Eleventh Man Synopsis
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 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.
Praise for The Eleventh Man
"The Eleventh Man is about loyalty and survival and sacrifice -- and love -- and remains intensely suspenseful and moving throughout."
-- Scott Turow
`Trembles with the weariness of the modern age toward carnage -- a war novel with an anti-war heart."
-- Seattle Times
"One of his best."
-- USA Today
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