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- Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 17.55
His is the name on the label of the legendary Converse All-Star basketball shoe. Though the shoe has been worn by hundreds of millions, few, if any, know a thing about the man behind the name. Some even believe that there is no such person, that he is a marketer's fabrication like Betty Crocker. But... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 48.99
This book chronicles the Washington, DC area?s history of professional basketball, from the sport?s origins up through the present day. It captures the high and low times of the Bullets, the Wizards, and all the other basketball teams in Washington?s history. The authors meticulously researched newspaper and magazine articles, as well as archival... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00
The definitive, never-before-told story of the prep-to-pro generation, those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA . When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college?as young basketball prodigies were expected to do?but instead enter the 1995 NBA draft... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99
Lance Allred was probably the last person you'd expect to make it in professional sports. Not only did he grow up on a polygamist commune in Montana, he struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder. If those hurdles to the NBA don't seem large enough, Lance is also deaf. Self-deprecating, witty, and wholly original, Longshot is the unlikely story... more...
- Canongate Books 2007; US$ 14.13
Seven European Cup finals. Seven fans. Seven amazing adventures following the team they love. This book celebrates the achievements of Liverpool FC in Europe, and in particular a love affair with Old Big Ears - the European Cup. It's an ongoing affair that began with the legendary and, in those days, unprecedented exodus of 30,000 Liverpool fans to... more...
- SportsBooks 2011; US$ 21.13
Born in the Durham mining village of Horden, Stan Anderson didn't go far from home in a playing career that spanned more than 500 games. He was a midfield player with Sunderland, Newcastle United and Middlesbrough, the north east's big three. And he was the only player to captain them all.Good enough to win two England caps and be a member of the England... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 7.04
The penalty shoot-out is the greatest set piece of sporting drama ever conceived. Cruel, arbitrary, tortuous and unfair, it has also presented the England football team with a new and infinitely more punishing manner in which to lose. Three times in the past decade the nation has sat on the edge of its collective sofa and watched the seemingly inevitable... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00
Basketball has a lock on the Filipino soul. From big arenas in Manila to makeshift hoops in small villages, basketball is played by Filipinos of all walks of life and is used to mark everything from summer breaks for students to religious festivals and many other occasions. Playing with the Big Boys traces the social history of basketball in the... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00
?A breezy, cautionary tale for modern sports fans? ( Booklist ) of the Brooklyn Nets? inaugural season, which brought back pro sports to the borough of Brooklyn?now updated to include the 2013-2014 season. When the Brooklyn Nets played their first game at Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn in the fall of 2012, they succeeded in bringing professional... more...