Hoop Dreams: The True Story Of Hardship And Triumph

Paperback | February 2, 1996

byBen Joravsky

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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.

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Award-winning journalist Ben Joravsky vividly brings to life all the richness and subtlety of the experiences of Arthur Agee and William Gates, two gifted urban hoopsters determined to make it to the NBA, in this intimate, suspenseful, and heart-wrenching adaptation of the award-winning, commercially successful film documentary. 25 pho...

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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 journal...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:February 2, 1996Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060976896

ISBN - 13:9780060976897

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14

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Award-winning journalist Ben Joravsky vividly brings to life all the richness and subtlety of the experiences of Arthur Agee and William Gates, two gifted urban hoopsters determined to make it to the NBA, in this intimate, suspenseful, and heart-wrenching adaptation of the award-winning, commercially successful film documentary. 25 photos.

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