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The Boys Of Dunbar

Author: Alejandro Danois
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451666977
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"The inspirational story of the most talented high-school basketball team ever and the dedicated coach who gave his players a lifetime opportunity by insisting on success"--

The Boys Of Dunbar

Author: Alejandro Danois
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451666993
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The inspiring true story of a remarkable coach whose superb undefeated high-school basketball team in 1980s Baltimore produced four NBA players and gave hope to a desperate neighborhood and city—“a feel-good story that is timely as well as true” (Glenn C. Altschuler, Florida Courier). As the crack epidemic swept across inner-city America in the early 1980s, the streets of Baltimore were crime ridden. For poor kids from the housing projects, the future looked bleak. But basketball could provide the quickest ticket out, an opportunity to earn a college scholarship and perhaps even play in the NBA. Dunbar High School had one of the most successful basketball programs in the country; in the early 1980s, the Dunbar Poets were arguably the best high school team of all time. Four starting players—Muggsy Bogues, Reggie Williams, David Wingate, and Reggie Lewis—would eventually play in the NBA, an unheard-of success rate. In The Boys of Dunbar, Alejandro Danois revisits the 1981-1982 season with the Poets as the team conquered all its opponents. But more than that, he takes us into the lives of these kids, and especially of Coach Bob Wade, a former NFL player from the same neighborhood who knew that the basketball court, and the lessons his players would learn there, held the key to the future. “[Danois’] tale of the basketball exploits of a handful of high school students in the 1980s shows young men motivated by their coach and other recreation leaders to dream beyond the hardship of their geography” (Bijan C. Bayne, The Washington Post). “Inspirational stories can be found everywhere in high-school sports, but Dunbar and its legendary coach, Bob Wade, stand out” (Booklist). The Boys of Dunbar will leave you cheering every victory.

The Boys Of Dunbar

Author: Alejandro Danois
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451666985
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"The inspirational story of the most talented high-school basketball team ever and the dedicated coach who gave his players a lifetime opportunity by insisting on success"--

Living Through The Hoop

Author: Reuben A. Buford May
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081479596X
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Looks at the lives and hopes of the players on Georgia's Northeast High School Knights' basketball team, discussing the important role of the sport in their lives along with such issues as race, masculinity, and sportsmanship.

Reggie Lewis

Author: Robert Craig Windham
Publisher: Actex Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566981644
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At age 27, Boston Celtic Captain, Reggie Lewis, was on the verge of superstar status. His career & his life were cut short by a heart condition. This book does not dwell on the controversy or sensationalism that characterized Reggie's death, rather, it explores the life of this outstanding human being. Reggie Lewis was more than just a fine basketball player. He was an outstanding young man - warm, caring & generous. This is the story of Reggie's roots. You will learn of the family members, friends & forces that helped shape him & the quiet grace that helped him rise above the violence & poverty of his childhood Baltimore neighborhood. A review by John Bisney of ASSOCIATED PRESS states: "Heartfelt & compelling...QUIET GRACE vividly portrays Reggie's qualities & accomplishments. This straightforward account shows that the truth of Reggie's life outshines any unproven speculation about his death." The book contains a collection of photographs & Reggie's career stats in both college & the NBA. The writing style is gentle & conversational, written from interviews with family members & teammates. Young & old can benefit from the fine example of Reggie's life but the major audience is adolescents & young adults, including some who do not read very many books. To this end, the hardcover is priced at $15.50 & proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated in honor of Reggie Lewis to civic & charitable organizations. For information contact the publisher ACTEX Publications, 140 Willow Street, P.O. Box 974, Winstead, CT 06098, Phone (800) 282-2839, FAX (860) 738-3152, e-mail: [email protected] Distributed by: Publishers Distribution Service, 6893 Sullivan Road, Grawn, MI 49637, Phone (616) 276-5196, FAX (616) 276-5197.

The Secret Game

Author: Scott Ellsworth
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316244635
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Winner of the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental change In the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was on the verge of changing basketball forever. A protégé of James Naismith, the game's inventor, McLendon taught his team to play the full-court press and run a fast break that no one could catch. His Eagles would become the highest-scoring college team in America--a basketball juggernaut that shattered its opponents by as many as sixty points per game. Yet his players faced danger whenever they traveled backcountry roads. Across town, at Duke University, the best basketball squad on campus wasn't the Blue Devils, but an all-white military team from the Duke medical school. Composed of former college stars from across the country, the team dismantled everyone they faced, including the Duke varsity. They were prepared to take on anyone--until an audacious invitation arrived, one that was years ahead of anything the South had ever seen before. What happened next wasn't on anyone's schedule. Based on years of research, The Secret Game is a story of courage and determination, and of an incredible, long-buried moment in the nation's sporting past. The riveting, true account of a remarkable season, it is the story of how a group of forgotten college basketball players, aided by a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany and a group of daring student activists, not only blazed a trail for a new kind of America, but helped create one of the most meaningful moments in basketball history.

Baltimore Sports

Author: Daniel A. Nathan
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1682260054
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To read a sample chapter, visit www.uapress.com. Baltimore is the birthplace of Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the incomparable Babe Ruth, and the gold medalist Michael Phelps. It’s a one-of-a-kind town with singular stories, well-publicized challenges, and also a rich sporting history. Baltimore Sports: Stories from Charm City chronicles the many ways that sports are an integral part of Baltimore’s history and identity and part of what makes the city unique, interesting, and, for some people, loveable. Wide ranging and eclectic, the essays included here cover not only the Orioles and the Ravens, but also lesser-known Baltimore athletes and teams. Toots Barger, known as the “Queen of the Duckpins,” makes an appearance. So do the Dunbar Poets, considered by some to be the greatest high-school basketball team ever. Bringing together the work of both historians and journalists, including Michael Olesker, former Baltimore Sun columnist, and Rafael Alvarez, who was named Baltimore’s Best Writer by Baltimore Magazine in 2014, Baltimore Sports illuminates Charm City through this fascinating exploration of its teams, fans, and athletes.

Swee Pea

Author: John Valenti
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501116673
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"An earlier version was published in 1990 as Swee'pea and Other Playground Legends"--T.p. verso.

The Jump

Author: Ian O'Connor
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781594861079
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Follows the journey to stardom of a promising young high school basketball player as, already sporting a multi-million dollar sneaker deal, he prepares to make the jump directly to the NBA.

The Perfect Season

Author: Russell Grieger
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253023246
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In 1964, the Evansville College Purple Aces raced undefeated through the Indiana Collegiate Conference, posting a perfect 24–0 regular-season record and winning the College Division NCAA championship. The skeleton of this season exists in newspaper archives and in books that capture the on-court action, but the flesh and blood has never been written—until now. This is the story of Russell Grieger, a starting guard, and his observations, feelings, reactions, and struggles of that season. It provides a game-by-game look into the team, showcasing Grieger’s teammates, Coach Arad McCutchan, and Evansville’s love for the Aces. The Perfect Season is an insider's inspiring story of a team whose motto—"If you’re going to go, go big time or don’t go at all"—inspired them to achieve their dream.