Fixed: How Goodfellas Bought Boston College Basketball

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.35 X 0.92 X 9.3 inches | 1.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780878331925
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About the Author

David Porter is an accomplished sportswriter and columnist with over 15 years of experience in the print and online news business. He has written extensively for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Trenton (NJ) Times, and Foxsports.com, as well as contributed to The Sporting News, Soccer america and Hockey Stars magazines. It was while David was on assignment that he met some of the major players in the Boston College point-shaving case. He lives in Trenton, NJ.

Reviews

[This book] is an ambitious recap of the point-shaving scandal that struck Boston College in the 1978-79 season...Porter's reporting is meticulous and his narrative brisk...--Chicago Tribune
In this well-researched book, Porter...offers a disturbing glimpse of a gambling scandal that involved the Mafia and the 1978-79 Boston College basketball team. [A] compelling story...--Library Journal
Big-time mobsters, All-American athletes and high-powered lawyers are but a few of the intriguing characters who appear in Porter's well-researched, action-packed account of the 1978-1979 Boston College point-shaving scandal.--Publishers Weekly
...a lively book.--Philadelphia Daily News
Fixed is compelling drama.--Chicago Sun-Times
[An] eye-opening account of a point-shaving scandal involving the Boston College basketball team in the 1978-79 season...Porter exhaustively studies the entire history of this scandal.--Sacramento Bee