The Graves County Boys: A Tale of Kentucky Basketball, Perseverance, and the Unlikely Championship of the Cuba Cubs

Marianne Walker

Published by University Press of Kentucky, 2013
ISBN 10: 0813143055 / ISBN 13: 9780813143057
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.25 avg rating
(8 ratings)

Synopsis: In 1952, just one year after Coach Adolph Rupp's University of Kentucky Wildcats won their third national championship in four years, an unlikely high school basketball team from rural Graves County, Kentucky, stole the spotlight and the media's attention. Inspired by young coach Jack Story and by the Harlem Globetrotters, the Cuba Cubs grabbed headlines when they rose from relative obscurity to defeat the big-city favorite and win the state championship.

A classic underdog tale, The Graves County Boys chronicles how five boys from a tiny high school in southwestern Kentucky captured the hearts of basketball fans nationwide. Marianne Walker weaves together details about the players, their coach, and their relationships in a page-turning account of triumph over adversity. This inspiring David and Goliath story takes the reader on a journey from the team's heartbreaking defeat in the 1951 state championship to their triumphant victory over Louisville Manual the next year.

More than just a basketball narrative, the book explores a period in American life when indoor plumbing and electricity were still luxuries in some areas of the country and when hardship was a way of life. With no funded school programs or bus system, the Cubs's success was a testament to the sacrifices of family and neighbors who believed in their team. Featuring new photographs, a foreword by University of Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall, and a new epilogue detailing where the players are now, The Graves County Boys is an unforgettable story of how a community pulled together to make a dream come true.

About the Author: Marianne Walker is a retired professor of English and philosophy at Henderson Community College and the author of Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone With the Wind.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Graves County Boys: A Tale of Kentucky ...
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana
(Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. This is a paper back book. The pages have normal wear. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. Bookseller Inventory # 3O6F48000NKQ

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Walker, Marianne
Published by University Press of Kentucky (2013)
ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books From California
(Simi Valley, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001608003

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Walker, Marianne; Hall, Joe B. [Foreword]
Published by University Press of Kentucky (2013)
ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BooksSavvy
(Canyon Country, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Good Customer Service. Will Package Well. Bookseller Inventory # BV52042

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Walker, Marianne
Published by University Press of Kentucky
ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0813143055 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE. Bookseller Inventory # Z0813143055Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 12.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Walker, Marianne
Published by University Press of Kentucky
ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
JVG Books LLC
(Westfield, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Fine. 0813143055 Clean, Unmarked Copy. Bookseller Inventory # TRD000056926

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Walker, Marianne & Joe B. Hall
Published by University Press of Kentucky (2013)
ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
GLOVER'S BOOKERY, ABAA
(Lexington, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 262 pp; Excellent book. Bookseller Inventory # 303735

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Walker, Marianne & Joe Hall
Published by University Press of Kentucky (2013)
ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
A Reader's Corner
(Louisville, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.70 inches; 262 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 148804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 11.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Walker, Marianne
ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9780813143057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Marianne Walker
Published by The University Press of Kentucky, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University Press of Kentucky, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1952, a year when Coach Adolph Rupp s University of Kentucky Wildcats won their third national championship in four years, an unlikely high school basketball team from rural Graves County, Kentucky, stole the spotlight and the media s attention. Inspired by young coach Jack Story and by the Harlem Globetrotters, the Cuba Cubs grabbed headlines when they rose from relative obscurity to defeat the big-city favorite and win the state championship. A classic underdog tale, The Graves County Boys chronicles how five boys from a tiny high school in southwestern Kentucky captured the hearts of basketball fans nationwide. Marianne Walker weaves together details about the players, their coach, and their relationships in a page-turning account of triumph over adversity. This inspiring David and Goliath story takes the reader on a journey from the team s heartbreaking defeat in the 1951 state championship to their triumphant victory over Louisville Manual the next year. More than just a basketball narrative, the book explores a period in American life when indoor plumbing and electricity were still luxuries in some areas of the country and when hardship was a way of life. With no funded school programs or bus system, the Cubs s success was a testament to the sacrifices of family and neighbors who believed in their team. Featuring new photographs, a foreword by University of Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall, and a new epilogue detailing where the players are now, The Graves County Boys is an unforgettable story of how a community pulled together to make a dream come true. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780813143057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Walker, Marianne
ISBN 10: 0813143055 ISBN 13: 9780813143057
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780813143057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 23 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book