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The Resource Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding , its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis, Sam Anderson

Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding , its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis, Sam Anderson

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Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding , its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis
Title
Boom town
Title remainder
the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding , its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Sam Anderson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous "Land Run" in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team's 2012-13 season, when the Thunder's brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti's all-in gamble on "the Process"--the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team's best hope for long-term greatness--kicked off a pivotal year in the city's history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed."--
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Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1977-
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Anderson, Sam
Dewey number
976.6/38
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oklahoma City (Okla.)
  • Oklahoma City (Okla.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
Target audience
adult
Label
Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding , its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis, Sam Anderson
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
on1028606230
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 427 pages
Isbn
9780804137317
Lccn
2017054583
Other physical details
black and white photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1028606230
Label
Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding , its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis, Sam Anderson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
on1028606230
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 427 pages
Isbn
9780804137317
Lccn
2017054583
Other physical details
black and white photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1028606230

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