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The Last Magic Summer - A Season with My Son - Gent, Peter
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Gent, Peter:
The Last Magic Summer - A Season with My Son - signed or inscribed book

1996, ISBN: 9780688133658

Hardcover, ID: 236994259

NY: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1996. First printing of the Morrow hardcover edition. x, 230pp. Green faux cloth, silver gilt spine lettering. Dust Jacket price 24.00. Signed by Gent to half-title page. Book and dust jacket are in fine, unread condition. No remainder markings. Peter Gent has written some of the best Texas sports novels of the 20th-century, including possibly the finest ever written, 'North Dallas Forty'. In addition, through the lens of his sports fiction, he has satirically, and at times brutally, examined the Texas identity. Peter Gent along with Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Bud Shrake, and Dan Jenkins formed the infamous group of Texas Literary Outlaws called the Mad Dogs, a group of Texas writers who stood apart from Texas' conservative establishment. These six writers closely observed the effects of the Vietnam War; the Kennedy assassination; the rapid population shift from rural to urban environments; Lyndon Johnson's rise to national prominence; the Civil Rights Movement; Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys; Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, the new Outlaw music scene; the birth of a Texas film industry; Texas Monthly magazine. The Mad Dogs were less interested in Texas' mythic past than in the world they knew firsthand-a place of fast-growing cities and hard-edged political battles. Despite their popular image, the Mad Dogs were deadly serious as they turned their gaze on their home state, and they chronicled Texas culture with daring, wit, and sophistication. "Gent, a former Dallas Cowboy wide receiver and author of 'North Dallas Forty', saw his professional and personal lives run aground after that fast start: there were subsequent books, though none as successful as the first, and his marriage ended in divorce and a bitter custody battle. By the early 1990s, in financial and physical tatters (his ex-NFL body aged before its time), Gent took solace in coaching his son Carter's summer-league baseball team. This account of that experience is more than another father-and-son-bond-with-baseball story. Painfully aware that his future is a smaller measure of time than his past, Gent places his life in a parental rather than vocational context, reflecting sensitively on the divorce and the fact that Carter was the innocent victim. This book will reach far beyond sports fans: anyone who has ever suffered the pain of divorce--as a parent or a child--will identify with the Gents and wish them a satisfying future." - Wes Lukowsky, Booklist. "Peter Gent grew up in Bangor, Michigan (population 2,000), one of the poorest towns in one of the poorest counties in Michigan. Gent fell in love with sports in Bangor, and eventually left the town for a roller-coaster career - first as a star football player for the Dallas Cowboys, then as a best-selling author and Hollywood screenwriter with North Dallas Forty. But Gent crashed and burned out in the fast lane. A wrenching divorce was followed by a brutal custody battle that tore his family apart. When it was finally over, he managed to rescue his six-year-old son, Carter, from the wreckage, and returned home to raise his boy in the simple, authentic environment of a small American town.'The Last Magic Summer' is a poignant memoir of the slow process by which Gent and Carter repaired their lives. They found healing in the game of baseball: Peter felt that the best way he could spend real, quality time with his boy, and impart whatever wisdom he had gathered, was to coach Carter, which he did for ten baseball summers. In the foreground of this story is the final season, and the struggles of Carter's ragtag, blue-collar team against the spiffier, better-financed clubs from downstate. Can the Bangor team overcome the odds and find the magic it needs to prevail? 'The Last Magic Summer' is an inspiring baseball book, celebrating the redemptive power of sport, and that pure time when baseball was not just a business, and when your son is just an innocent kid who loves to play ball. But this is more than a baseball book: It is the bittersweet story of the loss of innocence and the turning point in a father's relationship with his son. Carter has grown into a young man, and in the fall he will leave home for college. This is his last summer with his dad, who is himself rounding fifty and facing the loneliness of the second half of life. After fighting so hard to save his boy from the mistakes of his own youth, and after having raised him as a single father for ten years, Gent must come to terms with the most painful part of parenthood: letting your child go." - dust jacket flaps. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket/Fine. Illus. by Dust Jacket Design and Illustration By Wendell Minor; Book Design By Leah Carlson. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1996

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Gent, Peter:
The Last Magic Summer - A Season with My Son - signed or inscribed book

1996, ISBN: 9780688133658

Hardcover, ID: 236994259

NY: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1996. First printing of the Morrow hardcover edition. x, 230pp. Green faux cloth, silver gilt spine lettering. Dust Jacket price 24.00. Signed by Gent to half-title page. Book and dust jacket are in fine, unread condition. No remainder markings. Peter Gent has written some of the best Texas sports novels of the 20th-century, including possibly the finest ever written, 'North Dallas Forty'. In addition, through the lens of his sports fiction, he has satirically, and at times brutally, examined the Texas identity. Peter Gent along with Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Bud Shrake, and Dan Jenkins formed the infamous group of Texas Literary Outlaws called the Mad Dogs, a group of Texas writers who stood apart from Texas' conservative establishment. These six writers closely observed the effects of the Vietnam War; the Kennedy assassination; the rapid population shift from rural to urban environments; Lyndon Johnson's rise to national prominence; the Civil Rights Movement; Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys; Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, the new Outlaw music scene; the birth of a Texas film industry; Texas Monthly magazine. The Mad Dogs were less interested in Texas' mythic past than in the world they knew firsthand-a place of fast-growing cities and hard-edged political battles. Despite their popular image, the Mad Dogs were deadly serious as they turned their gaze on their home state, and they chronicled Texas culture with daring, wit, and sophistication. "Gent, a former Dallas Cowboy wide receiver and author of 'North Dallas Forty', saw his professional and personal lives run aground after that fast start: there were subsequent books, though none as successful as the first, and his marriage ended in divorce and a bitter custody battle. By the early 1990s, in financial and physical tatters (his ex-NFL body aged before its time), Gent took solace in coaching his son Carter's summer-league baseball team. This account of that experience is more than another father-and-son-bond-with-baseball story. Painfully aware that his future is a smaller measure of time than his past, Gent places his life in a parental rather than vocational context, reflecting sensitively on the divorce and the fact that Carter was the innocent victim. This book will reach far beyond sports fans: anyone who has ever suffered the pain of divorce--as a parent or a child--will identify with the Gents and wish them a satisfying future." - Wes Lukowsky, Booklist. "Peter Gent grew up in Bangor, Michigan (population 2,000), one of the poorest towns in one of the poorest counties in Michigan. Gent fell in love with sports in Bangor, and eventually left the town for a roller-coaster career - first as a star football player for the Dallas Cowboys, then as a best-selling author and Hollywood screenwriter with North Dallas Forty. But Gent crashed and burned out in the fast lane. A wrenching divorce was followed by a brutal custody battle that tore his family apart. When it was finally over, he managed to rescue his six-year-old son, Carter, from the wreckage, and returned home to raise his boy in the simple, authentic environment of a small American town.'The Last Magic Summer' is a poignant memoir of the slow process by which Gent and Carter repaired their lives. They found healing in the game of baseball: Peter felt that the best way he could spend real, quality time with his boy, and impart whatever wisdom he had gathered, was to coach Carter, which he did for ten baseball summers. In the foreground of this story is the final season, and the struggles of Carter's ragtag, blue-collar team against the spiffier, better-financed clubs from downstate. Can the Bangor team overcome the odds and find the magic it needs to prevail? 'The Last Magic Summer' is an inspiring baseball book, celebrating the redemptive power of sport, and that pure time when baseball was not just a business, and when your son is just an innocent kid who loves to play ball. But this is more than a baseball book: It is the bittersweet story of the loss of innocence and the turning point in a father's relationship with his son. Carter has grown into a young man, and in the fall he will leave home for college. This is his last summer with his dad, who is himself rounding fifty and facing the loneliness of the second half of life. After fighting so hard to save his boy from the mistakes of his own youth, and after having raised him as a single father for ten years, Gent must come to terms with the most painful part of parenthood: letting your child go." - dust jacket flaps. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket/Fine. Illus. by Dust Jacket Design and Illustration By Wendell Minor; Book Design By Leah Carlson. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1996

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Hard cover, Gebraucht, guter Zustand, Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!, [PU: William Morrow & Company]

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