The Breaks of the Game
is sports reporting at its finest--basketball's equivalent to Roger Kahn's The Boys of Summer
. Join David Halberstam on his yearlong journey with the 1979 Portland Trail Blazers and witness professional basketball from the inside, where front-office egos, big-money contracts, and the colorful personalities of coaches and players collide, and winners and losers emerge. This insightful account is evidence of how much basketball has--and hasn't--changed since 1979, before the money really
started rolling in.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
was one of America's most distinguished journalists and historians. After graduating from Harvard in 1955, he covered the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement, then was sent overseas by the New York Times
to report on the war in Vietnam. The author of fifteen bestsellers, including The Best and the Brightest
, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam reporting at the age of thirty. He was killed in a car accident on April 23, 2007, while on his way to an interview for what was to be his next book. Sherman Alexie
is the author of many bestselling books including Blasphemy
, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
, all of which were National Book Award winners. Much of his writing is informed by his time living on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and he is a founding member of Longhouse Media, a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring Native American youth. The author lives in Seattle with his family.
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