[Epub] ↠ Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town Autor S. L. Price – Islecook.co.uk

Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town 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 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, And Its Players And, Through It, A Wider Story Of American History From The Turn Of The Th 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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6 thoughts on “Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town

  1. says:

    Playing Through the Whistle Steel, Football, and an American Town by S L Price, is a long, somewhat convoluted look at the steel city of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Famed for it s production of steel products and athletes seemingly made of steel, the city has gone from a company town for J L Steel, to a small town typical today with drugs and unemployment Mike Ditka and the other football and bas


  2. says:

    This is an excellent book by an author who can really write Too often, localized history books are written in an awkward, scholarly, manner, and they re hard to read This author details in an interesting and exciting way how a once proud steel town transfers all of its pride to its high school football team, while at the same time experiences difficulty solving its social and cultural problems He mak


  3. says:

    This is a fascinating book about the history Aliquippa, PA, a seemingly insignificant town on the banks of the Ohio River and how despite its size and socio economic standing, has managed to produce an inordinate number of sports and other stars Henry Mancini, Mike Ditka, Darrelle Revis, , and influence American history in general The history of Aliquippa is the history of the rise and fall of working class


  4. says:

    Having grown up in a steel mill town about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, and playing football in high school and in college in the 1970 s, I was expecting The book does a good job detailing the history of Aliquippa, PA, however, it does not go into great detail concerning the lives of the Aliquippa players There is too much discussion of the social and economic struggles of the town and its residents, and what


  5. says:

    As for my credentials to write a review of Playing Through the Whistle, I was born in Aliquippa literally, in the house that used to occupy what is now the parking lot of the Lebanese Club , went to the long gone Methodist Church intersection of Franklin Ave Main St , grade school in the long gone Portables and graduated AHS in the class just behind Gustie Avrokatos the CIA agent in Charlie Wilson s War and just ahead of Mi


  6. says:

    I was expecting an inspiring tale about football It s so much than that For me, this excellent book is a welcome surprise It s the story of the founding of a Pennsylvania steel town and those who those who lived there in the beginning and now High school football is just the unifying theme that unites the past, present, and future.Stories of actual people and how they lived there Extended entries with people who were born and rais


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