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Full Court Press: How Pat Summitt, A High School Basketball Player, and a Legal Team Changed the Game (Paperback)

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About the Author

Bill Haltom is an attorney with the firm of Lewis Thomason in Memphis, Tennessee. A practicing attorney for four decades, he has served as the president of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association. He has been an award-winning newspaper columnist and has written six books, including The Other Fellow May Be Right, a biography of the late Tennessee Senator Howard Baker.
Amanda Swanson worked as women’s basketball operations assistant at Mount St. Joseph University and is currently a law student at the University of Virginia.

Praise For…

Full Court Press is an essential read in which American sports, history, and law converge with the transformational nature of Pat Summitt, who impacted all of the above.” —Sally Jenkins, author of Sum it Up and Reach for the Summit, with Pat Summitt

“This book is a three-point shot of basketball, law, and women’s history. With a lawyer’s eye for detail and a storyteller’s wit, this book weaves the story of two women—and two fathers—who ultimately would change the sport of basketball for girls in the state of Tennessee.” —Maria M. Cornelius, author of The Final Season: The Perseverance of Pat Summitt

“Full Court Press speaks to everyone engaged in sports in the post-Title IX era.  It’s a fast-paced story of a determined female high school basketball player who fought to change rules so that girls could play the same game as boys.  The courtroom scene comes to a climactic finish with the testimony of a young Coach Pat Head Summitt, beginning her long career as an advocate of fairness for all.” —Jenny Moshak, author of Ice ’n’ Go: Score in Sports and Life

"What a nice description of the progression of women’s basketball in the 1970s! Bill Haltom and Amanda Swanson paint a very accurate picture of the environment in women’s athletics at that time in this new book.”—from the Foreword

Product Details
ISBN: 9781621904359
ISBN-10: 1621904350
Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2018
Language: English