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Coy, John

Summary: Discover the true story of how James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J796.323 COY

McCallum, Jack

Summary: Documents the story of the Olympic squad that won the gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games, assessing the achievements and legacy of some of the NBA's greatest players, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 MCC

Peters, Stephanie True

Summary: Highlights sixteen of the best moments in basketball history, from Wilt Chamberlain's hundred-point game to the memorable game played between the Celtics and the Suns.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Books and Co. 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC CHR

Peavy, Linda S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Oklahoma Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 796.323 PEA

Clausen-Grace, Nicki

Summary: "With powerful infographics and leveled text, explores the statistics of modern pro basketball teams"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Rabbit Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.323 CLA

Grange, Michael.

Summary: A history of the National Basketball Association, illustrated through the profiles of its top players, past and present. Also includes the histories of 30 franchises and three essays about the game.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firefly Books 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 796.323 GRA

Gerstner, Joanne

Summary: Discusses the history of the basketball team and highlights prominent players and seasons of the team.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. Co. 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.32364 GER

Halberstam, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 HAL

MacMullan, Jackie

Summary: "An oral history of basketball"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 MAC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.973 MAC

Bird, Larry

Summary: With intimate, fly-on-the-wall detail, "When the Game Was Ours" transports readers to an electric era of basketball and reveals for the first time the inner workings of two players--Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson--dead set on besting one another.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 BIR

Luke, Andrew

Summary: Explores the sport of basketball, including its history, greatest moments, notable players, and what the future of the sport holds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mason Crest 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 796.323 LUK

Serrano, Shea

Summary: Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Image 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 SER

Bird, Larry

Summary: Two NBA legends offer a definitive account of their decades-long rivalry and friendship, exploring Bird's struggles with chronic pain and Johnson's discovery that he had contracted HIV.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 796.32 BIR

Goudsouzian, Aram.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RUSSELL, BILL GOU

Bjarkman, Peter C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 BJA

Feinstein, John.

Summary: Presents a comprehensive look at the coaches, players, and people behind the scenes of the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament. Focuses on the teams participating in the 2005 Final Four: the Michigan State Spartans, the University of Louisville Cardinals, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini, and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 FEI

Owumi, Alex.

Summary: "A stirring and inspiring basketball memoir, set against the harsh backdrop of the 2011 Libyan uprising. A Nigerian native who emigrated to the United States at age 11, Alex Owumi's exploits on the basketball court earned him a college scholarship to Georgetown University. Undrafted by the NBA, Owumi pursued his basketball dream overseas, eventually signing with Al-Nasr of Libya, a state-run...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OWUMI, ALEX OWU

Feinstein, John.

Summary: "The Legends Club is a sports book that captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball allegiance in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.323 FEI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.323 FEI

Catton, Bruce

Summary: This is the story of Lincoln's famous army of the Potomac during the early years of the Civil War, when it was under the command of General George B. McClellan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1951

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 CAT

Maraniss, Andrew

Summary: A biography of the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference details his struggles against racism, persistence of will, and role as a civil rights trailblazer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WAL

Summary: "On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 136 years of baseball history, only 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock is the only pitcher to ever claim he accomplished his while high on LSD. During his 12 years in the major leagues, Dock lived the expression "Black is Beautiful!" He wore curlers on the field. He stepped out of his Cadillac wearing the widest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO

Fishman, Jon M

Summary: Provides a brief overview of the life and career of Stephen Curry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CUR

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Eggers 2017

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SHL