The Breaks of the Game

The Breaks of the Game

David Halberstam

greater than 6 years after his loss of life David Halberstam continues to be certainly one of this country's most useful newshounds and respected professionals on American lifestyles and heritage within the years seeing that WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting at the Vietnam warfare, Halberstam wrote greater than 20 books, just about all of them bestsellers. His paintings has stood the attempt of time and has develop into the normal wherein all newshounds degree themselves.

The New York instances bestseller, now with a brand new advent! The Breaks of the Game makes a speciality of one grim season (1979-80) within the lifetime of the invoice Walton-led Portland path Blazers, a group that simply 3 years earlier than have been NBA champions.

The tactile authenticity of Halberstam's wisdom of the basketball international is unequalled. but he's writing right here approximately excess of simply basketball. this can be a tale a couple of position in our society the place energy, cash, and skill collide and occasionally corrupt, a spot the place either nationwide obsessions and bare greed are uncovered. it is in regards to the impression of massive media, the enthusiasts and the hype they subsist on, the conflict of ethics, the negative actual calls for of recent activities (from medicinal drugs to physique size), the substitute salaries, the conflicts of race and sophistication, and the results of activity switched over into mass leisure and athletes reworked into superstars--all offered in a manner that places the reader within the room and at the courtroom, and The Breaks of the Game in a league of its personal.

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