The Resource King of the court : Bill Russell and the basketball revolution, Aram Goudsouzian ; with a foreword by Harry Edwards

King of the court : Bill Russell and the basketball revolution, Aram Goudsouzian ; with a foreword by Harry Edwards

Label
King of the court : Bill Russell and the basketball revolution
Title
King of the court
Title remainder
Bill Russell and the basketball revolution
Statement of responsibility
Aram Goudsouzian ; with a foreword by Harry Edwards
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bill Russell was not the first African American to play professional basketball, but he was its first black superstar. From the moment he stepped onto the court of the Boston Garden in 1956, Russell began to transform the sport in a fundamental way, making him, more than any of his contemporaries, the Jackie Robinson of basketball. In King of the Court, Aram Goudsouzian provides a vivid and engrossing chronicle of the life and career of this brilliant champion and courageous racial pioneer. Russell's leaping, wide-ranging defense altered the game's texture. His teams provided models of racial integration in the 1950s and 1960s, and, in 1966, he became the first black coach of any major professional team sport. Yet, like no athlete before him, Russell challenged the politics of sport. Instead of displaying appreciative deference, he decried racist institutions, embraced his African roots, and challenged the nonviolent tenets of the civil rights movement. This beautifully written book--sophisticated, nuanced, and insightful--reveals a singular individual who expressed the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. while echoing the warnings of Malcolm X--Product description
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goudsouzian, Aram
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV884.R86
LC item number
G68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
George Gund foundation imprint in African American Studies.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russell, Bill
  • Basketball players
  • Basketball
Label
King of the court : Bill Russell and the basketball revolution, Aram Goudsouzian ; with a foreword by Harry Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."--Prelim. p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-411) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Big League, Bush League
  • 6.
  • The Man Who Must Be Different
  • 7.
  • Goliath's Shadow
  • 8.
  • The Mystique
  • 9.
  • Family Man
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • His Own Little Revolution
  • 11.
  • Russellphobia
  • 12.
  • The Hidden Fear
  • 13.
  • Boston Is Dead
  • 14.
  • The Lighthouse
  • Russell Moves
  • 15.
  • Grand Old Man
  • 16.
  • Color Man
  • 17.
  • Seattle's New Dictator
  • 18.
  • Russell Redux
  • 2.
  • Big Man on Campus
  • 3.
  • Russell Rules
  • 4.
  • The Amateur
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 423 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520258877
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
20090311 00
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)429227340
  • (OCoLC)429227340
Label
King of the court : Bill Russell and the basketball revolution, Aram Goudsouzian ; with a foreword by Harry Edwards
Publication
Note
"A George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."--Prelim. p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-411) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Big League, Bush League
  • 6.
  • The Man Who Must Be Different
  • 7.
  • Goliath's Shadow
  • 8.
  • The Mystique
  • 9.
  • Family Man
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • His Own Little Revolution
  • 11.
  • Russellphobia
  • 12.
  • The Hidden Fear
  • 13.
  • Boston Is Dead
  • 14.
  • The Lighthouse
  • Russell Moves
  • 15.
  • Grand Old Man
  • 16.
  • Color Man
  • 17.
  • Seattle's New Dictator
  • 18.
  • Russell Redux
  • 2.
  • Big Man on Campus
  • 3.
  • Russell Rules
  • 4.
  • The Amateur
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 423 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520258877
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
20090311 00
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)429227340
  • (OCoLC)429227340

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