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Forty-Eight Minutes: A Night in the Life of the NBA, Ryan, Bob; Pluto, Terry
1 Forty-Eight Minutes: A Night in the Life of the NBA Ryan, Bob; Pluto, Terry
Good. 
Hardcover. 2nd printing hardcover with dustjacket 1987 Macmillan. Book Sale INKSTAMP on 1st blank page. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. 356pp, Glossary, diagrams. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. '2 writers covering the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics join in a close look at the teams' 1987 Boston Garden game. ... [T]he authors give a detailed play-by-play account. They blend quotes from players, coaches, and others with their own appraisals in background, play critique, etc. Not until the tense final seconds of regulation and an overtime is there a winner between the underdog Cavs and the proud Celts. Educational for developing players and fun for fans....'-- Morey Berger, Library Journal, 1987. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Harlem Globetrotters, Vecsey, George
2 Harlem Globetrotters Vecsey, George
Very Good. 
Paperback. Stated 1st printing mass-market paperback 1970 Scholastic Book Services. Very clean; no marks; spine uncreased; binding tight. Light wear; light age-tanning. 160 pages; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Front cover shows Meadowlark Lemon, Curly Neal, and Bob (Showboat) Hall. Young Adult reading level. Keywords: basketball, team, player, court, comedy, clown, skill, Trotters, Goose Tatum, Hubert Ausbie, Marques Haynes, Abe Saperstein, Louis (Red) Klotz. No ISBN. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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3 Personal Fouls: The Broken Promises and Shattered Dreams of Big Money Basketball at Jim Valvano's North Carolina State Golenbock, Peter
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1989 Carroll and Graf. Superclean; no marks; binding tight. Slight age-discoloration to pages. Only light wear. 311pp, B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'Cancelled by Simon & Schuster earlier this year, Golenbock's book is due out from its new publisher in supposedly unaltered form, despite warnings from North Carolina State that the charges it makes are false and insufficiently substantiated. Among other allegations, Golenbock states that players' grades were fixed by Coach [Jim] Valvano, positive drug tests were kept secret, and players received money, cars, etc., from a special fund. Golenbock is co-author of The Bronx Zoo and other books. Watch for the fallout.'--M.R., Library Journal, 1989. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Conquering Heroes: A Novel, Gent, Peter
4 The Conquering Heroes: A Novel Gent, Peter
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1994 Donald Fine. Superclean; no marks; only light wear. Light crumpling to jacket edges. 304pp. Language: English. 'Set against the backdrop of college basketball, this novel follows the lives of five high-school teammates from 1960 to the present, focusing on Pat Lee, now the recruiting coach for an NCAA powerhouse.'--Ingram. By the author of 'North Dallas Forty'. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams (library binding), Frey, Darcy
5 The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams (library binding) Frey, Darcy
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover professional re-binding of a softcover book (for heavy use) by Everbind for Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin, 2004. Original copyright 1994; now with new Afterword by author. Handsome new blank bookplate covers booksale inkstamp on 1st blank page. Otherwise clean and unmarked; appears unread. Glossy picture cover-- no dustjacket. 233 pages. Language: English. 'Coney Island, Brooklyn, once New York City's playground, is now an archetypal ghetto, filled with high-rise housing projects and populated almost exclusively by African Americans. High schoolers there attend Abraham Lincoln High, known all around the East Coast for its outstanding basketball teams, where players see the sport as their way out of second-class citizenship. In his first book, Frey, a contributing editor at Harper's and the New York Times Magazine, has composed a sensitive account of a year in the lives of 4 exceptional players (3 seniors and one freshman), their coach and their families, and he shows that the game can indeed be a means of escape in spite of their school's poor academic reputation. But the way out is fraught with difficulties. For instance, Frey offers devastating anecdotes about dishonest college recruiters and about the NCAA. This excellent book is not only about basketball but about realizing a dream, and its appeal should be very wide.'--Publishers Weekly, 1994. No ISBN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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