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Author Anderson, Sam, 1977- author.

Title Boom town : the fantastical saga of Oklahoma city, its chaotic founding, its apocalyptic weather, its purloined basketball team, and the dream of becoming a world-class metropolis / Sam Anderson.

Publication Info. New York : Crown, [2018]


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Edition First edition.
Description xx, 427 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "A lively and introspective look into Oklahoma City, where colorful city officials business leaders, artists, and sports fans have turned an unassuming Southwestern city into a thriving metropolis with a dazzling basketball team"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part One. Time. A visitor's guide to Oklahoma City ; Beard ; Middleness ; In the beginning ; Ewing ; Operation bongo ; Microwave popcorn ; Sonicsgate ; Nooners ; The first player ; In Presti we trust ; Prairie chickens ; No beard -- Part Two. Size. Our holy chief meteorologist and severe weather savior ; The scars of a bloodless conflict ; 1 & 3 ; The death of Mayor Couch ; KD is nice ; The grand canal ; Always trying ; You don't get to bargain with me ; Federal larceny ; Game 1: those who sit beside you ; Eternal present ; Part Three. Color. Golden grenade ; Game 7: Mr. Oklahoma City ; Negrophobia ; Everything which makes life more livable ; Kaleidoscopic sperm explosions ; Kiss ; Taps ; Rainbow ; In that hamburger, the whole essence of democracy lies ; Universal city ; Pretty much centralizing everything ; Game 16: Civil War ; Black Friday -- Part Four. Distance. The grandest street this generation has ever seen ; Game 31: KD is not nice ; Blessed are the placemakers ; Controlled progressive collapse ; Game 46: the neutrality of Thabo Sefolosha ; I love capitalism ; Game 70: Westbrook, Westbrook, Westbrook, Westbrook, Westbrook ; The east ; Game 83: five against one ; We who have long been dust salute you ; All your bad days will end ; The terror -- Part Five. Motion. Buffalo ; Our lifeline is concrete ; Game 84: the awful hazard ; Are tornadoes necessary? ; Solo ; Together ; Game 85: storms ; 9:02 ; Justice ; Game 93: that arm became a heavy arm ; The air smelled almost like fish ; The lowerings ; The speed of shadows -- Three epilogues. But still ; And then ; Why not?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Oklahoma City (Okla.) -- History.
Oklahoma City (Okla.) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780804137317 (hardback)
9780804137324 (ebook)
9780804137331 (trade paperback)

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