Item #15725 The Secret Game. Scott Ellsworth.
The Secret Game

The Secret Game

NY: Little, Brown & Co., 2015. 1st Edition. Hardcover_textured paper boards. 6.25"X9.5" 387 indexed numbered pages. First printing RRD-C. Black textured paper boards w/LB blind stamped on front. Bronze gold foil ink on spine. DJ design by Kapo Ng. Author photo by Anita Presley. Spine straight, sewn binding tight, pages clean and bright. Not x-library, unclipped (price) & unmarked. Slight curl to dj edges. Secure ship w/track #. Fine-Collectible / Near Fine. Item #15725
ISBN: 9780316244619

The true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental change. In the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was on the verge of changing basketball forever. A protégé of James Naismith, the game's inventor, McLendon taught his team to play the full-court press and run a fast break that no one could catch. His Eagles would become the highest-scoring college team in America--a basketball juggernaut that shattered its opponents by as many as sixty points per game. Yet his players faced danger whenever they traveled backcountry roads. Across town, at Duke University, the best basketball squad on campus wasn't the Blue Devils, but an all-white military team from the Duke medical school. Composed of former college stars from across the country, the team dismantled everyone they faced, including the Duke varsity. They were prepared to take on anyone--until an audacious invitation arrived, one that was years ahead of anything the South had ever seen before. What happened next wasn't on anyone's schedule. Based on years of research, The Secret Game is a story of courage and determination, and of an incredible, long-buried moment in the nation's sporting past. The riveting, true account of a remarkable season, it is the story of how a group of forgotten college basketball players, aided by a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany and a group of daring student activists, not only blazed a trail for a new kind of America, but helped create one of the most meaningful moments in basketball history. Source: Publisher.

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