Heaven is a Playground by Rick Telander, 4th Ed., signed


Heaven is a Playground was the first book on the uniquely American phenomenon of urban basketball. Rick Telander, a photojournalist and former high school basketball player, spent part of the summer of 1973 and all of the summer of 1974 in Brooklyn living the playground life with his subjects at Foster Park in Flatbush. He slept on the floor of a park regular's apartment, observing, questioning, traveling, playing with the locals, and eventually coaching a ragtag group of park teenagers whose hopes of better lives were often fanatically attached to the transcendent game itself.



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