Playing for keeps: Michael Jordan and the world he made

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Broadway Books, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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Playing for Keeps is the first book to recount Michael Jordan's entire exhilarating basketball career, from his victorious high school beginnings to his coming-of-age at the University of North Carolina under Coach Dean Smith and his triumphant days with the Bulls. But this is much more than a sports biography; David Halberstam uses the game as a prism to illuminate the larger issues -- American culture, race, Society, history -- that shaped Michael Jordan's extraordinary and heart-stopping story. Recounting not only the scoring records, countless awards, and stellar plays in the Jordan lore, Playing for Keeps is also rich with insight into the other personalities surrounding Jordan on the court, from Dennis Rodman to Coach Phil Jackson. Featuring eight pages of historic photographs, Halberstam's in-depth account fully captures the larger-than-life spirit of this superstar and the millions of fans he enraptures.

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User Review  - Nick Bradshaw - Goodreads

Some really good passages and a good read even for those not hugely into basketball who want to understand the phenomenon (on and off court), but a bit over the top in idolising/ deifying MJ in many parts Read full review

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Contents

Paris October 1997
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Wilmington Laney High 19791981
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Chicago November 1997
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About the author (2000)

David Halberstam is the author of fifteen books, including The Best and the Brightest, The Powers That Be, The Reckoning, The Breaks of the Game, Summer of '49, October 1964, and The Amateurs. He has received every major journalistic award, including the Pulitzer Prize, and is a member of the Society of American Historians.