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Muck City Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town

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ISBN-10: 0307888630

ISBN-13: 9780307888631

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bryan Mealer

List price: $17.00
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In a town deep in the Florida Everglades, where high school football is the only escape, a haunted quarterback, a returning hero, and a scholar struggle against terrible odds.The loamy black “muck” that surrounds Belle Glade, Florida once built an empire for Big Sugar and provided much of the nation's vegetables, often on the backs of roving, destitute migrants. Many of these were children who honed their skills along the field rows and started one of the most legendary football programs in America. Belle Glade’s high school team, the Glades Central Raiders, has sent an extraordinary number of players to the National Football League – 27 since 1985, with five of those drafted in the first…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 8/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Bryan Mealerwas the Associated Press staff correspondent in Kinshasa, Congo, and has reported from places across the African continent, including Nairobi, S omalia, and Togo. His writing has appeared inHarper’sandEsquire, among other magazines. He was born in Odessa, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Brooklyn.