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The Legend of Jesse Smoke

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
When Skip Granger, the assistant coach for the Washington Redskins, first sees Jesse Smoke, she is on the beach in Belize. And she has just thrown a regulation football a mile.

Granger knows that Smoke's talent is unprecedented for a woman, and nearly unparalleled among men. As Granger observes her throughout a season as quarterback for the Washington Divas of the Independe
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by Bloomsbury USA (first published November 17th 2011)
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Bobdenny13 I'm the author. There are curse words in it. At least three uses of the 'F' word, but nothing else objectionable. As far as I remember, anyway.

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I'm the author. There are curse words in it. At least three uses of the 'F' word, but nothing else objectionable. As far as I remember, anyway.

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Martin
Nov 21, 2016 Martin rated it really liked it
I'm rating this so highly not so much for the story of a coach who signs and mentors the first female quarterback, though that's mostly well done and covers many of the aspects you'd expect to come up; but mostly because it's the only thing that has ever made football interesting to me. The descriptions of the tactics, and the decisions and thought processes that go into deciding how to play any given game, were fascinating. I'm no more likely ever to watch a football game, but I enjoyed the ...more
Brenna Call
Nov 04, 2016 Brenna Call rated it it was ok
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I was so disappointed by this book. Great idea....terrible writing. I felt like I was reading a football statistics book from the early 1990s. I don't care dude....just write the story.
Gabrielle
Oct 10, 2016 Gabrielle rated it liked it
3.5 stars. A good read even for someone who doesn't know a lot about football.
Dan Downing
Sep 20, 2016 Dan Downing rated it it was amazing
Robert Bausch has given us a sports novel. Make no mistake: There is no chance this will win the Pulitzer or the Nobel Prize for Literature. But then neither did "Rocky". Oh, "Rocky" did win Best Picture that year, a bit of a travesty considering some of the cinematic masterpieces which have won that award. But "Rocky" had something special about it: heart, an appeal to us all. It is a beloved movie and an icon.
"Jesse Smoke" has heart, has the underdog theme, has story. Bausch devilishly maneuve
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Melissa Mingie
Sep 26, 2016 Melissa Mingie rated it liked it
3.5
Good story, but predictable and the writing style got repetitive after awhile.
A lot of plot lines that only kind of got settled or explained.
Lisa
Sep 09, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it
Very good sports story. Found it on the new shelf at the library and thought it was a cool title. Read the inside cover and saw it was about the first female quarterback and my husband's favorite team the Washington Redskins and I knew I had to read it. There's a lot of football lingo and descriptions of the plays in each game. But there is enough of Jesse's story mixed with it to make it flow nicely. It takes place in the future and is told like a memoir from Jesse's coach. I thought it had a ...more
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