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Author Naison, Mark

Title The Rat That Got Away : a Bronx Memoir
Published Bronx : Fordham University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (309 pages)
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Introduction by Mark Naison; 1 Bronx Beginnings; 2 Oil and Water: An Unlikely Marriage; 3 Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child: Family; 4 Love of God and the Lure of the Streets; 5 The South Bronx by Day and Night; 6 Lost and Found: Welcome to the '60s; 7 The Rules of the Game; 8 The Lessons of Sex; 9 Gains and Losses; 10 1963 and Me; 11 What Women Want; 12 The Summer of Unrest: 1964; 13 The Streets Are Alive: Summer of '65; 14 Hustle and Heart, on and off Court; 15 Becoming a Subject to the Bitch Queen Heroin; 16 Welcome to Hell
17 Shifting Loyalties18 The Road to The Tombs; 19 Do the Crime, Do the Time; 20 Judgment Day; 21 Free at Last! Free at Last . . .; 22 Cornwall Academy; 23 Summer Schooling; 24 Going to College; 25 College: Round II; 26 Passage to Europe; 27 Homecoming; 28 The Year of the French; 29 A New Life in Luxembourg; 30 Finding My Groove; 31 Standing on Higher Ground; Acknowledgments
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. Brought up in a two parent household, with many neighborhood mentors, Jones led an almost charmed life as a buddi
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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 Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823231046