Fourth and Forever To escape the lingering sorrow of his wife s death, Josh Edwards, forty four, a retired Army helicopter pilot, journeys with his son to Missoula, Montana to start life anew Josh s son, Bobby, enrolls at The University of Montana, where he hopes to make the football team as a walk on Josh, a skilled football kicker and passer, is observed by the GrizzFourth and Forever To escape the lingering sorrow of his wife s death, Josh Edwards, forty four, a retired Army helicopter pilot, journeys with his son to Missoula, Montana to start life anew Josh s son, Bobby, enrolls at The University of Montana, where he hopes to make the football team as a walk on Josh, a skilled football kicker and passer, is observed by the Grizzlies coach as he and Bobby work out on the practice field When tryouts arrive, Josh finds himself being invited to join the team Thus begins a season of trials and tribulation where Josh becomes mentor and father figure to his teammates, as the University of Montana Grizzlies make a run for the Division I National Championship.Fourth and Forever is about football, relationships, love, integrity, and honor.
Fourth and Forever Fourth and Forever To escape the lingering sorrow of his wife s death Josh Edwards forty four a retired Army helicopter pilot journeys with his son to Missoula Montana to start life anew Josh s s
I downloaded this book to my Kindle because I met Bert Carson on Twitter I might not have found this lovely little gem otherwise I m not much of a football fan and I d never heard the saying the author used for the title However, because Bert and his sweet wife were so charming on line and because they seem to be boomers like me, I thought I d give his story a shot What a blessing Fourth and Forever has sports in it and Vietnam But it s not about sports or Vietnam It s an inspirational foray int [...]
This was my first eBook I wrote it in 1987, had my query letters rejected by 412 agents, and put it away A year ago I got it out, dusted it off, and tweaked it, and discovered it could still make me cry.In this novel there is factual information about PTSD than I ve ever found in another book That probably because I live with PTSD, 365 days a year, and I have since I returned from Vietnam in 1968 In 1993, I founded a group called Vietnam Veterans Southern Command At the time I was a professiona [...]
Bert Carson captures the heart of a reader from the very first page Josh Daddy Edwards is a man who displays a quiet strength and a level of kindness that s heroic, humble to a fault despite having lived much that any lesser man would happily brag about The parallels drawn between football, Vietnam, and life itself, read like sage advice that we could all apply on our daily lives On a personal level, the relationship between Daddy and his son Bobby, struck a chord in me, for I m fortunate to hav [...]
I m convinced Bert Carson wrote Fourth and Forever for every veteran who s served in combat a place where each and every day you have to be in the moment Living that way day in and day out comes with a terrible price that most often manifests as PTSD a term we still don t completely understand and, in many circles, do not accept This is a story that reaches into the dark and lonely places of our souls and offers a path to understanding and healing through camaraderie which is nothing than a guy [...]
I finished Fourth and Forever yesterday and have been ruminating about it ever since I loved this book With its cast of positive and inspiring characters, I lapped it up from start to finish in just three sittings It was a pleasure for me to be brought back to Missoula, Montana, a place I lived for three years Fourth and Forever tells the story of a man whose character is shaped, on the one hand, by his relationships to friends and loved ones, and on the other by his experiences in the U.S milit [...]
This is a marvelous story of a father and son who, having gone through the tragedy of losing their wife mother, decide to start afresh and go off to university together The father, a retired Vietnam vet and helicopter pilot and trainer, never had the opportunity to go to college so this looks like an ideal time Not only that, they unpredictably end up playing football together as well.If you want to see what a loving and respectful relationship could look like between father and son, this story [...]
What I love about the writings of Bert Carson is his core values are in every word, every scene Honor, courage, deep love, struggle against all odds, loyalty all of these are in this book, too This story about the choices an aging Vietnam veteran makes in the name of supporting and loving his son will tear your heart out in a good way Bert had me cheering mentally and enjoying the game of football through the pages That ain t easy.I don t want to give much away, but this is a must read for all f [...]
This is a well written, soft paced, touching book that l would classify as being similar to the ilk written by Mitch Albom think Tuesdays with Morrie Unfortunately l was after a book on the Vietnam war and bought this by mistake after seeing its high rating on a list covering Vietnam war books Still, a great read for those who like gentle books I would have given it 4.5 stars if l could, but l can t I feel that a 5 would be too generous.
This is a good man book war, machines, football, love Carson s got it all, including a wonderful relationship with his son What impressed me most though was Carson s candor about what it is like to be a Vietnam vet A rare view from one who knows Very much appreciate his sharing about it.
Free today on 03 23 2012.Read the reviews This one sounds amazing.
VedvevGood book.It was a good book but seems like too perfect of a family Loved it because I like football and war books So keep up the good work.
Awesome a heart breaking story, full of love and friendship, very inspiring.