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The Resource Strong inside : Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South, Andrew Maraniss

Strong inside : Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South, Andrew Maraniss

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Strong inside : Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South
Title
Strong inside
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Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South
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Andrew Maraniss
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Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The "untold story of Perry Wallace, a brilliant student and talented athlete who became the first African-American basketball player in the SEC at Vanderbilt University during the tumultuous late 1960s. The [book] places Wallace's struggles and ultimate success into the larger contexts of civil rights and race relations in the South"--Provided by publisher
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Review
Playing for Vanderbilt University's Commodores in 1967–70, Perry Wallace broke the color barrier in Southeastern Conference basketball. In his debut book, media relations specialist and Vanderbilt graduate Maraniss tracks Wallace's years at the university, from his childhood in segregated Nashville to high school basketball champion and All-American and onward to his becoming a law professor. Maraniss's life-and-times treatment of the 6'5" front-court scorer, rebounder, and shot blocker weaves Wallace's daily disappointments and frustrations as a black athlete with the problems and controversies surrounding him on and off campus. The author spotlights media coverage and university politics as he mixes scores and highlights, sometimes moving play by play, with descriptions of the continually hostile environments of cramped gyms against conference and nonconference foes, the changing landscape of college basketball, the South as a region, and American sports in the 1960s. VERDICT With insight into the motivation and maturing of a African American man amid rabid hostility in the age of desegregation, Maraniss presents social and sports historians and interested readers with an engaging tour that exposes the challenges of change in the South and in college sports with the arrival of black athletes center stage in the white world.— Thomas J. Davis, Arizona State Univ., Tempe --Thomas J. Davis (Reviewed November 15, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 19, p95)
Biography type
individual biography
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10394435
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DLC
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Maraniss, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV884.W29
LC item number
M37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wallace, Perry
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanderbilt Commodores (Basketball team)
  • Basketball players
  • Racism in sports
  • Civil rights
  • Southern States
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Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South
Label
Strong inside : Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South, Andrew Maraniss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1061475
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 467 pages
Isbn
9780826520234
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014015257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826520234
  • (OCoLC)874970560
Label
Strong inside : Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South, Andrew Maraniss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1061475
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 467 pages
Isbn
9780826520234
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014015257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826520234
  • (OCoLC)874970560

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