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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

Anderson, Sam, 1977- Book - 2018 976.638 An, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Sports / Basketball 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Call Number: 976.638 An, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Sports / Basketball
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Westgate Branch

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Includes index.
"A lively and introspective look into Oklahoma City, where colorful city officials business leaders, artists, and sports fans have turned an unassuming Southwestern city into a thriving metropolis with a dazzling basketball team"-- Provided by publisher.

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Interesting, often funny look at a city's history and purpose submitted by kkrasity on July 27, 2019, 7:39pm As someone who doesn't really follow basketball (or live in Oklahoma), I was a little apprehensive about how interesting I would find this book, particularly given its categorization in the "Sports" section. My fears were definitely proven wrong by the first few chapters--this is a well-written look at the founding, growth, and future of Oklahoma City through the lens of several different aspects of the city, including the Oklahoma City Thunder, weathermen, and boomtown settlers. The author acknowledges at the start that Oklahoma City is not the flashiest of topics, but he takes you on a surprisingly fascinating journey through the city's history that made me both laugh out loud and tear up multiple times.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Crown, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 427 pages : black and white photographs ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780804137317

SUBJECTS
Oklahoma City (Okla.) -- History.
Oklahoma City (Okla.) -- Social life and customs.