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The Audacity of Hoop : Basketball and the Age of Obama, Alexander Wolff

Label
The Audacity of Hoop : Basketball and the Age of Obama
Title
The Audacity of Hoop
Title remainder
Basketball and the Age of Obama
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Wolff
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While basketball didn't take up residence in the White House in January 2009, the game nonetheless played an outsized role in forming the man who did. In The Audacity of Hoop, celebrated sportswriter Alexander Wolff examines Barack Obama, the person and president, by the light of basketball. This game helped Obama explore his identity, keep a cool head, impress his future wife, and define himself as a candidate. Wolff chronicles Obama's love of the game from age 10, on the campaign trail-- where it eventually took on talismanic meaning-- and throughout his two terms in office. More than 125 photographs illustrate Obama dribbling, shooting free throws, playing pickup games, cooling off with George Clooney, challenging his special assistant Reggie Love for a rebound, and taking basketball to political meetings. There is also an assessment of Obama's influence on the NBA, including a dawning political consciousness in the league's locker rooms. Sidebars reveal the evolution of the president's playing style, 'Baracketology'-- a not-entirely-scientific art of filling out the commander in chief's NCAA tournament bracket-- and a timeline charts Obama's personal and professional highlights. Equal parts biographical sketch, political narrative, and cultural history, The Audacity of Hoop shows how the game became a touchstone in Obama's exercise of the power of the presidency."--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolff, Alexander
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E908.3
LC item number
.W64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Obama, Barack
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • United States
Label
The Audacity of Hoop : Basketball and the Age of Obama, Alexander Wolff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basketball Jones -- Hoop dreams from his father. Gaming the President out ; The First Brother-in-law -- Running game. "The little brother I never had" ; Obama, one-on-one ; Players' choice -- Power, forward. Baracketology ; Hardwood cabinet ; The Secretary of Schoolin' People ; Center circles ; Lip service ; Ding-dong diplomacy ; The world's most elegant locker room ; The loyal opposition ; The inevitability of golf -- The game in the Age of Obama. Shooting the First Shooter
Dimensions
21 x 27 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781439913093
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
##2015013672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907651173
  • (OCoLC)ocn907651173
Label
The Audacity of Hoop : Basketball and the Age of Obama, Alexander Wolff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basketball Jones -- Hoop dreams from his father. Gaming the President out ; The First Brother-in-law -- Running game. "The little brother I never had" ; Obama, one-on-one ; Players' choice -- Power, forward. Baracketology ; Hardwood cabinet ; The Secretary of Schoolin' People ; Center circles ; Lip service ; Ding-dong diplomacy ; The world's most elegant locker room ; The loyal opposition ; The inevitability of golf -- The game in the Age of Obama. Shooting the First Shooter
Dimensions
21 x 27 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781439913093
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
##2015013672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907651173
  • (OCoLC)ocn907651173

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