Item description for Slam Dunk to Glory by David Lattin...
Great things can happen when you dare to seize your dream! It was the college basketball game that changed everything. When five young black athletes from Texas Western took the court and defeated an all-white squad from Kentucky for the 1966 NCAA championship, the doors of opportunity were immediately knocked down allowing greater racial equality in college sports to become the norm. David Big Daddy D Lattin was one of the driving forces in that game from the opening tip right down to his earth-shattering, establishment-shaking dunks. Slam Dunk to Glory is Lattin s personal account of the magical season that was recently portrayed in the major motion picture Glory Road. With an honest and transparent writing style, Lattin takes sports fans back in time to an era of civil unrest and societal turmoil. While some of the country s darker moments are exposed, Slam Dunk to Glory is ultimately about achieving greatness despite overwhelming odds. This engaging autobiography also includes a 31-page center section of photos from the 1966 season and other key parts of Lattin s life. For sports fans and history buffs alike, Slam Dunk to Glory offers a challenging yet inspirational look at the evolution of race in the United States. Destined to become an instant classic, this title will likely earn its way into the essential sports library.
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Studio: White Stone Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.7"
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher WHITE STONE BOOKS #1458
ISBN 1593791178 ISBN13 9781593791179