Michael Jordan: A Life Above the Rim (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Nov 9, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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Michael Jordan was a late bloomer.Cut from the Varsity basketball team in high school when he first tried out, Michael nonetheless became the best basketball player that ever lived—Rare Air Jordan.The true story of how Michael Jordan achieved this amazing level of success as a basketball player—and as the high king of commercial endorsements—underscores one of the new roles of athletes in our society today.Here's a fascinating look at both the evolution of basketball and Michael Jordan's stunning climb to the peak of his sport, and his season in minor league baseball.

  

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User Review  - FinlayDC2000 - Goodreads

This book was a great way of learning about the best the game has ever seen. The only problem is it doesn't feature MJ enough. But to make up it has Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, James Nasmith ect. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karla Black - Goodreads

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Contents

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For Further Reading
Index
Acknowledgments
Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Robert Lipsyte was an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times and the Emmy-winning host of the nightly public affairs show The Eleventh Hour. He is the author of twelve acclaimed novels for young adults and is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his lifetime contribution in that genre. He lives in Manhattan and on Shelter Island, New York, with his wife, Lois, and his dog, Milo.