First published in 1998, this excellent book on the growth of basketball as an international game is now being presented as a 20th anniversary edition.
“this small volume offers a fascinating and remarkable story of one man’s love of sport, devotion to a team, and how that saves his life.”
“His memoir is both proud and self-effacing, candid and evasive, an artful nod to Shakespearean comedy and tragedy . . .”
“What you do in the darkness comes out in the light.”
“This is the book that explains, as no one has done before, how the business of basketball, including most importantly the endorsement game, is played.”
“In Breaking Barriers, Stark has taken on an important chapter in American Sport and in the history of desegregation in America.”
“Pomerantz has created a fascinating and sympathetic portrait of a superstar athlete whose human sensitivities are on display and whose complexities are laid bare.”
Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 transformed women’s sports in America and is now a familiar historical marker.
“The Secret Game is a compelling and truly American story.”
“. . . an inspiration . . .”
“One on One has a payoff on every page. Any sports fan will have a hard time putting this book down.
“Harvey Araton writes as if he is reliving his youth in the days when fans young and old lived and breathed New York Knicks basketball—the days when the garden was indeed Eden.”
“Its familiarity and comfort level are its greatest strengths. . . . [but] we can’t help wanting more.”