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McCallum, Jack 1949-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 61 publications in 4 languages and 5,023 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Miscellanea  Military history  Fiction  Basketball stories  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV885.49.O43, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack McCallum
Dream team : how Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the greatest team of all time conquered the world and changed the game of basketball forever by Jack McCallum( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They were the Beatles of basketball, the Mercury Seven in sneakers. In Dream Team, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team that captivated the world, kindled the hoop dreams of countless children around the planet, and remade the NBA into a global sensation. As a senior staff writer for Sports Illustrated, McCallum enjoyed a courtside seat for the most exciting basketball spectacle on earth, covering the Dream Team from its inception to the gold medal ceremony in Barcelona. For the duration of the Olympics, he lived with, golfed with, and--most important--drank with some of the greatest players of the NBA's Golden Age: Magic Johnson, the ebullient showman who shrugged off his recent diagnosis of HIV to become the team's unquestioned captain and leader; Michael Jordan, the transcendent talent at the height of his powers as a player--and a marketing juggernaut; and Charles Barkley, the outspoken iconoclast whose utterances on and off the court threatened to ignite an international incident. Presiding over the entire traveling circus was the Dream Team's beloved coach, Chuck Daly, whose laissez-faire approach proved instrumental in getting the most out of such disparate personalities and superstars such as Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, and Scottie Pippen. Drawing on fresh interviews with the players, McCallum provides the definitive account of the Dream Team phenomenon. He offers a behind-the-scenes look at the controversial selection process. He takes us inside the team's Olympic suites for late-night card games and bull sessions where the players debate both the finer points of basketball and their respective places in the NBA pantheon. And he narrates a riveting possession-by-possession account of the legendary July 1992 intrasquad scrimmage that pitted the Dream Teamers against one another in what may have been the greatest pickup game--and the greatest exhibition of trash talk--in history. In the twenty years since the Dream Team first captivated the world's attention, its mystique has only grown--and so has its influence. The NBA is now flush with international stars, many of them inspired by the exuberant spirit of '92. Dream Team vividly re-creates the moment when a once-in-a-millennium group of athletes came together, outperformed the hype, and changed the future of sports--one perfectly executed fast break at a time. The Dream Team was. Michael Jordan, Guard, Chicago Bulls Magic Johnson, Guard, Los Angeles Lakers Larry Bird, Forward, Boston Celtics Charles Barkley, Forward, Phoenix Suns Chris Mullin, Forward, Golden State Warriors Scottie Pippen, Forward, Chicago Bulls John Stockton, Guard, Utah Jazz Karl Malone, Forward, Utah Jazz David Robinson, Center, San Antonio Spurs Patrick Ewing, Center, New York Knicks Christian Laettner, Forward, Duke University Clyde Drexler, Guard, Portland Trailblazers"--Provided by publisher
Shaq Attaq! by Shaquille O'Neal( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Neal's account of his life and what it's like to be the hottest player to hit the NBA
Full circle : an autobiography by Dan Jansen( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a champion's own words, the whole dramatic story behind the story that had the world cheering at the '94 Winter Olympics: how American speed skater Dan Jansen snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to take the gold in a supreme test of professional skill and personal mettle."--Cover
The prostate monologues : what every man can learn from my humbling, confusing, and sometimes comical battle with prostate cancer by Jack McCallum( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the author's own experiences with prostate cancer to address concerns many patients do not feel comfortable asking their doctors, drawing on the latest research to provide information in a reassuring format
Foul lines : a pro basketball novel by Jack McCallum( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of senior Sports Illustrated writers presents the NBA-inspired tale of Yale senior Jamal Kelly, who lands a job with the Los Angeles Lasers and finds his former life of poverty transformed into a maelstrom of charter flights, high living, and attractive women
Sports illustrated wrestling by Larry Sciacchetano( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven seconds or less : my season on the bench with the runnin' and gunnin' Phoenix Suns by Jack McCallum( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, NBA basketball was marked by a plodding, dull style of play-- until the high-flying Phoenix Suns set the league on fire with their old-school, run-and-gun approach to offense. Along the way they won back legions of disillusioned fans and demonstrated the virtues of team play to a league preoccupied with one-on-one theatrics. This book began as a Sports Illustrated story idea, when writer McCallum proposed to spend the preseason with the team--but he stayed on through their 2005-2006 season. McCallum was looking for real inside access and he got it. He spent the season in the locker room and in the coaches' meetings, learning what makes this wildly popular, innovative, and international assemblage of talented players and brilliant coaches tick. He takes readers inside the heads of Nash, the team's mercurial floor general; the maverick coach D'Antoni; and dozens of others who make up the close-knit Suns family.--From publisher description
Dream team how Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the greatest team of all time conquered the world and changed the game of basketball forever by Jack McCallum( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled. The 1992 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team that captivated the world, kindled hoop dreams, and remade the NBA into a global sensation
Making it in America : the life and times of Rocky Aoki, Benihana's pioneer by Jack McCallum( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bleeding orange : fifty years of blind referees, screaming fans, beasts of the east, and Syracuse basketball by Jim Boeheim( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this candid autobiography, Syracuse head coach and long time college basketball fixture Jim Boeheim reflects on his life, his teachers, and the game he loves. Jim Boeheim walked onto the Syracuse campus as a freshman in 1963 . . . and never walked off. A man who has been written off at various stages of his career and criticized for being disagreeable, Boeheim has experienced it all'triumph, despair, redemption; controversy, heartbreak, and scandal; championships, epic disappointments, colorful personalities, NCAA investigations. His combative personality helped ignite what was arguably the most competitive college basketball conference ever: the Big East of the 1980s, when he and Syracuse battled with Big John Thompson of Georgetown, roly-poly Rollie Massimino of Villanova, feisty Jim Calhoun of Connecticut, and beloved Looie Carnesecca of St. John's, turning the Big East into a Coaches Conference and the Best Show in College Basketball. Boeheim talks about those days and the coming battles with powerhouses North Carolina and Duke, now that Syracuse has joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. From his association with Syracuse greats Dave Bing (a college teammate), Pearl Washington, and Derrick Coleman, to the Olympics'where he coached players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant'Boeheim has learned many lessons that have helped his team and continue to encourage him now as he nears seventy. His unprecedented fifty-year career as a player, assistant, head coach and icon has given him unique insight into coaching and the college game, knowledge he now shares
Bednarik, last of the sixty-minute men by Jack McCallum( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished business : on and off the court with the 1990-91 Boston Celtics by Jack McCallum( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xia ke chu ji : ou ni er zi zhuan by Ou ni er( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Wood : rough rider, surgeon, architect of American imperialism by Jack Edward McCallum( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most fascinating but least remembered figures in modern American history, Major General Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was, with his close friend Theodore Roosevelt, an icon of U.S. imperialism as the nation evolved into a global power at the dawn of the twentieth century. The myriad of roles that Wood played in his extraordinary career offer a mirror image of the country's expansion from the urban Northeast to the western frontier to Latin America and the Far East. Boston surgeon, Indian fighter, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Medal of Honor winner, commander of the Rough Riders in the Spanis
A treatise on lager beers : how to make good beer at home by Fred Eckhardt( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military medicine : a HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA by Jack McCallum( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic rivalries : the most memorable matchups in sports history by Hank Hersch( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing in sports history has so stirred the blood of diehard fans as a good rivalry. Here, gathered in a single volume, are some of the most legendary, from Ohio State-Michigan in college football to Bears-Packers in the pros; from Celtics-Lakers in basketball to Rangers-Bruins in hockey; from Giants-Dodgers in baseball to Nicklaus-Palmer in golf; from Navratilova-Evert in tennis to Ali-Frazier in boxing. Illustrated with unforgettable photos of the key moments in the rivalries and filled with informative essays on how the rivalries took shape, this book highlights those contests which were the most dramatic and which personalities became pivotal. Greatest Rivalries also includes statistics, sidebars and excerpts from the pages of Sports Illustrated
Xia ke chu ji : Ouni'er zi zhuan = SHAQ ATTAQ! by Shaquille O'Neal( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream team : the inside story of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team by Jack McCallum( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream team by Jack McCallum( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Polish and Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Seven seconds or less : my season on the bench with the runnin' and gunnin' Phoenix SunsMilitary medicine : a HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIAClassic rivalries : the most memorable matchups in sports history