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

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

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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
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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 team. Aliquippa, 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
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1962-
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Price, S. L.
Dewey number
796.33262
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Joe Barrett
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1950-
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  • Barrett, Joe
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  • Football
  • Steel industry and trade
  • Iron and steel workers
  • Aliquippa (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
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Label
Playing through the whistle: : steel, football, and an American town, S. L. Price, (eaudio)
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 17 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781504760232
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11721002
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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11721002
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MWT11721002
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Playing through the whistle: : steel, football, and an American town, S. L. Price, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 17 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504760232
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11721002
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11721002
System control number
MWT11721002
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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