The Storm And The Tide: Tragedy, Hope And Triumph In Tuscaloosa by Lars AndersonThe Storm And The Tide: Tragedy, Hope And Triumph In Tuscaloosa by Lars Anderson

The Storm And The Tide: Tragedy, Hope And Triumph In Tuscaloosa

byLars Anderson

Hardcover | August 19, 2014

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THE MOVING STORY OF HOW A SHARED TRAGEDY INSPIRED A COLLEGE FOOTBALL DYNASTY

On April 27, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., 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 in the recovery. Together they forged an unbreakable bond, and in a place where Saturdays are dedicated to Crimson Tide football, "Let's play for Tuscaloosa" became a rallying cry, an emotional touchstone that transcended the playing field.

Barrett Jones, a 300-pound tackle, went street by street with a chain saw clearing debris. Long snapper Carson Tinker, who endured terrible personal tragedy in the storm, emerged as the public face of Tuscaloosa's resilience. Diehard fans Bob and Dana Dowling lost their home but saw a new one raised by the muscle of Crimson Tide players. The rebuilding effort became a heartfelt crusade; the football team was now competing for a cause much greater than a national championship. InThe Storm andthe Tide, Lars Anderson chronicles the rise of a team, the building of a dynasty and the resurgence of a town.

Lars Andersonworked forSports Illustratedfor 20 years and is the author of five books, includingCarlisle vs. ArmyandThe All Americans. He is an instructor at the University of Alabama. He lives with his wife, April, in Birmingham, where the April 27, 2011, tornado passed five miles north of his house.
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Title:The Storm And The Tide: Tragedy, Hope And Triumph In TuscaloosaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Time Inc. BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1618930974

ISBN - 13:9781618930972

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"Lars Anderson craftsa gripping narrative that puts you at the terrifying center of the tornado andits devastating aftermath. The Storm and the Tide is anemotional ride, capturing the rise of a team and the rebirth of a townwith grace and power." --Gay Talese"The Storm and the Tide is one of the most important sportsbooks in years. Lars Anderson has taken the tragedy of April 27, 2011 andturned the events into a truly inspirational and unforgettable story for theages. I don't remember when I have been more personally affected by a book.'' --PaulFinebaum, radio host and author of MyConference Can Beat Your Conference"Instirring prose and with reporting that digs to the emotional core, LarsAnderson captures the dignity and heroism of Tuscaloosans in the aftermath ofthe April 2011 tornado. The Storm and the Tide is acompelling 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 beautifulbook." --Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Showtime"LarsAnderson takes us to Tuscaloosa in a time of tragedy and answers all of ourquestions in The Storm and The Tide. A great football story. Agreat human story. Roll Tide, indeed." --Leigh Montville, New York Timesbestselling author of Ted WilliamsA deeplyreported, sensitively rendered story that avoids cliché and persuades us thatthere might indeed be such a thing as "football therapy."--Kirkus Reviews-Kirkus Reviews