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Twelve Mighty Orphans by Jim Dent
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Apr 18, 11

Read in November, 2009

I really liked this book. I love these forgotten-gems-of-history stories, and if you can throw in a sports backdrop, all the better. This story of the football team from the Masonic orphanage in Fort Worth, Texas, and the unlikely success that they had in Texas, where high school football is followed on a nearly-fanatical level, was a great look at life in the 20's and 30's.

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Stephanie Enjoyed your review of Twelve Mighty Orphans. On my blog this week, Jim Dent talks about turning his books into movies and gives away his August release, Courage Beyond the Game: The Story of Freddie Steinmark.
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