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Rebound! Basketball, Busing, Larry Bird, and the Rebirth of Boston (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 076033501X
ISBN-13: 9780760335017
Sku: 207530006
Publish Date: 12/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
Pages:  304
Age Range:  NA
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Describes how the arrival of Larry Bird, a young draft pick for the Boston Celtics, in 1979 served as a catalyst for the renewal of a deeply polarized, violent city as pride, sports championships, a reduced crime rate, and an economic boom transformed Boston.Describes how the arrival of Larry Bird, a young draft pick for the Boston Celtics, in 1979 served as a catalyst for the renewal of a deeply polarized, violent city as pride, sports championships, a reduced crime rate, and an economic boom transformed Boston.
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Boston Herald reporter Michael Connelly's intriguing history of Boston and basketball credits Larry Bird with rescuing more than the Celtics franchise. Bird's amazing basketball career has been well-chronicled, particularly the story of how a young kid from Indiana returned the Celtics to championship caliber virtually overnight. According to Connelly, the return of the Celtics to glory, led by multi-ethnic stars such as Bird, Robert Parish, Kevin McHale, and Denis Johnson, helped the city heal from racial strife, which had threatened to tear the town apart a few years earlier. Beginning with legend Bill Russell, who battled racism and segregation throughout his time with the team, Connelly provides a piercing parallel history of a city's social turmoil and a team's return to glory.
Author Bio
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly's best-known novels feature Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch, an LAPD detective who is relentless in his efforts to solve cold cases. Connelly feels that crime fiction performs an important function. "The world has become more confusing. It has also become more dangerous," he has said. "These books tend to follow a standard in which justice prevails. This is reassuring. I think we all look at the world and see that bad people often get away. [But] that doesn't happen too often in fiction." Connelly, who was born in Philadelphia, decided to become a crime writer after reading the works of Raymond Chandler as a teen. He earned a degree in journalism, and after being short-listed for a Pulitzer, for a 1986 story about a plane crash that he had written for a Florida newspaper, he was offered a job at the Los Angeles Times, where he remained until the mid-1990s. His first Harry Bosch novel, THE BLACK ECHO (1992), garnered an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, an organization that Connelly would later head. Since that first outing, Bosch has been the focus of several other books, most of them bestsellers. Connelly's other series protagonist is Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles defense attorney who works out of his car. The character was introduced in THE LINCOLN LAWYER (2005), which was made into a film starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011. That did not mark the first time Connelly's work had been adapted for the big screen, however; in 2002 BLOOD WORK, a 1998 non-series novel about an ex-FBI agent who receives a heart transplant, had been filmed by Clint Eastwood. Besides seeing his characters brought to life by Hollywood, Connelly has also had the distinction of portraying himself in an episode of the ABC-TV series CASTLE.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0304
Product attributePublisher:   Voyageur Press (MN)
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