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Titles for our town : how tiny Pennsylvania communities produced basketball dynasties and shaped basketball history during the Golden Age / by Bradley A. Huebner.

Summary:
"Pennsylvania's Golden Age of high school basketball (1950s-1960s) captivated blue-collar,ethnic Americans as standout players on dynastic teams lifted steel-tough towns to unprecedented glory. Norman Rockwell communities in Fountain Hill, Kutztown, and Wampum produced heroes every winter, coached by hardened World War II veterans. Indiana had it's Hoosiers miracle team; Pennsylvania produced it's legends, too. Native authors John Updike and playwright Jason Miller-- so inspired by Pennsylvania basketball--earned Pulitzer Prizes for their musings over Borough Ball. Life Magazine visited Wampum for a national feature spread. The Russian national team copied the Indians' unorthodox training techniques"-- Page 4 of cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781963064025
  • ISBN: 196306402X
  • ISBN: 9781963064032
  • Physical Description: 469 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: [United States?] : Bradley A. Huebner, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Contains bibliographic references (pages 445-469).
Subject: Basketball > Pennsylvania > History.
Basketball > Pennsylvania > Kutztown.
Basketball > Pennsylvania > Fountain Hill.
Basketball > Pennsylvania > Wampum.
School sports.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 796.323 (Text) 33062009828410 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 03/12/2024
Bethlehem Main Library 796.323 AUTOGRAPHED (Text) 33062009843427 Local History For Use in Library Only -


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