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Public Affairs, $26 (384p) ISBN 978-1-58648-469-9<br /> <p>In this engaging book about Boston&rsquo;s Charlestown High School basketball team, Swidey, a staff writer for the <em>Boston Globe Magazine</em>, explains that &ldquo;[b]eing part of the Charlestown program was no guarantee that a kid would become a success.... But dropping out of the program dramatically increased the odds that he wouldn&rsquo;t.&rdquo; Head coach Jack O&rsquo;Brien benefited from the team aside from its gaudy won-loss record. Unmarried and with a shattered family history, O&rsquo;Brien found that the &ldquo;rigid team structure... offer[ed] the trappings of home.&rdquo; Like a concerned parent, O&rsquo;Brien worked year-round to keep his kids away from the overwhelming daily wave of crime and bad influences and into the security of a college-educated future. Swidey masterfully shows over the course of two seasons the struggle O&rsquo;Brien and his players face in maintaining success on and off the court. 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Swidey expertly examines the slippery slope of Charlestown&rsquo;s success, tying it into Boston&rsquo;s disastrous busing scandal and an underwhelming legal system that perpetuates crime, while he builds narrative momentum and details his subjects with the touch of a skilled novelist.<br> This is a prodigiously reported, compulsively readable book that readers<br> (sport fans or not) will savor. <em>(Jan.)</em></p> <tr> <td id="footerContainer" colspan="2"><span class="noindex"> <div id="footerNav"><a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/info/CA6415526.html">About Us</a> &nbsp;| &nbsp; <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/info/CA6415527.html">Advertising Info</a> &nbsp;| &nbsp;<a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/info/CA6428088.html">Submissions</a> &nbsp;| &nbsp;<a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/info/CA6415529.html">Site Map</a> &nbsp;| &nbsp;<a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/info/CA6415530.html">Contact Us</a> &nbsp;| &nbsp;<a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/subscribe.asp?screen=ai1 ">Subscriptions</a> &nbsp; <!--| &nbsp;<a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/affiliate/27971.html">Affiliate Links</a>--> </div> <div id="footerText"> &copy;2007 <a href="http://www.reedbusiness.com/index.html" target="_blank">Reed Business Information</a>, a division of <a href="http://www.r-e.com/" target="_blank">Reed Elsevier Inc.</a> All rights reserved.<br /> Use of this Web site is subject to its <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/info/CA337409.html">Terms of Use</a> | <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/info/CA337408.html">Privacy Policy</a> </div> </body></html>