The Eleventh Man Author:Ivan Doig Driven by the memory of a fallen teammate, TSU?s 1941 starting lineup went down as legend in Montana football history, charging through the season undefeated. Two years later, the "Supreme Team" is caught up in World War II. Ten of them are scattered around the globe in the war?s lonely and dangerous theaters. The eleventh man, Ben Reinking, has... more » been plucked from pilot training by a military propaganda machine hungry for heroes. He is to chronicle the adventures of his teammates, man by man, for publication in small-town newspapers across the country like the one his father edits. Ready for action, he chafes at the assignment, not knowing that it will bring him love from an unexpected quarter and test the law of averages, which holds that all but one of his teammates should come through the conflict unscathed. A brilliantly told tale of the effects of war on small town life by the bestselling author of The Whistling Season.« less
I really didn't think I would like this book. its different from all of the other Doig books I read accept the characters all have a Montana connection. However it was very intense and gave me a different view of how the WWII effectived those state side.