The Resource Expatriate Games : My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball, (ebook)

Expatriate Games : My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball, (ebook)

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Expatriate Games : My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball
Title
Expatriate Games
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My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball
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eng
Summary
When Dave Fromm graduated from college with good grades and high LSAT scores, he planned to apply to law school. But he actually wasn't that sure he wanted to go, at least not right away. A few years earlier, he'd been to Prague for a weekend, and played a game of pickup basketball there. And he was a decent basketball player, though not good enough to make the team at Boston College either time he'd tried out. So he did the kind of thing we'd all do if we had the guts (and a foolhardy sense of determination) - he moved to Prague, even though he didn't speak Czech, or know anyone who'd been to Prague, or if they had basketball leagues there, much less professional leagues, much less if they let foreigners play. Expatriate Games is Dave Fromm's touching and amusing memoir of the year (1994) he spent playing basketball for TJ Sokol Kralovske Vinhorady, a Czech semi-pro team. Throughout, Fromm, a self-proclaimed "gym-rat," struggles with his teammates, the European style of play, and the language barrier. But miraculously, Fromm describes how despite the struggles the team came together, a girl appeared, and he was introduced to a side of Prague most foreigners can't--a Prague full of ghosts and back alleys and a people simultaneously embracing and reeling from transition
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Midwest
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1939-
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Fromm, David
Dewey number
  • 796.32309437/1
  • 796.323094371
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Basketball
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Expatriate Games : My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781626365094
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12355015
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remote
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MWT12355015
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Expatriate Games : My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781626365094
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12355015
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12355015
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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