Almost a Famous Person

By: Michelson, Herb

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[nice clean copy, minimal handling wear; jacket mildly rubbed, very short corner creases in front flap]. Tragic life story of Bob Presley, a Detroit ghetto kid whose life went astray when he failed to make the NBA after a successful high school and college basketball career. "Basketball offers young blacks the dream of success: money and fame. Presley never realized these dreams; all he knew was the harsh reality of exploitation by those who control the game-- the coaches, the club owners, the media. [This book] is an indictment of this dream, and of the tremendous emphasis placed on basketball and other professional sports as virtually the only way that a black man can escape the ghetto. No reader of Bob Presley's story will view basketball again in the same way."

Title: Almost a Famous Person

Author: Michelson, Herb

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Rubin Pfeffer

Categories: Sports, Sports: Basketball,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: (c.1980)

ISBN Number: 0-15-105069-4

ISBN Number 13: 9780151050697

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 8563

Keywords: Basketball Bob Presley NBA College Sports Detroit African-american Biography