The Right Kind of Heroes by Kevin Horrigan
Coach Bob Shannon and the East St. Louis Flyers

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Profiles the career of a high school football coach who has fought for twenty-three years to instill pride in his players, who have grown up in East St. Louis--a city where many young men wind up on the streets, in jail, or dead.

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Published September 1, 1992 by Algonquin Books. 332 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Last fall, Bob Shannon took street-tough ghetto kids from East St. Louis High School to their sixth state football championship in his 16 years as head coach.

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To tell this story, former St. Louis sports editor Kevin Horrigan spent two seasons in desolate East St. Louis, Ill., with its championship high school football team.

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