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Author Lazenby, Roland, author.

Title Michael Jordan : the life / Roland Lazenby.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Biography  B Jordan, M.    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 708 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Prologue -- Part I. Cape Fear : Holly Shelter ; Bloody Wilmington -- Part II. Early times : The influence ; The competitor ; The Diamond -- Part III. Emergence : The cut ; Number 23 ; The transformation ; The Five-Star ; The Michael -- Part IV. True blue : The freshman ; Something new ; System failure -- Part V. The rookie : Gold Rush ; Black power ; The first look -- Part VI. Flight school : The young prisoner ; The foot ; Attack! -- Part VII. The cynic : That's entertainment ; Ruling Jordan ; Flying high and dry ; The drive-by wedding ; The transition ; The god of basketball -- Part VIII. Something gained : Triangular ; The gamble ; All that glitters -- Part IX. Far and away : The Lexus ; The diamond dream ; Come again ; Training camp -- Part X. Fury : The carnival ; The reckoning ; Firing up the bus -- Part XI. The afterlife : Limbo ; The Wizard ; Carolina -- Acknowledgments -- Notes and sources -- Index.
Summary "When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now."
"Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, teammates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man."-- From publisher description.
Subject Jordan, Michael, 1963-
Chicago Bulls (Basketball team)
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780316194778

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