The Leather Man

The Leather Man

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qWow! A story that encapsulates college football in the '60s. From Edison Green attempting to challenge the stigma that a black man could not be a big-time college quarterback to Quintus LeClaire, the Vietnam veteran lost until fate gives him the opportunity to rekindle his life through football and become the 'blue-chipper who fell through the cracks, ' to the life struggles of coach Ben Steinbrecher, called the Leather Man, who faces his challenges and finds himself as a result, this is a must-read from cover to cover.q -Dave Campo, former Dallas Cowboys coach Canyon City, in southern Idaho, is the home of Canyon State College, a small school in possession of a large football coach-Ben Steinbrecher, a man as strong as Samson and just as rooted in the Bible through his minister father. Known to some as qthe Leather Man, q the coach is doing his best to raise his mentally handicapped son in a loving home while the love in his marriage dwindles. Already kept from an NFL career by a knee injury, Steinbrecher's frustrations pile up while his coaching career blossoms until, inevitably, he hits the brink of human endurance. The coach's team is peopled with characters such as Latin-quoting war hero Quintus LeClaire, dropped into Canyon State's football program because of a Vietnam flashback and a chance encounter with a good cop, along with straight arrow David Talty, raised by colorful Uncle Joe; menacing Brock Banning; and Preston qTatersq Jones. All play a role in elevating the program and in shaping Steinbrecher's path toward the ultimate test of his beliefs and his will to live.Ben listened while she described the problem: Her Ford Mustang, only a year or so off the assembly line, refused to start. a€œIta#39;s probably ... There were potential problem areas in the ignition switch and starter motor. But, if the battery wasanbsp;...

Title:The Leather Man
Author: Mel Reisner
Publisher:Archway Publishing - 2014-06-09

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