Hurricane Season (Paperback)

A Coach, His Team, and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina

By Neal Thompson

Free Press, 9781416540717, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/16/2007)
Hardcover (7/31/2007)
Compact Disc (9/17/2007)
Compact Disc (9/17/2007)
MP3 CD (9/17/2007)

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About the Author

Neal Thompson is a veteran journalist who has worked for the
Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, and St. Petersburg
, and whose magazine stories have appeared in Outside,
Esquire, Backpacker, Mens Health, and The
Washington Post Magazine
. He is the author of two critically acclaimed
books, Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard, America's
First Spaceman
and Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine,
Detroit Wheels and the Birth of NASCAR
. Thompson and his family live
in the mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina. Visit his website at

Praise For Hurricane Season: A Coach, His Team, and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina

"A rousing, well-told tale that is poignant and inspirational. With grace and beauty, Neal Thompson shows us that the human spirit cannot be conquered, even in the ashes of Katrina." -- Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights

"The concept of 'overcoming adversity' is certainly nothing new in the world of sports. Here, though, we see a truly extraordinary example of boys and men facing raw trauma and striking back with both passion and purpose." -- Jeffrey Marx, author of A Season of Life

"Hurricane Season is a powerful book about who we are, and who we each strive to be. The story of Coach J.T. Curtis and his football team, it is also the song sung by real people succeeding to complete the mission each has been called to, often against seemingly impossible odds. I think this is a beautiful read for parents of both boys and girls, and I believe it's an especially powerful book for parents, mentors, and teachers of boys and young men." -- Michael Gurian, Author of The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls