Four Days to Glory: The Heart of America, Flat on Its Back

Four Days to Glory The Heart of America Flat on Its Back Somewhere beyond the circle of money glitz drugs and controversy that characterizes professional sports in America remnants of an ideal exist In Iowa that ideal survives in the form of high schoo

  • Title: Four Days to Glory: The Heart of America, Flat on Its Back
  • Author: Mark Kreidler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Somewhere beyond the circle of money, glitz, drugs, and controversy that characterizes professional sports in America, remnants of an ideal exist In Iowa, that ideal survives in the form of high school wrestling Each a three time state champion, Jay Borschel and Dan LeClere have a chance in their senior year to join the sport s most elite group the four timers, wrestlSomewhere beyond the circle of money, glitz, drugs, and controversy that characterizes professional sports in America, remnants of an ideal exist In Iowa, that ideal survives in the form of high school wrestling Each a three time state champion, Jay Borschel and Dan LeClere have a chance in their senior year to join the sport s most elite group the four timers, wrestlers who win four consecutive state titles For Jay, a ferocious competitor who feeds off criticism and doubt, a victory would mean vindication over the great mass of skeptics waiting for him to fail For Dan, who carries on his back the burdens of his tiny farming community, the dreams of his hard driving coach and father, and his own personal demons, another title is the only acceptable outcome Four Days to Glory is the story of America as told through its small towns and their connection to sport the way it was once routinely perceived as a means of mattering to the folks next door.

    One thought on “Four Days to Glory: The Heart of America, Flat on Its Back”

    1. It is a lousy, wonderful life.a great review of the sport from an outsider. as an Iowa born wrestler and coach's son this hits square at home. I lost in Sectional my Senior year, at 171, after getting hit by the same bronchitis train. it is crushing and you never let it go.

    2. Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American HeartlandI had a misguided assumption that this book was fiction. Well it's not, and it's about a real as books get. Four Days to Glory provides a foundation for the appreciation of wrestling to the uninitiated, provided, they're not guided by common misconceptions. First of all WWE is NOT wrestling. Next, wrestling is difficult to understand, and understanding can only be accomplished through love – not of the sport but of another in [...]

    3. Four Days to Glory, a novel by Mark Kreidler, follows the lives of Seniors Jay Borschel (from Linn-Mar) and Dan Leclere (North Linn) on their road to becoming 4 time state champions. Mark Kreidler follows these two through their everyday lives in there last wrestling season as a high schooler, and keeps note of what they do to prepare to get their fourth wrestling titles. They will do whatever it takes to reach their goal.Four Days to Glory was written in 2006 and published in 2007, and is a non [...]

    4. As my book was a non-fiction book, based on a true story, I will try my best to answer all of these questions to the best of my abilities. The plot in my story was very realistic, and this is because it was based on a true story. In my story, the plot had nothing missing and it appeared to make a great deal of sense.This story takes place in Iowa, specifically in two small towns tracking two famous Iowa high school wrestlers. This book took place in the late 1990's to the early 2000s. Yes, this [...]

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