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Dynasty's end : Bill Russell and the 1968-69 world champion Boston Celtics

Author: Thomas J Whalen
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2004.
Series: The Sportstown series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Boston Celtics of the Bill Russell era were one of the greatest dynasties in sports history. During the thirteen years that Hall of Fame center Russell dominated the court, the Celtics won eleven world championships, including an unprecedented eight straight between 1959 and 1966. In the 1968-69 season, the aging and injury-riddled team finished in fourth place during the regular season, and sportswriters
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whalen, Thomas J.
Dynasty's end.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607037995
Named Person: Bill Russell; Bill Russell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Whalen
ISBN: 1555535798 9781555535797 1555536433 9781555536435
OCLC Number: 52377467
Description: xx, 284 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A divided city with a winning tradition --
The eagle with a beard --
Getting under way --
Nobody roots for Goliath --
Sinking in the east --
Limping into the playoffs --
A Philly rout and a Big Apple upset --
The greatest team in the world.
Series Title: The Sportstown series.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Whalen.
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