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  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown US (29 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316194778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316194778
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 5.1 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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"""

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The definitive biography of The Greatest, Michael Jordan.

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This is an immensely interesting biography of someone born in 1963 who, at least so far, seems to have lived the "American Dream" in ways and to an extent that few people have. His achievements are several and significant. He was born to loving parents, the fourth of five children, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and among the most talented and wealthiest of all who have played basketball. Currently, Michael Jordan is principal owner of the Charlotte franchise in the National Basketball Association. In this volume, Roland Lazenby provides an abundance of information and insights about Michael Jordan's achievements but I was even more interested in learning more about the person who achieved them.

As Lazenby explains, "I like to write about competitive personalities, especially those in the NBA. I like to write about their families. Among the zillion questions I had about MJ, I wanted to know where he came from, who the Jordans were. They were moonshiners, making and selling illegal liquor on North Carolina's Coastal Plain. So that's where his hard edge came from, I thought upon discovering who they were. Just about all the farmers and sharecroppers were moonshiners back in the day. That was their cash crop, the one that kept the family fed. They were tough-minded people, just like Jordan himself.

"I've written a book that builds his life from that background. Starting at the beginning, with the birth of his great grandfather Dawson Jordan, allows me to take the reader through the process of his family, his background, and the nurturing of his vast competitive nature. What's more, it's immensely fun to track his rise.
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Exceptionally good biography, and believe me I have read plenty of them. I liked the way how the writer had done his background work, interviewing people, picking up small details but keeping the text fluent.

We get a deep look of Jordan's family and the background of it, dating way back to 19th century, his junior years, playing career and everything after that. We get to hear opinions from his friends, opponents and competitors and the critical voices are not shut down either. We get plenty of examples of his huge competitiveness, his unique physical abilities, his testing of his teammates and his ability to rise to occasion.

Perhaps the only thing I would like to hear about more was Jordan's intelligence and his charisma. They both get mentioned often and with all of Jordan's success both as a player and media figure and I have no doubt both are 100 % true but it would have been interesting to read more examples of these.

All in all however, one of the best sports biographies I have read, right up there with Jack Johnson, The Unforgivable Blackness
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It has a lot of new info on MJ, especially on his family roots and personal life but is not that well written like Playing for keeps which also covers better his basketball career.
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Excellent book, detail is fascinating and you really get an accurate perception of this living legend.
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By Joao Rodrigues on 5 Nov 2014
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The most in depth biography of Jordan's life.
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