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- Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 20.99
In 1921, Converse hired 20-year-old Chuck Taylor as a salesman, sparking a nearly 50-year career that defined the Converse All Star basketball shoe. Although his name is on the label of the legendary All Stars, which have been worn by hundreds of millions, little is known about the man behind the name. For this biography, Abe Aamidor went on a three-year... more...
- Baker Publishing Group 2016; US$ 15.99
This New York Times bestseller is the true story of a friendship between two high school basketball players, one black and one white, that diffused the highly charged racial tensions in a small Southern town during the late 1960s. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 52.99
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$ 16.00
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...
- 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$ 17.99
?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...
- Free Press 2007; US$ 16.95
Unflinching, timely, and authoritative, Crashing the Borders is the beginning of a much-needed conversation about sport and American culture. For those who care about both, this book will be the must-read work of the season. The game of basketball has gone global and is now the world?s fastest-growing sport. Talented players from Europe, Asia,... more...