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Hoop Dreams A True Story of Hardship and Triumph (Paperback)

Author:  Ben Joravsky
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060976896
ISBN-13: 9780060976897
Sku: 30004647
Publish Date: 2/1/1996
Sales Rank: 91660
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  320
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A study of the struggles of Arthur Agee and William Gates to win college scholarships and positions on professional teams follows the stories of their families, relationships, and personal aspirations. Reprint. Movie tie-in. *Author: Joravsky, Ben *Subtitle: A True Story of Hardship and Triumph *Publication Date: 1996/02/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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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.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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Adapted from the documentary film, this book portrays the lives of two urban young men and their struggle to rise from the playground to the pro courts. Joravsky expands on the story of the movie, bringing into the book the impact of the boys' dreams not only on their own lives, but on their families' lives and on their relationships. Joravsky includes an epilogue detailing further developments in the boys' lives since the film.

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Milwaukee Journal
"If you liked the movie, you'll love the book....'Hoop Dreams' is the best case yet for the power of the printed word over visual images."
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   It Books
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