The Resource Tigerland : 1968-1969, a city divided, a nation torn apart, and a magical season of healing, Wil Haygood

Tigerland : 1968-1969, a city divided, a nation torn apart, and a magical season of healing, Wil Haygood

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Tigerland : 1968-1969, a city divided, a nation torn apart, and a magical season of healing
Title
Tigerland
Title remainder
1968-1969, a city divided, a nation torn apart, and a magical season of healing
Statement of responsibility
Wil Haygood
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year. 1968 and 1969: Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy are assassinated. Race relations are frayed like never before. Cities are aflame as demonstrations and riots proliferate. But in Columbus, Ohio, the Tigers of segregated East High School win the baseball and basketball championships, defeating bigger, richer, whiter teams across the state. Now, Wil Haygood gives us a spirited and stirring account of this improbable triumph and takes us deep into the personal lives of these local heroes: Robert Wright, power forward, whose father was a murderer; Kenny Mizelle, the Tigers' second baseman, who grew up under the false impression that his father had died; Eddie "Rat" Ratleff, the star of both teams, who would play for the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball team. We meet Jack Gibbs, the first black principal at East High; Bob Hart, the white basketball coach, determined to fight against the injustices he saw inflicting his team; the hometown fans who followed the Tigers to stadiums across the state. And, just as important, Haygood puts the Tigers' story in the context of the racially charged late 1960s. The result is both an inspiring sports story and a singularly illuminating social history"--
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contains biographical information
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Haygood, Wil
Dewey number
796.32309771/57
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • East High School (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Race relations
  • Columbus (Ohio)
Label
Tigerland : 1968-1969, a city divided, a nation torn apart, and a magical season of healing, Wil Haygood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-406) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1020311049
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 420 pages
Isbn
9781524731861
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018002138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tigerland : 1968-1969, a city divided, a nation torn apart, and a magical season of healing, Wil Haygood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-406) 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
Control code
on1020311049
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 420 pages
Isbn
9781524731861
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018002138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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