Here's all the latest news about Against All Odds: 4th Down and Forever and information on my book signings/speaking engagements.

First Read Expo
December 13-14, 2014

First Read Expo is a two day event that gives book lovers a chance to meet the authors before they become a literary sensation and participate in authors Q&A panel. First Read Expo reaches beyond borders to offer continuous high quality national and emerging literary talents. Highlighted categories also include Romance, Sci-Fi, Children, and Fiction. Featuring Book Signings, Authors Q&A Panel, “Early Birds” children only area and “My Own Masterpiece” station where attendees can listen in on authors reading and so much more.



Check out all of the latest video and news articles about my book Against All Odds: 4th Down and Forever from other companies.

Lockheed Martin Corporation 


June 13, 2016


Marietta Environmental Safety Engineer Les Hicks Honored by Marshall University

Watch Les Hicks discuss receiving the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Marshal University. Clip starts at the 2:17 mark.



Lester Hicks Takes Readers through the Marshall University Crash in ‘Against all Odds – 4th Down and Forever

(PRWEB) July 11, 2014


So thankful for all the support regarding my book. Keep spreading the word!



2014 B4 Youth Program: Lester Hicks


June 21, 2014


Former Marshall football player Lester Hicks was the featured speaker at the 2014 B4 youth program June 13 at Marshall University's Memorial Student Center. Hicks nearly took his life before turning his life around and becoming a college graduate and engineer. His book, "Against All Odds -- Fourth Down And Forever" is about how the 1970 Marshall plane crash inspired his life.



Four are honored at Pathfinders assembly

By Dave Gossett
February 22, 2014


Due to Lester Hicks being sidelined by shoulder surgery, Nate Freeman, a long time friend and "big brother" accepted the Pathfinder award on Hicks' behalf.



Commentary: 1970 Marshall football plane crash a turning point for Hicks

By Duane Rankin

December 22, 2013


Thank you Duane Rankin of the Montgomery Advertiser for this incredible article!



Former Marshall player inspired by plane crash

By Gary Fauber
Assistant Sports Editor

November 13, 2013


Thank you Gary Fauber and The Register-Herald for the wonderful article!



Sports Radio 1430 WEIR

October 16, 2013


Thank you Joey Klepack of Sports Radio 1430 WEIR for the interview! 

Sports Radio 1430 WEIR Interview - Lester Hicks
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Steubenville City Schools

September 17, 2013


Thank you Superintendent of Steubenville City Schools Mike McVey and Principal Shawn Crosier for this thoughtful video!



AuthorTalk #2 Radio Podcast

Sunday August 18, 2013


Want to learn more about the person behind the book? Click the 8-18-13 podcast link below to hear Lester Hicks explain why he wrote the book and how he hopes it inspires others


AuthorTalk #2 Radio order of interviews for the 8/18/13 show: 2:00-3:00PM EST 1. Against All odds-4th Down and Forever: How The 1970 Marshall University Football Team Plane Crash Inspired Me; by Lester Brian Hicks 2. 



AuthorTalk 2 Radio Interview - Lester Hicks
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