On the Shoulders of Giants, Vol 3

Basketball Comes to Harlem
CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: CF334
Released: Sep 01, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436189965
Narrator/s: Bob Costas
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Best-selling author and NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar takes listeners on a tour through the segregated days of early basketball. Along the way, hoops icons like Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, and John Wooden share their thoughts, while broadcast legend Bob Costas narrates.


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On the Shoulders of Giants, Vol 3
Product Number: BX00004893
Product Number:Z3389
Product Number:CF334

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Author(s): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Narrator(s): Bob Costas
Product Number Z3389
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456109028

Professional reviews

"The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s was not just a cultural phenomenon that influenced the arts. That is one of many facts brought to bear in this fascinating study of basketball, written by superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and delivered by the well-known sports commentator Bob Costas. The audiobook covers one spectacular event in basketball history, the first professional championship in which an all-black team, from Harlem, played against white teams. The beauty of the work is how it intertwines its written words, musical interludes, and interviews within a fascinating historical context. Not surprisingly, Costas is an able narrator. His voice, already associated with American sports, gives authority and integrity to this gem of a work on sports history. P.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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