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Playing Through The Whistle

Author : S. L. Price
ISBN : 9780802190093
Genre : History
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From a Sports Illustrated senior writer, “a richly detailed history of Aliquippa football . . . A remarkable story of urban struggle and athletic prowess” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). In the early twentieth century, down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company built one of the largest mills in the world and a town to go with it. Aliquippa was a beacon and a melting pot, pulling in thousands of families from Europe and the Jim Crow South. The J&L mill, though dirty and dangerous, offered a chance at a better life. It produced the steel that built American cities and won World War II and even became something of a workers’ paradise. But then, in the 1980s, the steel industry cratered. The mill closed. Crime rose and crack hit big. But another industry grew in Aliquippa. The town didn’t just make steel; it made elite football players, from Mike Ditka to Ty Law to Darrelle Revis. Few places churned out talent like Aliquippa, a town not far from the birthplace of professional football in western Pennsylvania. Despite its troubles—maybe even because of them—Aliquippa became legendary for producing football greatness. A masterpiece of narrative journalism, Playing Through the Whistle tells the remarkable story of Aliquippa and through it, the larger history of American industry, sports, and life. Like football, it will make you marvel, wince, cry, and cheer. “Looks at the struggling steel town of Aliquippa, Pa., through the prism of its high school football team. The author understands the Rust Belt particulars of the region better than most political professionals.” —The Wall Street Journal
Category: History

Road To Rust

Author : Dale Richard Perelman
ISBN : 9781439664179
Genre : Photography
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As the twentieth century dawned on western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, the region's steel industry faced a struggle for unionism. Unionists like Philip Murray, John L. Lewis, Samuel Gompers and Gus Hall battled for fair wages, hours and working conditions. Strong managers like Judge Elbert Gary and Tom Girdler opposed their every move. Tensions from issues of immigration, class, skill and race erupted throughout the industry. The tribulations led to widespread steel strikes directed by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers and the Steel Workers Organizing Committee. Author Dale Richard Perelman charts the struggle and decline of the nation's most prominent regional steel industry.
Category: Photography

The Best American Sports Writing 2017

Author : Glenn Stout
ISBN : 9780544821552
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For a quarter century, the annual Best American Sports Writing has showcased the greatest sports journalism of the previous year. This year's guest editor, acclaimed author Howard Bryant, continues the tradition, seeking out writing that best captures the unpredictable journey of sports. Triumphantly and painfully, these stories reflect on that journey, asking difficult questions about who we are, as individuals and as a nation: What does it mean when a football player takes a knee during the national anthem, who decides where the remains ofan American legend should rest, and how far will people go to reclaim dreams that have long slipped away? Spanning different sports, disciplines, and styles, these pieces are, above all, inspirational to readers, writers, and athletes around the world, proof of the bonds and breaking points that exist between and within us all.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Other Classroom

Author : Michael J. Coffino
ISBN : 9781538108079
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book details the importance of high school athletics to the student athletes, beyond just the sports experience itself. It argues that the lessons learned, tools acquired, and values instilled have an enduring impact and prepare young athletes for the challenges they will face in life after their formal education is complete.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Days Without Number

Author : Robert Goddard
ISBN : 9780802189660
Genre : Fiction
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Days Without Number, now published for the first time in the United States, is classic Robert Goddard: intricately plotted, richly detailed, and suspenseful to the very last page. Nick Paleologus, a coolly efficient Englishman, is summoned home to resolve a dispute that threatens to tear his family apart. His father, Michael, is a retired archaeologist and supposed descendent of the last Emperors of Byzantium. Michael has received a hugely generous offer for the family estate in Cornwall, but refuses to sell—and refuses to divulge why. Soon the stalemate between Nick’s siblings and their father is tragically broken, and only then do they discover why their father was bound to protect the house at all costs. Their desperate efforts to conceal the truth drag them into a deadly conflict with an unseen and unknown enemy. Soon, Nick realizes the only change they have of escaping their persecutor’s trap is to hunt this ruthless adversary down. But the hunt involves excavating a terrible secret from their father’s past. And once that secret is known, nothing will ever be the same again.
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Striking Gridiron

Author : Greg Nichols
ISBN : 9781250039859
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"The Steel Strike of 1959 drove the iconic mill town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, into despair. But in a time of crisis, this small community just outside Pittsburgh found glory on its high school field. After five undefeated seasons under the firm but compassionate guidance of future-Hall of Fame coach Chuck Klausing, the Braddock Tigers had the national record for consecutive wins in their sights. Even Sports Illustrated rushed to cover this history-making team, which dramatically cemented its legacy on the very last play of the season. In the words of Klausing himself, "Greg Nichols couldn't have written it better if he'd been on the sidelines with us." But more than simply the inspirational story of a record-breaking team, this intimate chronicle recounts the striking workers who stood tall against the steel industry--and a setback in the Supreme Court--and whose strength was mirrored in the field heroics of steel-town boys on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. Striking Gridiron takes us from the grueling preseason to the sidelines, from the school hallways to the streets and homes, to reveal a beleaguered blue-collar town from a bygone era"--
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Big Ten

Author : Kenneth Leon Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015009173751
Genre : Athletes
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Category: Athletes

Esquire

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ISBN : UVA:X000612725
Genre : Chicago (Ill.)
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Category: Chicago (Ill.)