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Almost a Famous Person

By: Michelson, Herb

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8563

ISBN: 0-15-105069-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[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 baske... View more info