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Basketball: Great Writing About America's Game Hardcover – 15 Mar 2018

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  • Hardcover: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Library of America; 1 edition (15 March 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598535560
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598535563
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 880 g
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"Splendid. . . . Like an all-star game between hard covers."
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David M. Shribman, The Wall Street Journal

"A great hoops book. . . . Casts a wide net that goes far beyond the NBA . . . [to] speak to the multitudes contained within the game, whether it's played on the biggest stage in the world or a playground after dark."
-- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

"An embarrassment of riches. . . . This collection is a slam dunk for anyone who loves basketball."
--Erik Spanberg, The Christian Science Monitor

"Deserves a place on the shelf of any self-respecting hoops fan."
-- Alex Belth, Deadspin.com/The Stacks

"What a terrific book. . . . Wolff's basketball anthology is such a wonderful surprise."
-- Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

"Alexander Wolff has put together this collection like a master point guard distributing the ball, deftly providing both a chronology of the game and a full, rich accounting of its place in American culture."
--Glenn Stout, series editor, The Best American Sports Writing

Book Description

From the street game to March Madness to Jordan and LeBron, the greatest writing about the grit, grace, and glory of basketball.

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Robert P. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For Basketball Fans
Reviewed in Canada on 16 April 2018
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Jerry Iwanus
5.0 out of 5 stars For the love of The Game
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Richard Dawley
5.0 out of 5 stars A compendium of wonderful basketball stories spanning decades including brief bios of the writers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shows how the game evolved
Reviewed in the United States on 8 July 2019
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John Merenda
4.0 out of 5 stars This book tells the story of the game from street ball to the pros.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Serious study of the on-court and off-court history of basketball
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3.0 out of 5 stars A series of basketball stories of which some are very ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive picture of the game's role in American life
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Norman Jones
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a well organized book and not that informative.
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Robert Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Great writers highlighted
Reviewed in the United States on 29 April 2018
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