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Author Jones, Allen, 1950-

Title The rat that got away : a Bronx memoir / Allen Jones with Mark Naison
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 193 pages)
Contents Bronx Beginnings -- Oil and Water: An Unlikely Marriage -- Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child: Family -- The Love of God and the Lure of the Streets -- The South Bronx by Day and Night -- Lost and Found: Welcome to the '60s -- The Rules of the Game -- The Lessons of Sex -- Gains and Losses -- 1963 and Me -- What Women Want -- The Summer of Unrest: 1964 -- The Streets Are Alive: Summer of '65 -- Hustle and Heart, on and off Court -- Becoming a Subject to the Bitch Queen Heroin -- Welcome to Hell -- Shifting Loyalties -- The Road to The Tombs -- Do the Crime, Do the Time -- Judgment Day -- Free at Last! Free at Last ... -- Cornwall Academy -- Summer Schooling -- Going to College -- College: Round II -- Passage to Europe -- Homecoming -- The Year of the French -- A New Life in Luxembourg -- Finding My Groove -- Standing on Higher Ground
Summary The Rat That Got Away is an inspiring story of one man's odyssey from the streets of the Bronx to a life as a professional athlete and banker in Europe, but it is also provides a unique vantage point on the history of the Bronx and sheds new light on a neglected period in American urban history. Allen Jones grew up in a public housing project in the South Bronx at a time- the 1950's- when that neighborhood was place of optimism and hope for upwardly mobile Black and Latino families
Notes Print version record
Subject Jones, Allen, 1950- -- Childhood and youth.
African American basketball players -- Europe -- Biography.
African American young men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
African Americans -- Luxembourg -- Biography.
Drug dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Preparatory school students -- Massachusetts -- Great Barrington (Town) -- Biography.
Public housing -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Naison, Mark D., 1946-
ISBN 082323102X (cloth : alk. paper)
0823240827 (ebook)
9780823231027 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780823240821 (ebook)