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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem 1947-

Overview
Works: 166 works in 335 publications in 2 languages and 21,093 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Film adaptations  Interviews  Martial arts films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Collector, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, B
Publication Timeline
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Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st "Black Panthers," the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar first learned about the battalion from family friend Leonard "Smitty" Smith, a veteran of the battalion. Working with acclaimed writer Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed the surviving members of the battalion and their descendants to weave together a page-turning narrative based on their memories and stories, from basic training through the horrors on the battlefield to their postwar experiences in a racially divided America. Trained essentially as a public relations gesture to maintain the support of the black community for the war, the battalion was never intended to see battle. In fact, General Patton originally opposed their deployment, claiming African Americans couldn't think quickly enough to operate tanks in combat conditions. But the Allies were so desperate for trained tank personnel in the summer of 1944, following heavy casualties in the fields of France, that the battalion was called up. While most combat troops fought on the front for a week or two before being rotated back, the men of the 761st served for more than six months, fighting heroically under Patton's Third Army at the Battle of the Bulge and in the Allies' final drive across France and Germany. Despite a casualty rate that approached 50 percent and an extreme shortage of personnel and equipment, the 761st would ultimately help liberate some thirty towns and villages, as well as the Gunskirchen Lager concentration camp. The racism that shadowed them during the war and the prejudice they faced upon their return home is an indelible part of their story. What shines through most of all, however, are the lasting bonds that united them as soldiers and brothers, the bravery they exhibited on the battlefield, and the quiet dignity and patriotism that defined their lives
Black profiles in courage : a legacy of African American achievement by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
daring revolt on the slave ship Amistad; Frederick Douglass - a self-taught writer and orator who escaped slavery and became one of the most famous black leaders of the nineteenth century; Harriet Tubman - the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, who was also a spy and scout for the Union Army; Lewis Latimera son of slaves, whose scientific work was integral to the achievements of Alexander Graham Bell, Hiram S. Maxim, and Thomas Edison
What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While twins Ella and Herbie help the handyman Mr. Midal work on their new home, he tells them about such inventors as Granville Woods, Dr. Henry T. Sampson, and James West, giving them a new view of their heritage as African-Americans
Airplane! by Jim Abrahams ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this spoof of disaster movies, Ted Striker, an ex-Navy pilot, just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard a plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to make up with her again and again, but a crisis looms as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal. Now, it is up to him to land the airplane safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker's aversion to piloting is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured--right now
Sasquatch in the paint by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighth-grader Theo Rollins' growth spurt has Coach Mandrake trying to transform him into a basketball star, but training time is hurting the science club's chances of winning the "Aca-lympics," and being accused of stealing could mean Theo is off both teams
Fletch ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher is a Los Angeles journalist who really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. This time, Fletch is in disguise as a bum, living at the beach, researching drugs and their dealing. One day, Fletch is addressed by Alan Stanwyk, a rich man, who asks him, the bum, a favour. For the sum of $50,000, Fletch should kill poor cancer-ridden Mr. Stanwyk with a gun, so that his wife will get the insurance money. What the guy didn't think of was Fletch's real profession. Returning into normal life, Fletch instantly takes up research not only to find out that Mr. Stanwyk is healthy as life itself but he also runs into certain connections between drug dealing at the beach, Alan Stanwyk, his private jet, the police and a very expensive piece of Land in Utah
Brothers in arms [the epic story of the 761st tank battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes] by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed surviving members of the 761st Tank Battalion to weave together a page-turning narrative based on their memories, stories, and historical accounts, from basic training through the horrors of the battlefield to their postwar experiences
On the shoulders of giants ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer and New York Times bestselling author, invites everyone to witness the Harlem Renaissance as he shares his lifelong passion for the legends that inspired him to greatness. Go back with Kareem to a time when jazz was Harlem's soul and basketball was its heartbeat. Let him introduce the greatest basketball team that's never been heard of - the all-black Harlem Rens
1 love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive documentary about the mingling of cultural and social influences that have made basketball what it is today. Appropriate credit goes to the game's official inventor, Dr. James Naismith. Also explores the YMCA's early role as a "pipeline for spreading basketball over the world". Pays tribute to the old Knickerbockers and Philadelphia Warriors legends, among others, who comprise today's basketball fraternity. It also digs deep into the impact of Harlem's early precision players on the game's vitality and international popularity
Slam dunk Ernest by Jim Varney ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ernest is struggling to make the cut on his buddies city league team and loosing the battle until the basketball angel (Abdul-Jabbar) steps in to lend him a pair of magic shoes. Ernest goes from benchwarmer to king of the court
Game of death by Bruce Lee ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young kung-fu movie star refuses to sign with the syndicate, bringing him into conflict and deadly kung-fu action
Meng long guo jiang = The way of the dragon / Concord Productions Inc. ; Golden Harvest Company ; screenplay by Bruce Lee ; director, Bruce Lee. Game of death / Concord Productions Inc. ; Golden Harvest Company ; written by Jan Spears ; director, Robert Clouse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lee pays a visit to family member who owns a restaurant in Italy. Mobsters, harass the owners, forcing Lee to defend his family, as only he can
Bruce Lee, a warrior's journey ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary shows you Bruce Lee's life, how he became as good in martial arts. Also a look at the original version of the "Game of Death" fighting in the tower scenes
BullySmart for kids ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Featuring ordinary children, this video helps teach your child to effectively use StreetSmart's 4-step personal safety system to deal with bullies"--Container
The Fletch collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher is a Los Angeles journalist who really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. This time, Fletch is in disguise as a bum, living at the beach, researching drugs and their dealing. One day, Fletch is addressed by Alan Stanwyk, a rich man, who asks him, the bum, a favour. For the sum of $50,000, Fletch should kill poor cancer-ridden Mr. Stanwyk with a gun, so that his wife will get the insurance money. What the guy didn't think of was Fletch's real profession. Returning into normal life, Fletch instantly takes up research not only to find out that Mr. Stanwyk is healthy as life itself but he also runs into certain connections between drug dealing at the beach, Alan Stanwyk, his private jet, the police and a very expensive piece of Land in Utah
The Black list [volume 1] by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a new chapter begins in this country, The Black List offers a dynamic and never-before-heard perspective from achievers of color. This series of inspired - and inspiring - observations on African American life in the 21st century forms a roll call of some of the most compelling politicians, writers, thinkers and performers ever to tackle their fields of endeavor." - Container
Statistics & sports performance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using statistics is a method which allows us to confidently project what could happen in the future based on past results. Highlights the increasing role of statistics in the census, in the music industry, in marketing, politics, and sports. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chairman of President Bush's Council on Physical Fitness visits the classroom to discuss the role of statistics in determining the physical fitness of our nation's youth. Athletic performance is being shaped by technological innovation. Students see mathematics used at Santa Cruz Skateboards, Nike, Dodger Stadium, Specialized Bicycles, and other venues. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jackie Joyner-Kersee join Escalante in exploring the impact mathematics is having on world class athletics
Adult StreetSmart new personal safety system ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video teaches you techniques to take control of potentially violent situations, including self-defense techniques to use as a last resort
The fish that saved Pittsburgh catch the fish! have a ball! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basketball's Dr. J, Julius Erving, operates on the competition in this hoop-it-up disco-era fantasy about a team on a winning streak when it signs up motley players born under the zodiac's fish sign of Pisces. Will the Dr. in the house, trademark cloud-walking, net-shredding slam dunks are plentiful. More hoops excitement follows as the Harlem Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemon handles the rock as if he had more arms than an octopus and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shows his winning style as well
Kareem reflections from inside ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A career restrospective told by Abdul-Jabbar
 
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Alternative Names
Alcindor, Ferdinand Lewis 1947-
Alcindor, Ferdinand Lewis 1947- Jr
Alcindor, Ferdinand Lewis, Jr., 1947-
Alcindor, Lew 1947-
Jabbar, Abdul Kareem 1947-
Jabbar, Kareem A. 1947-
Jabbar Kareem Abdul- 1947-....
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1947-
ジャバー, K. A
Languages
English (175)
Spanish (1)
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