Second Wind: The Memoirs of an Opinionated Man

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Random House, Jan 1, 1979 - African American basketball players - 265 pages
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The perceptive, controversial, and idiosyncratic basketball star recounts the decisive events of his life and career, offers an inside look at professional basketball, and sounds off about freedom, race, marriage, religion, and American culture

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One of a serious of great sports autobiographies I've read recently, joining Agassi's Open and Leonard's The Big Fight in giving the reader and fan a thoughtful, introspective look at the challenges ... Read full review

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Not a bad starting point for a basketball collection built around biographies of guys with lots of rings. Next on my shopping list: the Robert Horry story! Read full review


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Five-time NBA MVP and twelve-time All-Star, Bill Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won eleven NBA championships. As a major league coach, Russell won two additional championships--the first African-American to do so. He is considered the father of the modern pro game and one of the most significant Americans of the twentieth century in sports. His three previous books include the national bestseller "Russell Rules".

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