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The Resource When the Men Were Gone

When the Men Were Gone

Label
When the Men Were Gone
Title
When the Men Were Gone
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Herrera Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has gathered in the stands, cheering their boys on. Each September brings with it the hope of a good season and a sense of unity and optimism.Now, the war has changed everything. Most of the Brownwood men over 18 and under 45 are off fighting, and in a small town the possibilities are limited. Could this mean a season without football? But no one counted on Tylene, who learned the game at her daddy’s knee. She knows more about it than most men, so she does the unthinkable, convincing the school to let her take on the job of coach.Faced with extreme opposition—by the press, the community, rival coaches, and referees and even the players themselves—Tylene remains resolute. And when her boys rally around her, she leads the team—and the town—to a Friday night and a subsequent season they will never forget. Based on a true story, When the Men Were Gone is a powerful and vibrant novel of perseverance and personal courage
Summary
When most of the men in her community depart to serve in World War II, Tylene Wilson navigates opposition from the press, her neighbors, rivals, referees and players to become Texas' first woman high school coach
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10732640
Cataloging source
BT
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Lewis, Marjorie Herrera
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Sport
  • Biographical Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
When the Men Were Gone
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_529962
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062836045
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
When the Men Were Gone
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_529962
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062836045
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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