The Eleventh Man. Ivan Doig.
The Eleventh Man
The Eleventh Man

The Eleventh Man

New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. 6-1/4 x 9-3/8", 1/2 white cloth, tan paper over boards, 412pp. Item #900710
ISBN: 9780151012435

First Edition, First Printing. Review copy with typed personal letter from Ivan Doig on his stationery concerning the challenges of coming out with a new book in the middle of the Harcourt and Houghton Mifflin merger, signed by the author, laid in.

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 various 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.

Fine in moderately toned and soiled dust wrapper, in protective mylar.

Price: $100.00

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