Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City

Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City

by Albert Samaha

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610398688
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 218,845
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Albert Samaha is a criminal justice reporter at BuzzFeed News. He has written for the Village Voice, San Francisco Weekly, and the Riverfront Times, and his work has appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Observer, Pop-Up Magazine, and the Best American Travel Writing anthology series. His stories have won awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Education Writers Association, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and others. He is a graduate of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

List of Characters xi

Author's Note xiii

Part I Boyhood

1 Gio's Arrival, July 2013 3

2 Looking for These Better Days, August 2013 13

3 Directed Toward Decay, September 2013 25

4 The Fundamentals of Life, September-November 2013 51

5 Crossroads, January 2014 73

6 Pressure Chamber, March-April 2014 83

7 Between Saviors and a Dead End, April 2014 99

8 What's Best for Isaiah, May 2014 119

9 Goodbyes, June 2014 133

Part II Football

10 The Days and Nights of Summer, June-July 2014 141

11 On the Horizon, July-August 2014 163

12 Hell Week, August 2014 175

13 Stop Dancin' and Run Somebody Over, August-September 2014 191

14 What They've Been Waiting For, Early to mid-September 2014 205

15 East Orange, Mid-September 2014 223

16 To Make It in the Jungle, Late September 2014 239

17 Brick City, Late September 2014 253

18 None of Y'all Gon' Die Tonight, Mid to late October 2014 275

19 The Rematch, Late October 2014 297

20 Blessings, December 2017 307

Acknowledgments 321

Bibliography 323

Index 329

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