Library Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Naper Blvd. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Limit search to available items
Results Page:  Previous Next
Author Beaven, Stephen W., author.

Title We will rise : a true story of tragedy and resurrection in the American heartland / Steve Beaven.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Little A, [2020]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  796.32363 BEA    AVAILABLE
QR Code
Description xvii, 253 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [244]-245) and index.
Contents The natural -- Spiral -- Down South -- Wild ass -- Mr. Watson -- Moving up -- Air Indiana flight 216 -- A feeling of death -- Memorial -- Edie -- The new aces -- Out of agony -- Young man in a hurry -- Where basketball is king -- A coach reborn -- Rivals -- Dying young -- The winning edge -- First dance.
Summary "By 1977 the University of Evansville's Purple Aces basketball team had won five small-college national championships. With a charismatic young coach and a freshman phenom, this small Indiana city hoped to see its team shine in the national spotlight. Then, on a foggy night, after just four games, the plane carrying the team and its coach crashed after takeoff, killing everyone on board. The tragedy seemed insurmountable, a devastating blow to the identity of a fading factory town. But, with the support of a city in mourning, ambitious new coach Dick Walters promised to rebuild the cherished institution. Assembling a team of castoffs, walk-ons, and overachievers, Walters restored the legacy of the team and its fans. Against all odds, his young men made history. A tribute to those who were lost, and to those who carried on, We Will Rise is the rich and powerful story of an underdog team and its fans and the spirit of a resilient community"--Jacket.
Subject University of Evansville -- Basketball -- History.
Evansville Aces (Basketball team) -- History.
Evansville College -- Basketball -- History.
Evansville College Purple Aces (Basketball team) -- History.
Basketball -- Indiana -- Evansville -- History.
Aircraft accidents -- Indiana -- Evansville -- History.
Evansville (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century.
Evansville (Ind.) -- History -- 21st century.
ISBN 9781503942202 (paperback)
1503942201 (paperback)
Patron reviews: add a review
Click for more information
No one has rated this material

You can...
- Find similar reads
- Add a review
- Sign-up for Newsletter
- Suggest a purchase
- Can't find what you want?
More Information