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Ichael D orso I would recommend this to anyone who loves a book filled with action and lots of conflict but I would mostly recommend this to people who have a love for basketball or someone who is always pulling for the underdog The only thing I
didn t like about this book was it started off slow and hard to get into but once t like about this book was it started off slow and hard to get into but once got into it the book ept me on the edge of my seat rooting for this small town basketball team out of Fort Yukon Alaska Some connections I can make with this book is that I have a love for basketball It is one of my favorite sports and
I WOULDN T BE THE SAME PERSON WITHOUT OUT wouldn t be the same person without out connection I made with this book is that it reminded me of the movie Hoosiers This movie was about a small high school basketball team in Indiana that pulled a miracle and had an amazing season winning the state championship This reminded me a lot of Eagle Blue Even though it starts out slow Eagle Blue will go down as one of your favorite sports books and you will always get the chills of the basketball team from Fort Yukon when you look back at it Just a very solid book smart sympathetic well written well researched Lovely portrait of how hard it is to
Live In The Alaska Bushin the Alaska bush as an adult and as a teenager and how basketball oddly enough not hockey pulls towns and families both together and apart If you like books about basketball or about life in the Alaskan wilderness then this is a book for you Eagle Blue written by Michael D orso is about a basketball team in the yukon of Alaska the REAL wilderness as it is worded in the book not like Anchorage a so called big city It starts out describing life and what it s like living in a village of about a couple hundred people and it is very descriptive and vivid you can just about picture everything the author put in the book Then it goes off and talks about the different people in the town the players and their families Then finally after a few chapters of description it finally gets into the basketball the team of Fort Yukon The coachan airstrip worker is a very good and skilled coach and has had successful teams throughout his few years he s been coaching there And this is supposed to be the year they make it all the way to state and possibly win the division 5 title the first for this little small 5a team This book is a very good read and is suitable to me for ages from 15 18 it s haunting tender and somewhat touchi. Ing in the face of a modern culture that is closing in on all sides threatening to destroy their community and their identity The one source of pride they can count on is their boys' high school basketball team the Fort Yukon Eagles Eagle Blue follows the Eagles winners of six regional championships in a row through the course of an entire 28 game season from their first day of practice in late Nov. In the book Eagle Blue by Michael D orso one of the main characters Dave goes through many conflicts throughout the book fighting the blistering winters of Alaska and also trying to coach a high school basketball team Dave Bridges is the head coach of a basketball team in a small town called Fort Yukon Alaska Philosophy of Religion known to everyone as the town of trouble Everyid seems to get involved with trouble in this town and that s what Dave is worried about Before the first practice he worried he wouldn t even have enough players to make a team and even if he did he new that he would lose some players to either
uitting or getting in trouble when the firstor getting in trouble When the first rolled around Dave was actually surprised of the turnout he got Having 12 players coming to the first practice and maybe
even two that couldn t make it We ve got a lot totwo that couldn t make it We ve got a lot to before January 13th Dave begins The first thing you gotta do is get your lives together get yourselves organized D orso 63 Pretty much what Dave was saying here was that they have a lot of stuff to get done before the first game and he doesn t want anyone s life outside of basketball to get in the way and ruin there season The teams that they face may be bigger than them They may be even better But one thing is constant Dave makes sure of it And that is that no one will be in better shape than the Fort Yukon boys D orso 65 Dave disciplines his boys very well He runs them until they puke and he changes them all into better men Dave took his team a long way Way farther than anyone would ve thought that this little team out of Fort Yukon would ve gotten They made it to the state tournament Dave likes the sound of that He ll take time to savor it tonight let the boys celebrate Then tomorrow they ll pack gas up the van and hit the road for the last time this season for the drive Dave s been aiming since the first day of practice last November The drive down to Anchorage D orso 275 Fort Yukon had a bit of success in the state tournament making it all the way to the state championship but in a heartbreaker Dave s team came up short but he was still very proud of his players Dave Bridges may have #been a very smart coach that everyone will # a very smart coach that everyone will him for taking a small town to the state championship but all those 12 boys new that he was much than that He changed each and every one of there lives for the better Eagle Blue is a sports fiction book written by N the tradition of Friday Night Lights an extraordinary journey into the basketball crazed culture of remote Arctic AlaskaThe village of Fort Yukon sits eight miles above the Arctic Circle deep in Alaska's bush country The six hundred men women and children who live there almost all of them Athabascan Gwich'in Natives have little to cheer for Their traditional Indian ways of life are rapidly vanish.
Read Eagle Blue A Team A Tribe and a High School Basketball Team in Arctic AlaskaNg Like all great sports books it isn t about sports at all but about manhood hope and dreams and the Fort Yukon boys have been dreaming of this for years their chance to play on the big court in front of thousands to watch watch this small little 5a school win it all And their only hope is that they don t get lost in the gym Parker Young Mrs Dunlavey Summer reading Eagle Blue The Summarization of Eagle BlueThe idea of doing what the author did is fascinating to me Michael D orso went through what most people would ve found excruciatingly boring He spent most of his time living with the young boys of Fort Yukon traveling several hundred miles to play a single game that lasts only an hour Spending
the nights in schoolrooms with only the boysnights in schoolrooms with only the boys the coach for companions That in of itself is amazing yet he managed to take it to the next level by going into the depth of the obstacles that the boys faceAt the beginning it had interviews with Dave the coach Matt the Star of the team and Paul Matt s uncle and former star player It also goes into some depth about what goes on within the town The town s men for the most part despise Dave for they believe that they could each do a better job than Dave yet no one wants to put forth the effort At the start of the season there is high hopes on the team by the town most of the boys however have to overcome an obstacle that may eep them from playing Grades For a short skit of games the team only have seven members to play with for the up tempo style of ball that Fort Yukon always plays its crucial blow Everyone however is able to pull their grades up for the state tournament Though they lost the chance to play for a state title they did manage to take third place Though most of the boys have hopes for next season at a chance for redemption they might not get the chance with the possibility that the basketball funds will be cut Even if that
DOESN T STOP THE TEAM THE POSSIBILITY OF At stop the team the possibility of a swap with the government that might disperse the town could be the end of Fort Yukon basketball and Fort YukonThe book in my opinion was a thriller with you never nowing what was going to happen It had me guessing if anyone was going to be in trouble and not be able to play or if the proposed land swap was going to happen or not I wish they made a seuel to pick up where they had left off I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys sports 396. Ember to the Alaska State Championship Tournament in March With insight frankness and compassion Michael D'Orso climbs into the lives of these fourteen boys their families and their coach shadowing them through an Arctic winter of fifty below zero temperatures and near round the clock darkness as the Eagles criss cross Alaska by air van and snow machine in pursuit of their and their village's dream.