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The Resource Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town, S. L. Price

Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town, S. L. Price

Label
Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town
Title
Playing through the whistle
Title remainder
steel, football, and an American town
Statement of responsibility
S. L. Price
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a Sports Illustrated senior writer, a moving epic of football and industrial America, telling the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, its now-shuttered steel mill, and its legendary high school football teamAliquippa, Pennsylvania is famous for two things: the Jones and Laughlin Steel mill, an industrial behemoth that helped win World War II; and football, with a high school team that has produced numerous NFL stars including Mike Ditka and Darrelle Revis. But the mill, once the fourth largest producer in America, closed for good in 2000. What happens to a town when a dream dies? Does it just disappear? In Playing through the Whistle, celebrated sports writer S. L. Price tells the story of this remarkable place, its people, its players, and through it, a wider story of American history from the turn of the twentieth century. Aliquippa has been many things--a rigidly controlled company town, a booming racial and ethnic melting pot, and for a brief time, a workers' paradise. Price expertly traces this history, while also recounting the birth and development of high school sports, from a minor pastime to a source of civic pride to today, when it sometimes seems like the only way out of a life of poverty, drug abuse, and crime. Playing through the Whistle is a masterpiece of narrative journalism that will make you cry and cheer in equal measure
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
796.33262
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Joe Barrett
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town, S. L. Price
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
13 audio discs (15 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504760195
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504760195
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPc1bp
  • ZEc1bp
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)951820989
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town, S. L. Price
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
13 audio discs (15 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504760195
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504760195
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPc1bp
  • ZEc1bp
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)951820989
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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