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The Resource Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town, S.L. Price

Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town, S.L. Price

Label
Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town
Title
Playing through the whistle
Title remainder
steel, football, and an American town
Statement of responsibility
S.L. Price
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Sports Illustrated senior writer presents a moving epic of football in industrial America, tracing the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania's now-shuttered steel mill, and its legendary high school football team,"--NoveList
  • 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 eastern and southern Europe and the Jim Crow South. The J&L mill, though dirty and dangerous, offered a chance at a better life and hope for the future. It produced the steel that built American cities and won World War II and, thanks to hard-fought union victories, made Aliquippa 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. Despite its troubles--maybe even because of them--Aliquippa became legendary for producing greatness. In Playing Through the Whistle, celebrated sportswriter S. L. Price tells the remarkable story of Aliquippa and through it, the larger history of American industry, sports, and life. Price charts the fortunes of Aliquippa's celebrated team through championships under charismatic coaches and through hard times after the mill died. In an era when sports has grown from novelty to a vital source of civic pride, Price reveals the shifting mores of a town defined by work--and the loss of it--yet anchored by a weekly game. Today, as our view of football shifts and participation drops, in Aliquippa the sport can still feel like the one path away from life on the streets, the last force keeping the town together.--Adapted from dust jacket
Summary
A Sports Illustrated senior writer presents a moving epic of football in industrial America, tracing the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania's now-shuttered steel mill, and its legendary high school football team
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10532725
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
796.33262
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV959.53.A485
LC item number
P75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
steel, football, and an American town
Label
Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town, S.L. Price
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-536) 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
The Red and the Black -- Little Hell -- Free men -- Bootstraps -- A war game -- Father backs up -- Crossfire -- Mother's Oats -- Mr. Lucky -- Halls of anger -- The crack -- Darkness on the edge -- You-know-who -- Up in smoke -- Mauling Apollo -- Shiny things -- Last ones laughing -- When the world opens -- Iron buttons -- Family matters
Control code
5845798
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 550 pages
Isbn
9780802125644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn939426739
  • (OCoLC)939426739
Label
Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town, S.L. Price
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-536) 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
The Red and the Black -- Little Hell -- Free men -- Bootstraps -- A war game -- Father backs up -- Crossfire -- Mother's Oats -- Mr. Lucky -- Halls of anger -- The crack -- Darkness on the edge -- You-know-who -- Up in smoke -- Mauling Apollo -- Shiny things -- Last ones laughing -- When the world opens -- Iron buttons -- Family matters
Control code
5845798
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 550 pages
Isbn
9780802125644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn939426739
  • (OCoLC)939426739

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