All the Dreams We've Dreamed : A Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago's West Side, Hardback Book

All the Dreams We've Dreamed : A Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago's West Side Hardback

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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781613739310

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