The Eleventh Man

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ivan Doig
Narrator: Tom Stechschulte
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: October 2008
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Driven by the memory of a fallen teammate, TSU's 1941 starting lineup made 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. Man by man, he is to chronicle the adventures of his teammates for small-town newspapers across the country, like the one his father edits. Ready for action, he chafes at the assignment, little dreaming that it will bring him love from an unexpected quarter and put to the test the law of averages, which holds that all but one of his teammates should come through the conflict unscathed.

A deeply American story, The Eleventh Man is Ivan Doig's most powerful novel to date.

Author Details

Author Details

Doig, Ivan

Ivan Doig grew up in a family of Montana ranch hands during the 1940s and '50s. The author of ten books, including the acclaimed novels that make up the Montana Trilogy -- -"English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, and Ride with Me, Mariah Montana- -- "he lives with his wife in Seattle. Visit the author's website at www.ivandoig.com.