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McCallum, Jack 1949-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 90 publications in 6 languages and 5,089 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Miscellanea  Military history  Fiction  Basketball stories  Autobiographies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: GV885.49.O43, B
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Publications about Jack McCallum
Publications by Jack McCallum
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 )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,372 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 663 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 )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 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 383 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
Golden days : West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California dreamers who reinvented basketball by Jack McCallum( Book )
3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
"The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West. During their 1971-72 championship season, the L.A. Lakers won thirty-three games in a row, a streak that still stands as the longest and greatest in the history of American professional sports. It was a run of uninterrupted dominance that predated by decades the overwhelming firepower of today's Warriors, a revolutionary team whose recent seasons include some record-threatening win streaks of their own. In Golden Days, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum uses these two teams--the Jerry West/Wilt Chamberlain/Elgin Baylor Lakers and the Stephen Curry/Kevin Durant/Draymond Green Warriors--to trace the dynamic history of the National Basketball Association, which for much of the last half-century has marched memorably through the state of California. Tying together the two strands of McCallum's story is Hall of Famer West, the ferociously competitive Laker guard who later became one of the key architects of the Warriors. With "the Logo" as his guide, McCallum takes us deep into the locker rooms and front offices of these two era-defining teams, leveraging the access and authority he has amassed over his forty-year career to create a picture of the cultural juggernaut that the NBA has become. Featuring up-close-and-personal portraits of some of the biggest names in basketball history, from the larger-than-life Wilt Chamberlain to the innovative Warriors coach Steve Kerr to the transcendent duo of Curry and Durant, Golden Days is a history, not just of a changing sport, but a changing America, as seen through the prism of two teams that ruled the league during times of violence and political turmoil--the Charles Manson murders and the athlete-activist in the age of Trump among the narrative backdrops. In the end, McCallum's book leaves an indelible portrait of West, the man who lived, played, and worked through it all--and who remains, on the cusp of his eightieth birthday, one of the most vital, complicated, and compelling figures in all of sports. Advance praise for Golden Days "With his classic eye for detail and deadpan wit, Jack McCallum connects two of the greatest teams in sports history through the endlessly fascinating persona of Jerry West. McCallum manages to unearth new details about some of the giants of the game, while shining a light on overlooked figures such as Elgin Baylor, delivering an original, fascinating, and breezy read."--Zach Lowe, senior writer, ESPN "I spent some of the 2016-17 season working as a consultant for the Golden State Warriors, but even I didn't know every detail of how this championship team came together. Golden Days breaks that all down and shows how the Warriors have revolutionized basketball."--SteveNash, two-time MVP"--
Sports illustrated wrestling by Larry Sciacchetano( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Foul lines : a pro basketball novel by Jack McCallum( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 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
Seven seconds or less : my season on the bench with the runnin' and gunnin' Phoenix Suns by Jack McCallum( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 229 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 226 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( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 179 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 164 libraries worldwide
Bednarik, last of the sixty-minute men by Jack McCallum( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 109 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 65 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
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 )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 18 libraries worldwide
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. As a 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. 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 superstars like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird debated the finer points of basketball. And he narrates a riveting account of the legendary intrasquad scrimmage that pitted the Dream Teamers against one another in what may have been the greatest pickup game in history. In the twenty years since the Dream Team first captivated the world, its mystique has only grown. Dream Team vividly re-creates the moment when a once-in-a-millennium group of athletes came together and changed the future of sports--one perfectly executed fast break at a time. With a new Afterword by the author . "The absolute definitive work on the subject, a perfectly wonderful once-you-pick-it-up-you-won't-be-able-to-put-it-down book."-- The Boston Globe "An Olympic hoops dream."-- Newsday "What makes this volume a must-read for nostalgic hoopsters are the robust portraits of the outsize personalities of the participants, all of whom were remarkably open with McCallum, both then and now."-- Booklist (starred review)
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 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 libraries worldwide
Golden days : West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California dreamers who reinvented basketball by Jack McCallum( file )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West. During their 1971-72 championship season, the L.A. Lakers won thirty-three games in a row, a streak that still stands as the longest and greatest in the history of American professional sports. It was a run of uninterrupted dominance that predated by decades the overwhelming firepower of today's Warriors, a revolutionary team whose recent seasons include some record-threatening win streaks of their own. In Golden Days, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum uses these two teams--the Jerry West/Wilt Chamberlain/Elgin Baylor Lakers and the Stephen Curry/Kevin Durant/Draymond Green Warriors--to trace the dynamic history of the National Basketball Association, which for much of the last half-century has marched memorably through the state of California. Tying together the two strands of McCallum's story is Hall of Famer West, the ferociously competitive Laker guard who later became one of the key architects of the Warriors. With "the Logo" as his guide, McCallum takes us deep into the locker rooms and front offices of these two era-defining teams, leveraging the access and authority he has amassed over his forty-year career to create a picture of the cultural juggernaut that the NBA has become. Featuring up-close-and-personal portraits of some of the biggest names in basketball history, from the larger-than-life Wilt Chamberlain to the innovative Warriors coach Steve Kerr to the transcendent duo of Curry and Durant, Golden Days is a history, not just of a changing sport, but a changing America, as seen through the prism of two teams that ruled the league during times of violence and political turmoil--the Charles Manson murders and the athlete-activist in the age of Trump among the narrative backdrops. In the end, McCallum's book leaves an indelible portrait of West, the man who lived, played, and worked through it all--and who remains, on the cusp of his eightieth birthday, one of the most vital, complicated, and compelling figures in all of sports.Advance praise for Golden Days "With his classic eye for detail and deadpan wit, Jack McCallum connects two of the greatest teams in sports history through the endlessly fascinating persona of Jerry West. McCallum manages to unearth new details about some of the giants of the game, while shining a light on overlooked figures such as Elgin Baylor, delivering an original, fascinating, and breezy read."--Zach Lowe, senior writer, ESPN "I spent some of the 2016-17 season working as a consultant for the Golden State Warriors, but even I didn't know every detail of how this championship team came together. Golden Days breaks that all down and shows how the Warriors have revolutionized basketball."--Steve Nash, two-time MVP
Sports illustrated Book of the apocalypse : two decades of sports absurdity by Jack McCallum( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 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
The Prostate Monologues : What Every Man Can Learn from My Perplexing Experience with Prostate Cancer by Jack McCallum( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 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( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Alternative Names
Jack McCallum Amerikaans romanschrijver
Jack McCallum Sportswriter and novelist
Languages
English (55)
Chinese (3)
Italian (2)
French (1)
Polish (1)
Spanish (1)
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