Revue de presse
"The Storm and the Tide is one of the most important sports books in years. Lars Anderson has taken the tragedy of April 27, 2011 and turned the events into a truly inspirational and unforgettable story for the ages. I don't remember when I have been more personally affected by a book.'' --Paul Finebaum, radio host and author of My Conference Can Beat Your Conference
"In stirring prose and with reporting that digs to the emotional core, Lars Anderson captures the dignity and heroism of Tuscaloosans in the aftermath of the April 2011 tornado. The Storm and the Tide is a compelling and inspiring read." --Warren St. John, New York Times bestselling author of Rammer, Jammer, Yellowhammer
"The Storm and the Tide is both haunting and hopeful, heartbreaking and inspiring. It's an important story that needed to be told, and Lars Anderson is the perfect writer to do so. An absolutely beautiful book." --Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Showtime
"Lars Anderson takes us to Tuscaloosa in a time of tragedy and answers all of our questions in The Storm and The Tide. A great football story. A great human story. Roll Tide, indeed." --Leigh Montville, New York Times bestselling author of Ted Williams
A deeply reported, sensitively rendered story that avoids cliché and persuades us that there might indeed be such a thing as "football therapy."--Kirkus Reviews―Kirkus Reviews
Présentation de l'éditeur
On April 27, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, leaving 53 dead and a path of unimaginable devastation. In the aftermath, Alabama coach Nick Saban and his football team went out into the community, sharing its grief and aiding the recovery. They forged an unbreakable bond, and in a place where Saturdays are dedicated to the Crimson Tide, "Let's Play for Tuscaloosa" became a rallying cry, an emotional touchtone that transcended the playing field.
Barrett Jones, a 302-pound tackle, went street by street with a chainsaw clearing debris. Diehard fans Bob and Dana Dowling survived but lost their home. Long-snapper Carson Tinker, whose girlfriend Ashley Harrison died in the storm, emerged as the public face of Tuscaloosa's resilience. The rebuilding effort became a personal crusade; the football team was now competing for a cause much greater than a national championship. In The Storm and the Tide, Lars Anderson chronicles the rise of a team, the building of a dynasty and the resurgence of a town.