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Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books (1 Feb. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401309720
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401309725
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Halberstam (1934-2007) was the author of twenty-two books, including fifteen bestsellers. Born in New York City, Halberstam spent much of the 1960s as a reporter for "The New York Times," covering the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement. His Vietnam reporting earned him both a George C. Polk Award and a 1964 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. "Vanity Fair" dubbed Halberstam "the Moses of American journalism," and the subjects of his books reflect his passion and range: war, foreign policy, history, and sports. "The Best and the Brightest "(1962), his sixth book, a critique of the Kennedy administration's Vietnam policy, became a #1 bestseller. His next book, "The Powers that Be," a study of four American media companies, was hailed by "The New York Times" as a "prodigy of research." Many of Halberstam's books explored themes in professional sports, including bestsellers "The Teammates," a portrait of the friendship between baseball players Ted Williams, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Bobby Doerr, and "The Education of a Coach," a profile of New England Patriots' Coach Bill Belichick.


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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book delves into the personal lives of the NBA players (at least the NBA players in 1978). Halberstam expresses a great ability to decipher and put on paper the racial tension and often awkward interaction between white and black athletes of that day. He also holds an uncanny ability of clearly stating the emotions and interests of all the players on that Portland Trailblazers team.
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this book was expertly written and researched.it was fascinating to hear about the 77 blazers, one of the most skilled and exciting teams ever. i have always been a huge jack ramsay and bill walton fan, and this book made me appreciate them more. this book really went inside the heads of the various (and troubled) players like lucas, hollins, and who can forget the marvelous marvin barnes. i remember when i was 7 or 8 years old, the game was exciting, the aba was at full throttle, and the players were still bound by the reserve clause. television changed everthing as did the big contracts. i didnt watch or pay attention to nba basketball between 1974 and the arrival of bird and johnson for this reason, and halberstam's book explains to me why.
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This book shows what happens when a superb journalist meets a great subject.

Yes, the NBA in the late 70s was a great subject as it was changing with the arrival of TV, bigger salaries, new ways of contracts, expansion, changing of the style of ow the game was played with more and more influence of the black players and the free style that started in the defunct ABA...

Whether you like basketball or not this is an amazing book: gripping, intense, touching, going a few layers under what we can see and read in the media...

Ah, and the perspecive of these 30 years make it so much better.
A gem, don't miss it
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Chronicles a year with an NBA basketball team in the 1970's. Insightful.
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found this book good was hapy had purchased it was good little read all the way through my holiday lol
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