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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, becomi...Read more

Heaven is a Playground by Rick Telander (Paperback, 1995)(Australian version)

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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 kwn 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.

Key Features
Author(s)Rick Telander
PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
Date of Publication01/06/1995
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
ISBN-100803294271
ISBN-139780803294271
SubjectBall Games: Court & Indoor

Publication Data
Place of PublicationLincoln
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
Out-of-print date03/03/2010

Dimensions
Weight318 g
Width159 mm
Height235 mm
Spine19 mm

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