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Pacific Rims Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball

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ISBN-10: 0451233220

ISBN-13: 9780451233226

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rafe Bartholomew

List price: $17.00
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Description:

A young man's journey through the Philippines' most unlikely obsession: basketball. In Pacific Rims, Rafe Bartholemew, journalist, New Yorker, and veteran baller, ventures through the Philippines to investigate the country's love of basketball. From street corners where diehards fashion hoops out of old car parts to the professional league where politicians exploit team loyalties to win elections, Pacific Rimsgets the story-and gets in the game.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction
Hoop Epiphanies
Alaska in the Philippines
A Career Reborn
A Head Start Becomes Destiny
From Savior to Lemon, in 48 Minutes
The Birth of Paeng Bartolome and Other Initiations
The Legend of the Black Superman
A Rim in Every Baryo
Fil-Am or Fil-Sham?
Courts of Public Opinion
My Big Break
Hee-neh-bra!
Skirts Versus Squirts
Powers that Be
The Gift of Basketball