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One of Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2014

A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist: History and Biography

"In his thoughtful, extraordinarily well--researched biography "Michael Jordan: The Life," Roland Lazenby... gives us the life and much more.... The exhaustive narrative of Jordan's basketball career is written with appropriate awe. But what makes this portrayal especially worthwhile is everything else."--Mike Greenberg, New York Times Book Review

"A comprehensive look at the life and times of the man and the legend.... A great work for any sports enthusiast and B-ball fan to read about one of the best that ever came to the game."--Brook Stephenson, Ebony

"A lot has been written about arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, but Roland Lazenby's Michael Jordan: The Life is easily the definitive version. The journalist has covered Jordan's career for nearly thirty years and his knowledge of the game and of this miraculous player shows in what is one of the best sports biographies in years."--Parade

"An utterly definitive biography.... The most comprehensive attempt yet made to explain the factors that have gone into producing the most famous basketball player and marketing phenom in the history of world sports....I don't know how it would be possible to write a more complete biography of him."--The Chicago Tribune

"It's not every day that I'm blown away by a book about a sports figure. But MICHAEL JORDAN: THE LIFE, by Roland Lazenby, ranks up there with the very best: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, and Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer. The depth of reporting, his frequent ascent into poetry, and his intelligent analysis of the life of this complicated, fascinating American icon deserve Pulitzer Prize consideration. For the first time I understand what makes Michael Jordan tick. I was captivated, fascinated and beguiled from beginning to end."--Peter Golenbock, New York Times-bestselling author of George and In the Country of Brooklyn

"Lazenby is one of the best, most thoughtful and thorough people writing books on the NBA today, which makes all his books fascinating reads and great looks at the psychology of teams and great players. His stuff is must read."--Kurt Helin, NBC Sports' Pro Basketball Talk

"Lazenby looks beyond the on-court exploits of a sports and cultural icon to find the complicated, and often contradictory, man behind the myth."--ESPN Holiday Gift Guide

"Lazenby's book is impressive in its research. There are details bound to surprise even the most die-hard Bulls fan."--Mike McGraw, The Chicago Daily Herald

"Lazenby's prose soars as dramatically and excitingly as does his subject. Jordan appeared to fly through the air; Lazenby makes time fly as readers immerse themselves in an extraordinarily competitive life. Does any biography deserve 700 pages? When you read Lazenby's Michael Jordan: The Life you'll be hard-pressed to answer anything but yes."--Michael Levin, New York Journal of Books

"Lazenby's thoroughly enjoyable biography is an impressive portrait of a man consumed by his competitive ambitions. It is also by far the most complete book on Michael Jordan to date.... Essential reading for all sports fans and particularly for those interested in American cultural history and popular culture."--Library Journal (starred review) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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The definitive biography of The Greatest, Michael Jordan. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File size : 47448 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 678 pages
  • ASIN : B00JXY19LI
  • Publisher : Little, Brown and Company; Illustrated edition (6 May 2014)
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Language: : English
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Miles Taylor-Charlemagne
5.0 out of 5 stars MJ the Legend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, especially Jordan's family and early years
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very balanced, honest and well written biography
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read to anyone interested in Michael Jordan. Period!
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