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The Resource The City game : triumph, scandal, and a legendary basketball team, Matthew Goodman

The City game : triumph, scandal, and a legendary basketball team, Matthew Goodman

Label
The City game : triumph, scandal, and a legendary basketball team
Title
The City game
Title remainder
triumph, scandal, and a legendary basketball team
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Goodman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
New York's City College was a tuition-free, merit-based college in Harlem known far more for its intellectual achievements and political radicalism than its athletic prowess. In 1949-1950 every single member of the City College Beavers was either Jewish or African American. Under the guidance of the legendary former player Nat Holman, this unheralded group of city kids would stun the basketball world by becoming the only team in history to win the NIT and NCAA tournaments in the same year. During the following season, all of the team's starting five were arrested by New York City detectives, charged with conspiring with gamblers to shave points. Goodman creates a portrait of an era when college basketball was far more popular than the professional game, gangsters controlled illegal sports betting, and everyone was getting rich-- except for the young men who actually played the games. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodman, Matthew
Dewey number
796.323/63097471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City College Beavers (Basketball team)
  • City University of New York
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Basketball
Label
The City game : triumph, scandal, and a legendary basketball team, Matthew Goodman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Harvard-on-Hudson -- The Bridge of Sighs -- Epilogue
Control code
on1124924923
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages
Isbn
9781101882832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1124924923
  • (OCoLC)1124924923
Label
The City game : triumph, scandal, and a legendary basketball team, Matthew Goodman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Harvard-on-Hudson -- The Bridge of Sighs -- Epilogue
Control code
on1124924923
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages
Isbn
9781101882832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1124924923
  • (OCoLC)1124924923

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