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Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

A solid read, good, but, for a book high on many lists of the best sportswriting ever (why I chose to read it), it doesn't make that leap to greatness, at least for me. It's not that it's about a team ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Shannon Drake - Goodreads

An interesting enough book and a good look at the racial tensions in America at that time, especially the transition from--let's be fair here--a game played by big slow white dudes to a more fast ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - J. Alfred - Goodreads

Like all good sports books, this one recognizes that sports are about more than just sports. This one goes over all kinds of issues: I'd describe the storytelling technique as 'tidal.' That is, in ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Ulhothot - Goodreads

I wanted to love this book but only liked it. I remember it jumping around a lot which forced me to re-read several chapters over again. Pretty sure I read most of it while on a spin bike, which may ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Andy Steinberg - Goodreads

Well written, and a pretty interesting glimpse into American basketball culture in the late 1970s, especially as it relates to race. However, it gets bogged down in details of salary negotiations and ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Thomas D Sinex - Goodreads

Interesting but sometimes a bit long-winded... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

This book is about the Portland Trail Blazers' 79-80 season, the year after Walton left in a cloud of accusations of malpractice. Two years before, Portland had won their only championship with a ... Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Ezra Adams - Goodreads

Halberstam is an essential author - I read anything he's written - but this is not his strongest work. Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - David - Goodreads

At first, you may find it difficult to believe that David Halberstam didn't know the difference between "eager" and "anxious," but by the end of this book, you will be convinced. Read full review

Review: The Breaks of the Game

User Review  - Eric Zimmerman - Goodreads

Sometimes you just want Halberstam to have more of a voice, to be a little bit brash. But as always, the journalism is top notch. Read full review


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