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King of the court : Bill Russell and the basketball revolution

Author: Aram Goudsouzian
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Series: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bill Russell was not the first African American to play professional basketball, but he was its first black superstar. From the moment he stepped onto the court of the Boston Garden in 1956, Russell began to transform the sport in a fundamental way, making him, more than any of his contemporaries, the Jackie Robinson of basketball. In King of the Court, Aram Goudsouzian provides a vivid and engrossing chronicle of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goudsouzian, Aram.
King of the court.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)763057517
Named Person: Bill Russell; Bill (Sportler) Russell; Bill Russell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aram Goudsouzian
ISBN: 9780520258877 0520258878 0520269799 9780520269798
OCLC Number: 429227340
Notes: "A George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."--Prelimimary page.
Description: xxi, 423 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Russell Moves --
2. Big Man on Campus --
3. Russell Rules --
4. The Amateur --
5. Big League, Bush League --
6. The Man Who Must Be Different --
7. Goliath's Shadow --
8. The Mystique --
9. Family Man --
10. His Own Little Revolution --
11. Russellphobia --
12. The Hidden Fear --
13. Boston Is Dead --
14. The Lighthouse --
15. Grand Old Man --
16. Color Man --
17. Seattle's New Dictator --
18. Russell Redux.
Series Title: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Responsibility: Aram Goudsouzian ; with a foreword by Harry Edwards.

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Bill Russell was not the first African American to play professional basketball, but he was its first black superstar. Russell's leaping, wide-ranging defense altered the game's texture. This book  Read more...

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"All students of the game will feast on King of the Court. " Library Journal 20100402 "If you don't know much about Russell, this is a good place to start. If you do, it will help place him in Read more...

 
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