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On the Shoulders of Giants: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

On the Shoulders of Giants

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

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ISBN 10: 1416534881 / ISBN 13: 9781416534884
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2007
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Book and jacket are about Fine except for a remainder mark on the top foredge. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has signed on the second free endpaper, "For Sal, Abdul-Jabbar." This book is Abdul-Jabbar's take on the Harlem Renaissance. He was born in Harlem, and this book is a personal journey for him. Foreword by Quincy Jones. First edition. First printing. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 274 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 14303

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Title: On the Shoulders of Giants

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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A revealing personal account by the legendary basketball star traces his childhood in Harlem, his professional career, and the pivotal influence of the Harlem Renaissance on black culture in the United States, in a volume that features interview excerpts from Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee, Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Denzel Washington, and others. 100,000 first printing.

About the Author:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is recognized by Sports Illustrated and Time magazine as history's greatest basketball player (he is the NBA's all-time leading scorer). The author of several New York Times bestsellers, Kareem's previous books include Giant Steps, Kareem, Black Profiles in Courage, A Season on the Reservation, and Brothers in Arms. Since his retirement as a player in the NBA, Kareem has worked as a special assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and acted as a volunteer coach for children on the White Mountain Apache reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. On the Shoulders of Giants is currently in production as a documentary film.

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