Boom Town

Boom Town

A brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny, from award-winning journalist Sam Anderson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR ...

Author: Sam Anderson

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780804137324

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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A brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny, from award-winning journalist Sam Anderson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Chicago Tribune • San Francisco Chronicle • The Economist • Deadspin Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous “Land Run” in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on “the Process”—the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness—kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed. Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses; to civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, Boom Town offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.
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The 99 Invisible City

The 99  Invisible City

Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 2018.

Author: Roman Mars

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780358126607

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 400

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A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast
Categories: ARCHITECTURE

The Sixth Man

The Sixth Man

Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding ... Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis. New York: Crown, 2018. Bird, Larry. Drive. The Story of My Life.

Author: Łukasz Muniowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476685380

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 193

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While the starting lineup of an NBA team consists of five players, there are at least 12 on each roster. Allocating time on court to keep each of them satisfied is challenging. Theoretically the worst position on the roster is the sixth man--so close to being the starter yet seeming to be the odd man out. This book aims at dispelling that notion, presenting many important players who through the years came off the bench for NBA teams, proving that despite not starting, they were worthy of playing in the best basketball league in the world.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

Anderson is the author of the book Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis.

Author: Jason Wilson

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780358362036

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Page: 336

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The year's best travel writing, as chosen by series editor Jason Wilson and guest editor Robert Macfarlane. Writing, reading, and dreaming about travel have surged, writes Robert MacFarlane in his introduction to the Best American Travel Writing 2020. From an existential reckoning in avalanche school, to an act of kindness at the Mexican-American border, to a moral dilemma at a Kenyan orphanage, the journeys showcased in this collection are as spiritual as they are physical. These stories provide not just remarkable entertainment, but also, as MacFarlane says, deep comfort, "carrying hope, creating connections, transporting readers to other-worlds, and imagining alternative presents and alternative futures." The Best American Travel 2020 includes HEIDI JULAVITS - YIYUN LI - PAUL SALOPEK - LACY JOHNSON - EMMANUEL IDUMA - JON MOOALLEM - EMILY RABOTEAU and others
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The Best American Food Writing 2019

The Best American Food Writing 2019

He is the author of the book Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis. Mark Arax is an author and ...

Author: Samin Nosrat

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9781328662255

Category:

Page: 288

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New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Samin Nosrat collects the year's finest writing about food and drink. Best-selling author and winner of numerous awards, Samin Nosrat, selects the year's top food writing from writers who celebrate the many innovative, comforting, mouthwatering, and culturally rich culinary offerings of our country.
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Summary of Boom Town

Summary of Boom Town

These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: -Foster a deeper understand of the book -Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups -Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately -Explore unseen realms ...

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ISBN: 9798506156895

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Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis by Sam Anderson: Conversation Starters Oklahoma City is a place "born from chaos" and one of the "great weirdo cities of the world." Oklahoma's basketball team Thunder is likened to the city's wild ambition and energy. Author Sam Anderson mixes historical writing with sports journalism, urban tales and studies, memoirs of idiosyncratic personalities, and geographical descriptions to describe this quirky city. Fascinating characters people his stories including NBA players Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, the holy meteorologist Gary England, and the Flaming Lips eccentric frontman Wayne Coyne. Boom Town is written by Anderson, the multi-awarded journalist, and writer for New York Times Magazine. He is a winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: -Foster a deeper understand of the book -Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups -Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately -Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer This book is an independent resource to supplement the original book and is notaffiliated nor endorse by the original work in any way. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the originalbook, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.
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Summary of Boom Town by Sam Anderson Conversation Starters

Summary of Boom Town by Sam Anderson  Conversation Starters

Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never ...

Author: Paul Adams /. Bookhabits

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 0464691753

Category: Education

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Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, its Chaotic Founding.. its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis by Sam Anderson: Conversation Starters Oklahoma City is a place "born from chaos" and one of the "great weirdo cities of the world." Oklahoma's basketball team Thunder is likened to the city's wild ambition and energy. Author Sam Anderson mixes historical writing with sports journalism, urban tales and studies, memoirs of idiosyncratic personalities, and geographical descriptions to describe this quirky city. Fascinating characters people his stories including NBA players Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, the holy meteorologist Gary England, and the Flaming Lips eccentric frontman Wayne Coyne. Boom Town is written by Anderson, the multi-awarded journalist, and writer for New York Times Magazine. He is a winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
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