Season of Upsets: Farm boys, city kids, Hoosier basketball and the dawn of the 1950s
Publish Date: 2014-11-14
Author: Matthew A Werner
This is the incredible, untold story of the 1950 Indiana high school basketball season. The wild circumstances of that one season captured the essence of Hoosier hysteria in all its glory. But this is much more than a sports story. The students were born into the Great Depression and grew up in the shadow of World War II. The coaches were veterans of war. A fire destroyed a school, but not its spirit. A coal strike threatened everything. There were hard times and fond memories. But in the end, everyone shared one common love: basketball.
Here is what readers have said about SEASON of UPSETS: Much better than the movie 'Hoosiers.' You definitely succeeded in capturing the spirit of the time. It also brought a few tears to the eyes when remembering how we were and how times have changed. It would be a disservice to the book to compare it to the movie 'Hoosiers' because this book is a much more complete picture of what it was like for a small rural school's basketball team to face a much bigger urban school. Until now, after reading your book, have I ever fully understood what this one season in Indiana high school basketball some 60 plus years ago meant to so many others. If you love Hoosier basketball you will love this book! I keep stringing out the reading of the last quarter of the book--I am enjoying it so much, I don't want it to end!
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