The Rat That Got Away : a Bronx Memoir / Allen Jones with Mark Naison.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2009Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (xvi, 193 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780823240821; 0823240827; 9780823247028; 0823247023Subject(s): African American young men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Drug dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Preparatory school students -- Massachusetts -- Great Barrington (Town) -- Biography | African American basketball players -- Europe -- Biography | African Americans -- Luxembourg -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Rat that got away.DDC classification: 974.72750430 LOC classification: F128.68.B8 | J64 2009Other classification: 15.87 | 7,26 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Bronx Beginnings -- Oil and Water: An Unlikely Marriage -- Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child: Family -- The Love of God and the Lure of the Streets -- The South Bronx by Day and Night -- Lost and Found: Welcome to the '60s -- The Rules of the Game -- The Lessons of Sex -- Gains and Losses -- 1963 and Me -- What Women Want -- The Summer of Unrest: 1964 -- The Streets Are Alive: Summer of '65 -- Hustle and Heart, on and off Court -- Becoming a Subject to the Bitch Queen Heroin -- Welcome to Hell -- Shifting Loyalties -- The Road to The Tombs -- Do the Crime, Do the Time -- Judgment Day -- Free at Last! Free at Last ... -- Cornwall Academy -- Summer Schooling -- Going to College -- College: Round II -- Passage to Europe -- Homecoming -- The Year of the French -- A New Life in Luxembourg -- Finding My Groove -- Standing on Higher Ground.
The Rat That Got Away is an inspiring story of one man's odyssey from the streets of the Bronx to a life as a professional athlete and banker in Europe, but it is also provides a unique vantage point on the history of the Bronx and sheds new light on a neglected period in American urban history. Allen Jones grew up in a public housing project in the South Bronx at a time- the 1950's- when that neighborhood was place of optimism and hope for upwardly mobile Black and Latino families.