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The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date March 3, 2004
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618446711
ISBN-10 0618446710
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
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Summary
The author vividly chronicles a high school basketball game at Lincoln High School in Coney Island where, under the guise of a seemingly ubiquitous American sports ritual, the futures of some of its participants are being determined. Rerpint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
It ought to be just a game, but basketball on the playgrounds of Coney Island is much more than that — for many young men it represents their only hope of escape from a life of crime, poverty, and despair. In The Last Shot, Darcy Frey chronicles the aspirations of four of the neighborhood’s most promising players. What they have going for them is athletic talent, grace, and years of dedication. But working against them are woefully inadequate schooling, family circumstances that are often desperate, and the slick, brutal world of college athletic recruitment. Incisively and compassionately written, The Last Shot introduces us to unforgettable characters and takes us into their world with an intimacy seldom seen in contemporary journalism. The result is a startling and poignant expose of inner-city life and the big business of college basketball.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395597705
 
from Houghton Mifflin (November 1, 1994)
9780395597705 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Dreaming of a college scholarship and escape from the neighborhood, the talented Abraham Lincoln High School Railsplitters see basketball as their only hope--but the realities of SATS, the NCAA, and college recruitment are tough to overcome
Paperback
Book cover for 9780618446711 Book cover for 9780684815091
 
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (March 3, 2004)
9780618446711 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Dreaming of a college scholarship and escape from the neighborhood, the talented Abraham Lincoln High School Railsplitters see basketball as their only hope, but the reality of SATS, the NCAA, and college recruitment are tough to overcome.
Reprint edition from Touchstone Books (January 1, 1996)
9780684815091 | details & prices | 230 pages | 5.25 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Dreaming of a college scholarship and escape from the neighborhood, the talented Abraham Lincoln High School Railsplitters see basketball as their only hope, but the reality of SATS, the NCAA, and college recruitment are tough to overcome
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435242395
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 18, 2008)
9781435242395 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $22.00
About: It ought to be just a game, but basketball on the playgrounds of Coney Island is much more than that — for many young men it represents their only hope of escape from a life of crime, poverty, and despair.

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