even one not interested in sports would probably like this book. After reading it I was watching NFL films about the "toughest players" and lo and behold up popped one of the characters in the book. You will enjoy it.