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Tricksters in the madhouse : Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948, John Christgau

Label
Tricksters in the madhouse : Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948
Title
Tricksters in the madhouse
Title remainder
Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948
Statement of responsibility
John Christgau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In February 1948 the brand-new, all-white Minneapolis Lakers were arguably the greatest basketball team in America, favored to win the World Professional Basketball Tournament later that year. Meanwhile the Harlem Globetrotters, at the center of black basketball, were riding their own incredible 103-game winning streak. Best known to white audiences for their clowning and comedy, the Globetrotters were not even thought to be in the same league with the mighty Lakers. So when these two powerhouses met for the first time - on February 19, 1948, before an audience of eighteen thousand in Chicago Stadium - basketball fans everywhere were in for an eye-opening performance."
  • "Tricksters in the Madhouse is the story of this pivotal meeting, a game that would encapsulate the growing racial tensions of the era, particularly the struggle of black Americans to gain legitimacy in the segregated world of sports. Play by play, John Christgau recreates the heart-stopping game that would shock white basketball fans raised to view black athletes in separate and unequal terms. Through in-depth interviews and extensive research, Christgau brings this critical match-up to life. By looking beyond the drama in the arena to the broader events of the day, he also puts the game in its sociological context, revealing how, even as it enacted the racial inequalities of the time, this crucial game represented an important step toward equality."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christgau, John
Dewey number
796.323/09776/579
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV885.42.M56
LC item number
C47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports rivalries
  • Minneapolis Lakers (Basketball team)
  • Harlem Globetrotters
Label
Tricksters in the madhouse : Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948, John Christgau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-215)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Race -- Ma Piersall -- The Kangaroo Kid -- Babe -- Goose -- Ermer -- The Fastest Runner on Sixty-first Street -- Blackie -- The King of Basketball -- The Crisco Kid -- Olson's Terrible Swedes -- Sambo -- Johnny and Abe -- Bucky -- Pop -- Marques -- Ted -- The Wee Ice Mon -- David and Goliath -- The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost -- The shot -- Sweetwater -- Shaq -- Rigo
Control code
54696442
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780803215269
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004005102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Tricksters in the madhouse : Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948, John Christgau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-215)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Race -- Ma Piersall -- The Kangaroo Kid -- Babe -- Goose -- Ermer -- The Fastest Runner on Sixty-first Street -- Blackie -- The King of Basketball -- The Crisco Kid -- Olson's Terrible Swedes -- Sambo -- Johnny and Abe -- Bucky -- Pop -- Marques -- Ted -- The Wee Ice Mon -- David and Goliath -- The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost -- The shot -- Sweetwater -- Shaq -- Rigo
Control code
54696442
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780803215269
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004005102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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