The Breaks of the Game Paperback – 1 Feb 2009
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About the Author
David Halberstam (1934-2007) was the author of twenty-two books, including fifteen bestsellers. Born in New York City, Halberstam spent much of the 1960s as a reporter for "The New York Times," covering the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement. His Vietnam reporting earned him both a George C. Polk Award and a 1964 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. "Vanity Fair" dubbed Halberstam "the Moses of American journalism," and the subjects of his books reflect his passion and range: war, foreign policy, history, and sports. "The Best and the Brightest "(1962), his sixth book, a critique of the Kennedy administration's Vietnam policy, became a #1 bestseller. His next book, "The Powers that Be," a study of four American media companies, was hailed by "The New York Times" as a "prodigy of research." Many of Halberstam's books explored themes in professional sports, including bestsellers "The Teammates," a portrait of the friendship between baseball players Ted Williams, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Bobby Doerr, and "The Education of a Coach," a profile of New England Patriots' Coach Bill Belichick.
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Yes, the NBA in the late 70s was a great subject as it was changing with the arrival of TV, bigger salaries, new ways of contracts, expansion, changing of the style of ow the game was played with more and more influence of the black players and the free style that started in the defunct ABA...
Whether you like basketball or not this is an amazing book: gripping, intense, touching, going a few layers under what we can see and read in the media...
Ah, and the perspecive of these 30 years make it so much better.
A gem, don't miss it