Flatiron Books Winter 2017 Books by Raincoast Books

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f l at ir on booksfeb ruary 2017 rise and fire the origins science and evolution of the jump shot and how it transformed basketball forever shawn fury an exploration of the play that revolutionized basketball and provided the greatest moments in the sport s history—from michael jordan s legacy-defining jumpers to ray allen’s mastery and more sports r e cr e at i o n ba sket ball flatiron books 2/21/2017 9781250116659 $16.99 $23.99 can trade paperback 352 pages carton qty 8.3 in h 5.5 in w plus one 8-page black-and-white photograph insert subrights uk rights flatiron books translation rights flatiron books other available formats hardcover isbn 9781250062161 ebook isbn 9781250062178 it’s hard to believe that there was a time when the jump shot didn’t exist in basketball when the sport was invented in 1891 players would take set shots with both feet firmly planted on the ground it took almost forty years before players began shooting jump shots of any kind and sixty-five years before it became a common sight the jump shot created a soaring offense infectious excitement loyal fans and legends rise and fire celebrates this crucial shot while tracing the history of how it revolutionized the game shedding light on all corners of the basketball world award-winning journalist shawn fury obsesses over the jump shot explores its fundamentals puzzles over its complexities marvels at its simplicity and honors those who created some of basketball’s greatest moments part history part travelogue and part memoir rise and fire bounces from the dirt courts of the 1930s to today’s nba courts and state-of-the-art shooting labs examining everything from how nets and rims affect a shooter to how the three-pointer came to rule the game m ar keting goodreads finished copy giveaways targeted facebook advertising blogger outreach to top sports sites analyzing the techniques and reliving some of the most unforgettable plays from the greats fury creates a technical personal historical and even spiritual examination of the shot this is not a dry how-to textbook of basketball mechanics it is a lively tour of basketball history and a love letter to the sport and the shot that changed it forever pr a i se “[fury’s reading about the jump shot is omnivorous.” —wall street journal “[an enthusiastic and entertaining…romp through basketball history… just like you want a great jump shooter on your team you want this book on your shelf.” -the washington post “a fascinating discourse on the evolution of the sport.” —library journal starred review shawn fury is an award-winning journalist who has written for newspapers in minnesota and north dakota and is also the author of keeping the faith in the trenches with college football’s worst team he lives in new york city with his wife louise 31