By Marianne Walker,Joe B. Hall
In 1952, only one 12 months after trainer Adolph Rupp's collage of Kentucky Wildcats received their 3rd nationwide championship in 4 years, an not going highschool basketball crew from rural Graves County, Kentucky, stole the highlight and the media's realization. encouraged by means of younger trainer Jack tale and via the Harlem Globetrotters, the Cuba Cubs grabbed headlines after they rose from relative obscurity to defeat the big-city favourite and win the nation championship.
A vintage underdog story, The Graves County Boys chronicles how 5 boys from a tiny highschool in southwestern Kentucky captured the hearts of basketball lovers national. Marianne Walker weaves jointly information about the avid gamers, their trainer, and their relationships in a page-turning account of conquer adversity. This inspiring David and Goliath tale takes the reader on a trip from the team's heartbreaking defeat within the 1951 nation championship to their victorious victory over Louisville handbook the following year.
More than simply a basketball narrative, the publication explores a interval in American existence while indoor plumbing and electrical energy have been nonetheless luxuries in a few components of the rustic and while difficulty used to be a life-style. with out funded college courses or bus procedure, the Cubs's luck used to be a testomony to the sacrifices of relatives and friends who believed of their staff. that includes new photos, a foreword by way of collage of Kentucky trainer Joe B. corridor, and a brand new epilogue detailing the place the avid gamers at the moment are, The Graves County Boys is an unforgettable tale of the way a neighborhood pulled jointly to make a dream come true.
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The Graves County Boys: A Tale of Kentucky Basketball, Perseverance, and the Unlikely Championship of the Cuba Cubs by Marianne Walker,Joe B. Hall