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Outside shooter : a memoir

Author: Philip Raisor
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2003.
Series: Sports and American culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Philip Raisor was on the losing side in two of the most storied basketball games ever played. He started at guard for the Muncie Central Bearcats, who fell in the 1954 Indiana state final to tiny Milan, the David-over-Goliath event that inspired the movie Hoosiers. On a basketball scholarship to the University of Kansas, he watched his Wilt Chamberlain-led Jayhawks lose the 1957 NCAA championship in triple overtime

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Raisor, Philip, 1938-
Outside shooter.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2003
Online version:
Raisor, Philip, 1938-
Outside shooter.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2003
Named Person: Philip Raisor; Philip Raisor
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Raisor
ISBN: 0826215084 9780826215086 0826214843 9780826214843
OCLC Number: 51965261
Description: 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Defeat begins inside --
Pig's night out --
The titanic clash --
A cache of silver dollars --
Heartbreak hotel --
Aprés le Mardi Gras --
The hangnail --
Do not expect too much --
Under court order.
Series Title: Sports and American culture series.
Responsibility: Philip Raisor.
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Here, Philip Raisor recounts the hard knocks and hard-won triumphs of a basketball odyssey across 1950s America, from Indiana to Kansas to Louisiana, and from adolescence to adulthood. He also  Read more...


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It is the kind of narrative that gives memoir a good name. A story of such honesty and humor and directness that the reader is made to feel as if he has not merely read about experience but lived Read more...

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