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McCallum, Jack 1949-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 72 publications in 5 languages and 4,823 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Miscellanea  Military history  Basketball stories  Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  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 1,348 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 )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Chinese and held by 698 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 )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 525 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 )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 384 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 257 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 244 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 235 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
Bleeding orange : fifty years of blind referees, screaming fans, beasts of the east, and Syracuse basketball by Jim Boeheim( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The head coach of the Syracuse University basketball team recounts his fifty-year career as a player, assistant, and head coach at the school, with an inside account of Syracuse's 2013-2014 season
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 )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 182 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 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bednarik, last of the sixty-minute men by Jack McCallum( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jack McCallum (DREAM TEAM) gives an inside look at the legendary Boston Celtics during a season of change. Jack McCallum, also the author of the critically-acclaimed SEVEN SECONDS OR LESS, chronicled this crucial year from the back-room planning on draft day to Larry Bird's unforgettable effort in the postseason. With aging superstar Bird nearing the end of his career, the season was filled with glorious highs and devastating lows. McCallum gets up close and personal with the players and management from this storied franchise, showing the larger-than-life characters in a rarely-seen light. The day-to-day drama of Bird's aching back plays in concert with the drumbeat of banter from his frontcourt partner, Kevin McHale. The book reveals the deep bonds-and sometimes deeper rivalries-of the locker room, and also provides an inside look at a league that was entering its Golden Age
Meng zhi dui = Dream team by Jack McCallum( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on lager beers : a handbook for Americans and Canadians on lager beer by Fred Eckhardt( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 8 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 5 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 : comment Jordan, Magic, Bird, Barkley et la plus grande équipe de tous les temps ont conquis le monde et changé le jeu de basket à jamais by Jack McCallum( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prostate Monologues : What Every Man Can Learn from My Perplexing Experience with Prostate Cancer by Jack McCallum( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and approaching surgery, Jack McCallum wanted to tackle the confusion, misconceptions, and conflicting medical advice that so many men struggle with when thinking about the disease. So he got to work writing The Prostate Monologues.> Through the lens of his own experience, McCallum attacks the nitty-gritty questions about prostate cancer that men think about (but may be too bashful to ask their doctors) with honesty and humor. For example, "When is it safe to attempt intercourse, or at least, self-inflicted orgasm?" Or, if you have surgery, "What's it like the first time you shop for adult diapers?" With wry humor, McCallum decodes the sometimes-confusing jargon of medical professionals so that it is understandable and relatable to "regular" men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men and the second most fatal. Worse than the obvious commonality and mortality of the disease, though, is the fact that prostate cancer can rob a man of his manhood. Accordingly, McCallum handles the subject not only with care and knowledge, but also with good cheer. Through the honest telling of his own story, and drawing on the latest research, McCallum shares insight into what's worked for him--and what's proven to work--in surviving cancer with your sense of humor intact
Leonard Wood : rough rider, surgeon, architect of American imperialism by Jack Edward McCallum( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 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
Sports illustrated Book of the apocalypse : two decades of sports absurdity by Jack McCallum( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the last 20 years, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has collected and featured weekly signs from the world of sports that the Apocalypse is upon us: Tales of frenzied fans, egomaniacal coaches, Hall of Famers who run afoul of the law, mind-boggling bureaucracy, violent behavior and tastelessness run amok. In 18 humorous chapters, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED brings us all the sports insanity, including examples like: 12/27/93 In an effort to help notoriously dour Norwegians appear more cheerful during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, local officials planned to distribute 80,000 "smile holders"-strap-on devices equipped with plastic hooks that tug the wearers' mouths into grins. 9/22/08 A 33-year-old Green Bay woman allegedly stole her estranged 15-year-old daughter's identity and enrolled in high school because she wanted to be a cheerleader. 1/29/07 A Chicago woman had labor induced three days early so her husband could attend the NFC championship game. THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE APOCALYPSE presents two decades of proof that people who play sports, coach sports, run sports, cover sports and watch sports are sometimes out of their collective mind
 
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Foul lines : a pro basketball novel
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Jack McCallum Amerikaans romanschrijver

Jack McCallum Sportswriter and novelist

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Seven seconds or less : my season on the bench with the runnin' and gunnin' Phoenix SunsClassic rivalries : the most memorable matchups in sports history