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Playing through the whistle

S. L. Price

Playing through the whistle

steel, football, and an American town

by S. L. Price

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Steel industry and trade,
  • Football,
  • Iron and steel workers,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementS.L. Price
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV959.53.A485 P75 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 550 pages
    Number of Pages550
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27225177M
    ISBN 100802125646
    ISBN 109780802125644
    OCLC/WorldCa939426739


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Playing Through the Whistle is an exhaustively reported and expertly written narrative about the rise and fall of industrial America―and football’s central place in that story.” ―Stefan Fatsis, author of A Few Seconds of Panic and Word Freak/5().

For a football fan and history buff who loves fiction and non-fiction where setting is a crucial element, Playing Through the Whistle is a great read. It's about a small, blue-collar steel town, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, that has produced a disproportionate number of extremely successful people/5.

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In Playing Through the Whistle, celebrated sportwriter S. Price tells the remarkable story of Aliquippa and through it, the larger history of American industry, sports, and life. Price charts the fortunes of Aliquippa’s celebrated team through championships under charismatic coaches and through hard times after the mill died.3/5(1).

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Playing Through the Whistle captures the story of Aliquippa, a small city of just over 9, people in western Pennsylvania, not far from Pittsburgh. The driving force behind its growth, which reac inwas the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company.

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1 Bestseller (Football) An Amazon Best Book of the Month (History and Nonfiction) "Evocative and enterprisingPages:   In Playing Through the Whistle, celebrated sportwriter S. Price tells the remarkable story of Aliquippa and through it, the larger history of American industry, sports, and life.

Price charts the fortunes of Aliquippa's celebrated team through championships under charismatic coaches and through hard times after the mill died/5(). Like the best sports books, Playing Through the Whistle is more than sports. It's about history, it's about geography, and most of all it's about a place where the American Dream checked out a long time ago, and the only thing left behind is the echo of yesterday's cheers/5().

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“Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town” illustrates what happens when we allow communities like Aliquippa to become merely outliers to the American Dream.

For an excellent companion piece check out Robert S. Dorsett’s “Lost Steel Plants of. What happens to a town when a dream dies. Does it just disappear?In Playing through the Whistle, celebrated sports writer S. Price tells the story of this remarkable place, its people, its players, and through it, a wider story of American history from the turn of the twentieth century.

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1 Bestseller (Football) An Amazon Best Book of the Month (History and Nonfiction) "Evocative and enterprising/5(). Critique of an S.L. Price book about Beaver County History in general and Aliquippa specifically.

Shot in basement Historical museum on March. Despite its troubles--maybe even because of them--Aliquippa became legendary for producing football greatness. A masterpiece of narrative journalism, Playing Through the Whistle tells the remarkable story of Aliquippa and through it, the larger history of American industry, sports, and life.

Like football, it will make you marvel, wince, cry. This book is better classified as a history book, as it describes the successes and failures of the town through the steel industry and the high school football team. It is a gripping story, one that is not always easy to read, and will not end on a happy note.

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Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town by S.L. Price. Once the steel mill closed, the only source of pride in Aliquippa, Pa., was high school football.

S.L. Price is the author of Playing Through the Whistle ( avg rating, ratings, 69 reviews, published ), Heart of the Game ( avg rating, 1 /5. Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town S.L. Price. Atlantic Monthly, $27 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book Aliquippa High.

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"Looks at the struggling steel town of Aliquippa, Pa., through the prism of its high school football. PLAYING THROUGH THE WHISTLE by SL Price is a comprehensive history of the town of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania told from two perspectives: J&L Steel, a thriving company that supplied wars and created structure integrity for metal works across the US and high school football; such a small town and yet one of the most such programs in the country winning countless titles and putting many young.

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