In 1974, Rick Telander intended to spend a few days doing a magazine piece on the court wizards of Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant. He ended up staying the entire summer, becoming part of the players' lives and eventually the coach of a loose aggregation known as the Subway Stars. Telander tells of everything he saw: the on-court flash, the off-court jargon, the late-night graffiti raids, the tireless efforts of one promoter-hustler-benefactor to get these kids a chance at a college education. He lets the kids speak for themselves, revealing their grand dreams and ambitions. But he never flinches from showing us how far their dreams are from reality. The roots of today's inner-city basketball can be traced to the world Telander presents in "Heaven is a Playground", the first book of its kind. Rick Telander is a senior writer for "Sports Illustrated" and the winner of the 1987 Notre Dame Club Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism.
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Descrizione libro Bison Books, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0803294271
Descrizione libro Bison Books, 1995. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Telander's open-ended chronicle of inner-city playground basketball life is a model of clarity and restraint. No one has written a more resonant or understanding book about kids playing basketball, and few books about sports have willingly pulled together so many truths about the disappointments and dislocating fantasies of athletic competition."Atlantic. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0803294271
Descrizione libro Bison Books, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0803294271
Descrizione libro Bison Books, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110803294271
Descrizione libro Bison Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0803294271 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0457004