Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year. 1968 and 1969: Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy are assassinated. Race relations are frayed l From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segreg...

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Title:Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing
Author:Wil Haygood
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Tigerland: The Miracle on East Broad Street
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing Reviews

  • Laura
    Aug 03, 2018
    Inspiring and informative look at a black basketball team and how the era in which it played (the 1968/69 school year) affected the players then and after. Perfect for bringing to life the events of 1968 and how people reacted. ARC provided by publisher. ...
  • Sarah
    Oct 10, 2018
    Really a three star read, but I live in Columbus so the local content boosted it for me. ...
  • Becky
    Mar 17, 2019
    Tigerland depicts a time of my youth and a place that was mere miles from my home, and yet the world of the East High School students and my world could have been on different planets. I attended the East High School basketball game against my high school during the 1968-69 basketball ...
  • Jean
    Apr 13, 2019
    Reading about Columbus history is fascinating to me. Even though I grew up in Bexley, a stone?s throw from East High School, my life was a very different life of privilege from the students in this book. The story told here of the state championships of the 68-69 year of East Hig...
  • Don Gorman
    Sep 30, 2018
    (1 1/2). I lived through all of the events that are the main focus of this book. Up close and personal, right here in Columbus, Ohio. I guess I naively expected this narration to focus more on the sports angle of things, but they are just a part of the story. Their is a large portion o...
  • Imaggieb
    Feb 19, 2019
    I am so grateful for this narrative of an area of town that I love teaching in! The details of the games and people featured in this book are masterfully researched and described. Thank you, Wil Haygood, for preserving the memories of such important voices in Columbus, Ohio. I especial...
  • Mindy
    Mar 30, 2019
    I grew up in the city where this book takes place so I was very interested in reading it. I was in elementary school in the 60's so I really didn't have a lot of knowledge of what was going on at the time. This book gave an excellent picture of race relations during that time and how i...
  • Marion Tilley
    Jan 25, 2019
    Reading "Tigerland" took me back fifty years ago to my junior year in high school. In 1979 I lived in Bexley, a wealthy suburb, which bordered the east side of Columbus. I thought I was fairly sophisticated at the time, but after reading "Tigerland," I now realize that my view of Centr...
  • Jenny
    Feb 19, 2019
    More like 3.5. This was a huge subject and sometimes it got overwhelming for this non-sports fan with sports scores and play by plays. But as a Columbus transplant living a few blocks from East High I found this so interesting and important. Definitely recommending. ...
  • Alice Fleury
    Dec 18, 2018
    Some of this was mesmerizing about the people and history of a time I remember. But there was too much other stuff for it to hold my interest. ...
  • Andre
    Aug 25, 2018
    A look back at the East High School run to the championship in basketball and baseball in the 1968-69 season. East High was on the east side of Columbus, OH. The east side in those days was predominantly Black and so the high school mirrored that demographic. 1968 was the year Martin L...
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    Mar 05, 2019
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    Dec 18, 2018
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  • Bob
    Aug 19, 2018
    Summary: The story of the 1968-69 East High School Tigers championship basketball and baseball teams at a black high school in segregated Columbus, Ohio during the tumultuous aftermath of the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr. I'm a Columbus, Ohio transplant, and like many, know lit...
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    Nov 16, 2018
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  • Cheryl
    Mar 04, 2019
    Haygood gives full, 20th century context to this moving, historical account that reads at a clip (think Laura Hillenbrand). And it's a darn good sports read! This meaningful, true story's locality has personal relevance: it takes place when and where I was born, exactly 50yrs ago RIGHT...
  • Becky Spratford
    Sep 19, 2018
    Three Words That Describe This Book: Intertwined Narratives, Inspiring, Strong Sense of Place The plot summary says just about everything you need to know about what happened in this book, but I would like to write about how the story is told. It is written in a very journalistic...
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    Oct 17, 2018
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  • Jennie
    Sep 30, 2018
    Great story & great history with captivating writing, but just way too long. However, easily skimmable, especially sections devoted to history that I was already well versed in. This book is about an all black high school in Columbus, OH in the aftermath of the King assassination. ...
  • SundayAtDusk
    Aug 20, 2018
    While I have little interest in basketball, I am highly interested in race issues, particularly civil rights matters of the 1960s, so decided to read this book, thinking I could skim over detailed sports stories. End up skimming, I did, but not just sports, because this book ended up b...
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    Nov 13, 2018
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    Feb 24, 2019
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    Jan 05, 2019
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  • Cathy
    Dec 15, 2018
    When I arrived in Ohio (Dayton) 30 years ago from a lifetime I the NE US, I felt like I had arrived in the South. After reading this book, I realize that this was the case. In addition to an education on Black/White relations in the 50's, 60's and 70's, I learned a lot about Black Ohio...
  • susan insley
    Oct 05, 2018
    A Story Very Well Told and a Must Read Will Haygood continues to mesmerize the reader with his story telling abilities. He deftly weaves the stories of a number of people and puts their stories in the context of the times. I hope he continues to give us more and thanks to Knopf for ...
  • Maxwell Schneider
    Mar 14, 2019
    I got really into this book because it does an excellent job of intertwining race, sports, culture, and history. Unfortunately, as I kept reading, it felt like it bit off too much for it to chew. There were threads I wish they had explored a little bit more, but they were sacrificed fo...
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    Feb 11, 2019
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    Jan 30, 2019
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  • Janet
    Feb 02, 2019
    I was looking forward to this book, but I was a little disappointed. I loved the portrait of the East High principal Jack Gibbs, I was surprised to learn a few facts about Jackie Robinson that I didn't know, and I was definitely cheering for both teams, especially the under-rated and i...
  • Mark Singer
    Nov 14, 2018
    As a basketball fan and someone who grew up in Columbus I enjoyed this book. I liked the juxtaposition of sports and politics. I was aware of the Columbus East team (greatest of all time in Ohio per many fans). I was a suburban pre-teen white male during this period and was mostly unaw...