A helmet-to-helmet gridiron collision causing permanent injury plays on the current awareness of football’s inherent violence.
Most Americans, I would wager, know of Richard the Lionheart through the various Robin Hood movies, as the king who was busy battling in the crusades while his brother ran roughshod over the English people he left behind.
The Astros put up a valiant fight ultimately losing to the amazing Mets and one of the most famous baseball playoffs of all time in the 16th inning.
If you have a smart phone, you have a video camera. If you use it like the vast majority of people use it, you need to read this book and quit making video that sucks.
This book is the third I’ve read of Robbins’ series based on the Air Force’s Special Operations ParaRescue unit, called PJs (for Parachute Jumpers).
I’ve always been a fan of Michener, and last year also discovered one of his contemporaries, reading Leon Uris’ “Exodus” during my first visit to Israel.
There is a reason that this book was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon. It’s a splendid story, believable and very personal.