New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Fine in Near Fine dj. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0-374-21293-7 . [nice tight clean copy, with no discernible wear to book; jacket a little bit rubbed, but bright and clean]. INSCRIBED to friends and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. An "autobiographical documentary" of the college basketball scandal of the early 1950's, when several members of the 1949-50 City College (N.Y.) team -- the first and only team to ever win both the NIT and the NCAA tournaments in the same season -- were arrested for fixing the scores of basketball games. The scandal spread to other New York City teams, and then to colleges in other parts of the country. The author "uses basketball as a means of reflecting on middle-class morality, life in the boroughs of New York, the political climate of the fifties, the mechanics of the legal system, and the differences as well as the similarities between rural and urban America." Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 20669)
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