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The cost of these dreams : sports stories and other serious business / Wright Thompson, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer.

Thompson, Wright, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 796.0922 T478c 2019 (Text) 33126024563771 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 796.0922 T478c 2019 (Text) 33126024563789 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/31/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143133872
  • ISBN: 014313387X
  • ISBN: 9780525505662
  • ISBN: 0525505660
  • Physical Description: xvii, 378 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Penguin Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Place of publication from publisher website.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Michael Jordan has not left the building -- The last days of Tony Harris -- Ghosts of Mississippi -- Shadow boxing -- Here and gone -- The last ride of Bear and Billy -- Urban Meyer will be home for dinner -- The losses of Dan Gable -- Beyond the breach -- The greatest hitter who ever lived on -- The secret history of Tiger Woods -- In Chicago, the final wait for a Cubs win mixes joy and sorrow -- Pat Riley's final test -- Holy ground.
Summary, etc.:
"Whether it be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods or Pat Riley or Urban Meyer, Wright Thompson strips the away the self-serving myths and fantasies to reveal his characters in full. There are fascinating common denominators: it may not be the case that every single great performer or coach had a complex relationship with his father, but it can sure seem that way. And there is much marvelous local knowledge: about specific sports, and times and places, and people. Ludicrously entertaining and often powerfully moving, The Cost of These Dreams is an ode to the reporter's art, and a celebration of true greatness and the high price that it exacts"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Athletes > United States > Biography.
Coaches (Athletics) > United States > Biography.
Sports > Social aspects > United States.

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