5 Good Boys

By: Rutman, Leo

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[good solid copy, slight browning to top page edges, slight fading to boards along top/bottom edges; jacket faintly soiled, very minor chipping at top of spine]. A novel obviously inspired by the New York college basketball point-shaving scandal of the early 1950s. "A driven coach forges five good boys from the playgrounds and ghettos of Brooklyn and the Bronx into possibly the best team ever to play college basketball, a team that will win both the NCAA and NIT championships. The boys are street-smart but not wise enough to resist the easy money that comes from winning--by not too many points." [The non-fiction companion to this volume would be the classic "The Game They Played" by Stanley Cohen.]

Title: 5 Good Boys

Author: Rutman, Leo

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Bob Silverman

Categories: Fiction: Sports,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1982

ISBN Number: 0-670-31704-7

ISBN Number 13: 9780670317042

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 8007

Keywords: Basketball Cheating Gambling New York City College Sports NCAA Bookmaking