All the Dreams We've Dreamed : A Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago's West Side Hardback
by Rus Bradburd
Marshall High School coach Shawn Harrington was hired a decade after appearing in the iconic basketball documentary film Hoop Dreams .
In January of 2014, he was planning to turn the team's struggling record around with the help of some promising players.
But it all came to a halt while he was driving his daughter to school.
In a case of mistaken identity, two young men fired on them.
Heroically using his body to shield his daughter, Harrington was struck and paralyzed. The shooting was followed by a series of events that had a devastating impact on Harrington and on Marshall's basketball family.
Over the next three years, as a shocking number of players were murdered, it became obvious that the dream of the game providing a better life had nearly dissolved. All the Dreams We've Dreamed is a true story of courage, endurance and friendship in one of America's most violent neighborhoods.
Author Rus Bradburd, who has an intimate forty-year relationship to Chicago basketball, tells Shawn's story with empathy and care, exploring the intertwined tragedies of gun violence, health care failure, racial assumptions, union apathy and corruption in big-time basketball—and the hope that can survive them all.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Chicago Review Press
- Publication Date: 01/05/2018
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781613739310