Fighting Back

Fighting Back by Rocky Bleier

This book is about a professional football player named Rocky Bleir that was drafted into the military after his rookie year with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He was sent to serve in Viet Nam and was severely injured in battle when a grenade blew off part of  his foot and leg. For his service, he was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  The doctors told him that he would never play football again or even walk the same.  But he persevered and worked countless hours strengthening his legs,  and eventually going on to being the starting running back on the Steelers,  helping to win the super bowl four times .

I really enjoyed the part in the book when he described his feelings in the hours before the super bowl. I enjoyed this because it was cool to know what was going through his head after all he had been through heading into the biggest game of his life.

My Rating:

8 ½ out of 10
B+
4 out of 5 stars

I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys books about tragedy to triumph.

Reviewd by Brian, class of 2010

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