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Pistol : the life of Pete Maravich

Author: Mark Kriegel
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the life and achievements of the troubled 1970s basketball star, from his relationship with his obsessive father and unbroken college scoring record to the personal demons that challenged his life and his evangelical Christian faith.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pete Maravich
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kriegel
ISBN: 9780743284974 0743284976
OCLC Number: 71369639
Description: viii, 381 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Special opportunity --
Mr. Basketball --
Pro ball --
The cult of press --
Country gentlemen --
The basketball gene --
The devil in Ronnie Montini --
"Pistol Pete" --
Changing the game --
The deep end --
King of the cow palace --
Showtime --
One of us --
Marked man --
The blackhawks --
The unbearable whiteness of being Pete --
Take me --
Smothered --
All that jazz --
The loser --
Take me, part 2 --
Amazing grace --
Patrimony.
Responsibility: Mark Kriegel.
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Pete Maravich, the basketball virtuoso who battled personal demons off the court, is the focus of this narrative by the bestselling author of "Namath: A Biography." of photos.  Read more...

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""Pistol" is not just a biography of a transcendent, doomed athlete; it is a mesmerizing tale of a striving, grasping American family as dramatic as myth, of a father and son as intertwined as Read more...

 
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