A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 4, 1982

On a fall evening in 1977, Tom Callahan, then a newspaper columnist with the Cincinnati Enquirer, was covering the fatal plane crash of the University of Evansville (Indiana) basketball team. Surveying the tragic scene where all the players and their coach died, he found himself looking at his assignment a bit differently from most of the reporters there, who were concentrating on straightforward news accounts of the disaster. Callahan was drawn to the quiet ironies, the little images that told the story behind the story: the neatly piled clothes that had fallen out...

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