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The City Game by Matthew Goodman
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Nov 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781101882832
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“Matthew Goodman has composed a portrait of an era that transcends sports. Painstakingly reported and written with great affection, The City Game is a masterpiece of American storytelling.”—Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Devil in the Grove
 
“Matthew Goodman tells this remarkable story—simultaneously stirring and upsetting—with the skills it merits: deep reporting, insightful writing, and a sure-footed comprehension of time and place.”—Daniel Okrent, author of The Guarded Gate
 
“Exhaustively reported, lavishly detailed, expertly told, The City Game is the definitive gripping account of the biggest scandal in the history of American sports. Smoke doesn’t rise to the rafters of Madison Square Garden anymore, but this story of innocence, power, corruption, greed, and exploitation in the world of college athletics is as relevant as ever.”—Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic
 
“Fans of college hoops will devour Goodman’s excellent history. . . . Goodman effectively combines interviews and extensive research to definitively recreate the unfortunate story of the 1949–50 City College of New York basketball team, which won an unprecedented two college championships in the same year (the NIT and the NCAA) before being tainted by a point-shaving scandal involving several of its stars.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“A richly detailed portrait of mid-twentieth-century New York City . . . This is a marvelous, vibrant recounting of a bit of sports history in which the backdrop of New York dominates.”Booklist (starred review)

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