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Publisher Comments:

For nearly five years Arthur Agee's and William Gates' remarkable lives were chronicled by a team of filmmakers. Roughly 250 hours of film were devoted to their journeys from the playgrounds to high school competition to college recruitment and — whittled down to three hours — it became the award-winning film Hoop Dreams. Now journalist Ben Joravsky vividly brings to light all the richness and subtlety of their stories, and the impact their aspirations had on themselves, their families and their relationships. It is an intimate look, complete with an up-to-date epilogue on the latest developments in their lives.

Review:

"A heart-wrenching and uplifting story of survival." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Reveals just how literally basketball is a means of survival in the inner city....Hoop Dreams offers new perspectives not only on basketball, but on family and societal relationships." Book Page

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"Reveals just how literally basketball is a means of survival in the inner city....Hoop Dreams offers new perspectives not only on basketball, but on family and societal relationships." New Media

Review:

"If you liked the movie you'll love the book....Hoop Dreams is the best case yet for the power of the printed word over visual images." Milwaukee Journal

Review:

"A worthy explooration of an all-American dream....A celeberation of the passions and possibilities of doggedly pursuing a goal." Columbus dispatch

About the Author

Ben Joravsky is a prize winning journalist whose piece about Chicago's Roosevelt High School was chosen as one of 1992's outstanding sports articles.

Co-author of Race and Politics in Chicago,he is a resident of Chicago, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060976897
Author:
Joravsky, Ben
Publisher:
It Books
Author:
by Ben Joravsky
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Health and physical education
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
Sports - Basketball
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Inner cities -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions.
Subject:
Basketball players - Illinois - Chicago -
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 6332
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.06x5.36x.77 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060976897 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A heart-wrenching and uplifting story of survival."
"Review" by , "Reveals just how literally basketball is a means of survival in the inner city....Hoop Dreams offers new perspectives not only on basketball, but on family and societal relationships."
"Review" by , "Reveals just how literally basketball is a means of survival in the inner city....Hoop Dreams offers new perspectives not only on basketball, but on family and societal relationships."
"Review" by , "If you liked the movie you'll love the book....Hoop Dreams is the best case yet for the power of the printed word over visual images."
"Review" by , "A worthy explooration of an all-American dream....A celeberation of the passions and possibilities of doggedly pursuing a goal."
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