Download Epub Format è Men of Granite PDF by ✓ Dan Manoyan

Download Epub Format è Men of Granite PDF by ✓ Dan Manoyan Any Resemblance Of The Hardscrabble Southern Illinois Community Of Granite City, With Its Teeming, Carbon Belching Steel Mills, To Heaven, Is Purely Coincidental But It Looked Like The Pearlie Gates To The Hungarian, Armenian, Yugoslavian And Macedonian Immigrants, Who Left Behind Genocide And Oppression, Intent On Building A Better Life For Their Families Perceptions Die Hard And The Impression Of The Inhabitants Of The Lincoln Place Ghetto, The Wrong Side Of The Granite City Tracks, Was Not A Good One Enter The Men of Granite Athletics Can Be A Powerful Agent For Change In Society And The Weapon Of Choice For A Determined Group Of Young Men From Lincoln Place Was Basketball They Were Weaned On The Sport At The Lincoln Place Center, A Settlement House Built By Their Parents With Materials Provided By The Steel Mills They Mastered The Game By Playing It, Day After Day, Hour After Hour They Learned Discipline At The Hands Of The Master, Bespectacled Mighty Mite Sophia Prather, A Former School Teacher Who Considered Her Work At Lincoln Place Center A Higher Calling Although The Sons Of Lincoln Place Center Played The Game At A High Skill Level, Their Ascension To The Granite City High School Basketball Team Wasn T A Given The Old School Perception Was That Basketball Was An American Game And Foreigners Didn T Have The Essentials Necessary To Succeed It Took An Athlete With The Stature Of Andy Phillip, Born Andras Fulop Of Sturdy Hungarian Stock, To Debunk That Notion Phillip, Who Would Go On To Star For The University Of Illinois Whiz Kids And Play Years In The NBA, Was A Granite City Starter From The Time He Was A Sopho He Opened The Eyes Of Granite City S Basketball Coach, And Eventually Opened Doors To The Untapped Wealth Of Basketball Talent From Lincoln Place By Phillip S Senior Year, All Five Starters The Hungarian, Two Armenians, A Yugoslav And A Macedonian Were Products Of Lincoln Place They Were An Unorthodox And Superstitious Lot Running Plays In Armenian To Confuse Opponents Among Other Things But Their Steely Resolve And Dedication To Teamwork Made Them Champions They Became The First Team In Illinois High School History To Suffer A Tournament Loss And Emerge As The State Champions To Do That, The Warriors Overcame Deficits After Three Quarters In Their Quarter Final, Semi Final And Championship Encounters Their Hard Knocks Background Prepared Them Well To Be The Quintessential Comeback Kids Of High School Sports Basketball Was Only A Game For The Men Of Granite, But They Played It Well How did this book make it to print This is not a book It is notes for a bookor possibly an overly sprawling Wikipedia article written by an enthusiast but, as yet, unedited by other members of the community.
The structure of this book is so loose as to be undetectable, and there are approximately zero people in the whole work with a discernable personality or distinct voice of any kind There is a place that has rich people and poor people who don t mix with each other There is a lady at a community center who is angered by long showers, and man who is a coach who is or is not racist than anyone else at the time and there are high school boys who are poor but do lots of good basketballing There is lots and lots of basketballing there is scoring and not scoring and this basketballing happens on days in places and again in other places on other days There is SO much basketballing by thes

I enjoyed reading a bit of history about Granite City, a town not far from where I currently live This is the story of the 1940 Granite City High School basketball team that won the state championship and changed attitudes in Granite City Included is background on the families of the players, most of whom were first generation immigrants and literally lived on the wrong side of the tracks.
Not what I expectedThis is my hometown It was interesting to hear the story of the team, and read the few personal details The bulk of the book is retelling of each game There are so many typos and poor grammar choices, I am amazed that it was picked up for a movie If you love basketball or Granite City, this will be a decent read for you.

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