Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year. 1968 and 1969: Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy are assassinated. Race relations are frayed l From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segreg...

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Title:Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing
Author:Wil Haygood
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:Tigerland: The Miracle on East Broad Street
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing Reviews

  • Monica
    Oct 30, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Laura
    Aug 03, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

  • Drew Beja
    Oct 20, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Sarah
    Oct 10, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

  • Linda
    Sep 21, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Don Gorman
    Sep 30, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

  • Alan
    Oct 26, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Andre
    Aug 25, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

  • Bob
    Aug 19, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

  • Phil
    Nov 16, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Becky Spratford
    Sep 19, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

  • Larry
    Sep 22, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Ellen
    Oct 22, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Ena
    Oct 17, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Jennie
    Sep 30, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

  • Brigitte Green
    Oct 16, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • SundayAtDusk
    Aug 20, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

  • John Yingling
    Nov 13, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Angela Oneal
    Oct 22, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Steve Schneider
    Nov 05, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Madeline Phaby
    Nov 04, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • susan insley
    Oct 05, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

  • Katie Sellergren
    Oct 16, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • patricia bulhack
    Nov 08, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Bethany Klynn
    Oct 27, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • DeWayne Mason
    Oct 17, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Jenny
    Sep 25, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Brock Woodford
    Aug 21, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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  • Mark Singer
    Nov 14, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

  • Matthewlloyd121676
    Nov 01, 2018

    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...

    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...

    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...

    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...

    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...

    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...

    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...

    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...

    I am leading a discussion of this book on 9/20/18 and will have notes from that discussion on the blog soon. ...

    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...

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