Thanksgiving 1959
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Thanksgiving 1959

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by Jay Price
     
 

In the autumn of 1959, before television and big money changed the sports landscape, and before a new bridge changed everything else in the old neighborhood, one last corner of New York City was like all those small towns across the country where everybody turned out for the Memorial Day Parade and the Thanksgiving Day high school football game, even though the

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Overview

In the autumn of 1959, before television and big money changed the sports landscape, and before a new bridge changed everything else in the old neighborhood, one last corner of New York City was like all those small towns across the country where everybody turned out for the Memorial Day Parade and the Thanksgiving Day high school football game, even though the same team won every year.

The coaches in that game sprang from the same roots, went to the same school, and played for the same mentors.

Fifty years after New York City's first official schoolboy championship, Thanksgiving 1959 follows Somma and his players - most of them the sons of Italian or Irish immigrants, from homes where upward mobility meant getting a job as a cop or fireman - on their road to the city championship game and the Thanksgiving Day rivalry that...like the community around it...would never be the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977003938
Publisher:
Mountain Lion Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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