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Bird Watching
Larry Bird
0446524646
Sept 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
The first sentence of Larry Bird's candid post-player memoir begins blandly enough: "On August 18, 1992, I announced my retirement from the Boston Celtics." It's the one that follows--"It was one of the happiest days of my life"--that sets the tone for the book. Most stars have to be pulled off center stage, but as Bird Watching makes clear, the former Celtic legend who returned home to eventually coach the Indiana Pacers is certainly a rare bird. He's not afraid to ruffle feathers. And he's not afraid to tell his truth.

Perhaps the most striking revelations concern his heart. On top of the back pain that plagued him through much of his career, from time to time Bird experienced the feeling--and disorienting flush--of an irregular heartbeat, which he kept hidden from the Celtics. Even now, in the stress-filled world of...



Drive: The Story of My Life
Larry Bird
0553287583
October 1990
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Boston Celtic forward addresses his troubled past, discussing his teammates and telling basketball anecdotes in the process. "Depth and introspection are not among the book's strengths," warned PW . "However, even the brief suggestions of the inner Bird make the book worth reading." Photos. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
"Of all the people I play against, the only one I truly fear is Larry Bird."--Magic Johnson, from the Foreword.

The heart and soul of a champion: his life, his career, his game. To understand basketball, you have to understand Larry Bird. Arguably the greatest all-around player the game has ever known, he led the Boston Celtics from the basement to three world championships, collecting three NBA Most...


Bird on Basketball: How-to Strategies from the Great Celtics Champion
Larry Bird
0201142090
October 1988
Paperback
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Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game
Red Auerbach
0316010723
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phone call that delivered five words to him every week: "Tuesday. Eleven o’clock. China Doll." Those words invited him to the most exclusive lunch club in sports, led by legendary Boston Celtics coach Auerbach and frequented by coaches, secret service agents, close friends and Auerbach relatives, as well as by anyone in D.C. lucky enough to receive an invitation. Between bites of Mu-Shu pork and chicken-fried rice, Auerbach and his crew chewed on subjects from politics to women’s basketball to today’s coaches, and...


Drive
Larry Bird
0613292294
Oct 1990
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Boston Celtic forward addresses his troubled past, discussing his teammates and telling basketball anecdotes in the process. "Depth and introspection are not among the book's strengths," warned PW . "However, even the brief suggestions of the inner Bird make the book worth reading." Photos. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

Book Description
"Of all the people I play against, the only one I truly fear is Larry Bird."--Magic Johnson, from the Foreword.

The heart and soul of a champion: his life, his career, his game. To understand basketball, you have to understand Larry Bird. Arguably the greatest all-around player the game has ever known, he led the Boston Celtics from...


Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game
Red Auerbach
0316738239
October 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phone call that delivered five words to him every week: "Tuesday. Eleven o’clock. China Doll." Those words invited him to the most exclusive lunch club in sports, led by legendary Boston Celtics coach Auerbach and frequented by coaches, secret service agents, close friends and Auerbach relatives, as well as by anyone in D.C. lucky enough to receive an invitation. Between bites of Mu-Shu pork and chicken-fried rice, Auerbach and his crew chewed on subjects from politics to women’s basketball to today’s coaches, and...


Larry Bird
Mark Beyer
0823934845
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Basketball's Greatest Players: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 4 Book)
Sydelle A. Kramer
0679881123
November 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Whose hands were so big he held the basketball like a grapefruit? Which center singlehandedly changed the way defense was played? From Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, young hoops fans can read about eleven legendary players in this exciting look at basketball's greatest slam-dunking, hoop-hanging superstars.    

Card catalog description
Describes how and why such men as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird became great basketball players.

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The Perfect Team: The Players, Coach, and General Manager That Make up History's Most Unbeatable Team
National Basketball Association
0385501463
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The National Basketball Association takes an unusual approach in creating a team of all-time greats. Instead of relying on statistics, the organization chose each player because he possesses one of 12 qualities that former NBA coach Daly says "all winning teams must possess." While this selection method leads to a few surprises—John Havilcek (who excels in "perpetual motion and hustle") and Bill Laimbeer ("intensity")—the rest of the team consists of the usual suspects, including Michael Jordan ("will to win"), Larry Bird ("confidence") and Magic Johnson ("leadership"). Each person and his defining quality gets his own chapter written by a different prominent sportswriter. The chapters brim with information that will interest fans, but many of the qualities are interchangeable among this collection of...


The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I): Up Close and Personal with the Greatest Names in Sports
Tom Callahan
0609609424
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For ex-Time magazine and Washington Post sportswriter Callahan, it’s not the action or the score that counts; it’s the athletes, revealed most candidly in their moments of downtime, inattention and frailty. In a series of loose-jointed profiles and shaggy-dog stories organized by sport, Callahan presents punchy, profane, often heartbreaking vignettes from five decades or so of reporting—in tennis, for example, he considers everything from the hoopla of the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match to a random encounter with John McEnroe as the famous player sits necking with a woman in a car on a secluded country lane. His vivid, acerbic writing delivers pungent thumbnail sketches of such luminaries as Pete Rose ("he had a gap-toothed grin and was given to flinging himself flat and breaststroking like a...


Larry Bird: An Indiana Legend
The Indianapolis Star News (Editor)
1582610088
January 1998
Hardcover
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Dylan Lovan The Jeffersonville Evening News January 5, 1999
"Legend" is rife with detail and solid writing, and will become a must for anyone who craves for more on the wunderkind from small-town Indiana."

Book Description
Rookie of the Year. World Champion. All-Star. MVP. Coach of the Year. Throughout his basketball career, Larry Bird has gathered countless accolades and awards. From Springs Valley High School to Indiana State University to the Boston Celtics to the Indiana Pacers, one thing has remained the same: Bird's commitment to excellence.


Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer
Donez Xiques
1550025791
August 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"For those already interested in Laurence, this work will no doubt prove valuable, and its focus on the under-appreciated African writing will add a great deal to the study of her early work." - Winnipeg Free Press, October, 2, 2005

Book Description

Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer is an engaging narrative that contains new and important findings about Laurence's life and career. This biography reveals the challenges, successes, and failures of the long apprenticeship that preceded the publication of the The Stone Angel, Laurence's first commercially successful novel.

Donez Xiques demonstrates the importance of Margaret Laurence's early work as a journalist in her development as a writer and covers her return to Canada from Africa in the late 1950s. ...



Bird with a Broken Wing
Larry J. Bellarts
0832305146
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Lawrence J. Bellarts shares first-hand experiences as a pilot in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as intriguing incidents from his career as a Bank Auditor, Bank Examiner, a Trust Examiner and an Investigator of failed banks. During a trip to the Soviet Union in 1990, he risked attracting the interest of the then still powerful KGB by photographing the super-secret Russian Missile Research Center.

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