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The Game They Played [*SIGNED*]

By: Cohen, Stanley

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20669

ISBN: 0-374-21293-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, with no discernible wear to book; jacket a little bit rubbed, but bright and clean]. INSCRIBED to friends and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. An "autobiographical documentary" of the college basketball scandal of the early 1950's, when several members of the 1949-50 City College (N.Y.) team -- the first and only team to ever win both the NIT and the NCAA tournaments in the same season -- were arrested for fixing the scores of basketball games. The scandal spread to other New York City teams, and then to colleges in other parts of the country. The author "... View more info

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The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever

By: Feinstein, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17138

ISBN: 0-316-27972-2

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows very light surface wear]. (B&W photographs) On December 9, 1977, during an NBA game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, an on-court fistfight broke out, during with the Lakers' Kermit Washington landed "an astonishingly ferocious punch" on the Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich, "a single blow that has reverberated in both men's lives ever since," and also led to major changes in the game of professional basketball itself. Through his examination of the aftermath of "this one cataclysmic event, [the auth... View more info

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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

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Pigeons, Bloody Noses and Little Skinny Kids: A Story of Wolverine Basketball

By: Mortimer, Jeff

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dexter MI, Thomson-Shore Publishers: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4715

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy; jacket a tiny bit rubbed, traces of edgewear here and there]. (B&W photographs) The author "has carefully probed the long history of Wolverine basketball to bring to life in these pages the innovative and courageous coaches, the sharp-shooting, slick-passing, board-crashing players, and the dynamic, come-from-behind teams that brought national prominence to Wolverine basketball--decades ago as well as just yesterday." (That would, of course,be the University of Michigan Wolverines--but if I gotta tell you that, you probably aren't interested in this book!) View more info

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Pauley Pavilion -- College Basketball's Showplace

By: Smale, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Manhattan KS, SportMemories Publishing: (c.1989)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20788

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[small dent in edge of rear cover, no other discernible wear to book; jacket a little edgeworn, a couple of tiny tears along top and bottom edges, smallish scraped area near left-hand side of front panel, "25th Anniversary Edition" foil sticker on front panel, a bit of residue from a removed label at lower corner of rear panel]. (B&W and color photographs) Issued in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball since its opening in 1965, this book is organized in the following sections: "Games" (accounts of memorable individual bask... View more info