Book: November Ever After - A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph in the Wake of the 1970 Marshall Football Plane Crash by Craig T. Greenleecategories: Book, Marshall Plane Crash, 1970 Marshall Crash, Marshall Football, College Football, Marshall University, Sports, November Ever After, Sports Tragedies, Ashes to Glory, We Are Marshall, Inspirational, Memoir
Craig T. Greenleeabout this book: It never ceases to amaze how the Marshall football tragedy resonates so deeply with people regardless of age, gender or ethnic group. A lot of the feedback that I've received about my memoir has come from folks who aren't dire-hard college football fans.
In doing media interviews, public talks and book signings, there's one recurring sentiment I constantly hear from readers. November Ever After uncovers so many aspects of the story that have been glossed over or overlooked in previously-released media projects about the plane crash.
Sure, I wrote the book as a former teammate who wasn't on the plane. But the memoir also includes the heart-felt recollections of young co-eds who lost boyfriends on the night of the crash. It's also about a global ministry that was birthed as a result the crash. Death Unto Life Ministries was started by former player Ed Carter who missed the fatal flight because of a death in his family. Ed's 40-year-old ministry remains vibrant to this day.
People deeply appreciate learning about the personal perspectives of those who were on the scene in 1970. But there's so much more.
Since the book was published, I've been contacted by a number of reputable sources who want to share their story. Here's an example of how one of my new connections was established:
My position coach at Marshall died in the 1970 crash. His son, now in his early 40s, never met his father because he was born a little over a month after the crash. Frank Loria Jr. talked to me about how his father's death has given him a keener perspective about parenting his children and how special family relationships are.
Because of the conversation with my former coach's son and other similar discussions, a sequel is in the works. Stay tuned for further developments.
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