Hoop Dreams: The True Story of Hardship and Triumph (Paperback)

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For nearly five years Arthur Agee's and William Gates' remarkable lives were chronicled by a team of filmmakers. Roughly 250 hours of film were devoted to their journeys from the playgrounds to high school competition to college recruitment and -- whittled down to three hours -- it became the award-winning film Hoop Dreams. Now journalist Ben Joravsky vividly brings to light all the richness and subtlety of their stories, and the impact their aspirations had on themselves, their families and their relationships. It is an intimate look, complete with an up-to-date epilogue on the latest developments in their lives.

About the Author

Ben Joravsky is a prize winning journalist whose piece about Chicago's Roosevelt High School was chosen as one of 1992's outstanding sports articles.

Co-author of Race and Politics in Chicago,he is a resident of Chicago, Illinois.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060976897
ISBN-10: 0060976896
Publisher: It Books
Publication Date: February 2nd, 1996
Pages: 320
Language: English