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Wilbon, Michael

Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?
Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?

By: Charles Barkley, Michael Wilbon
This is the most personal and important book Charles Barkley has written. He lays himself open here, and because he does, he brings the same straight talk out of everyone with whom he engages in his journey around America to talk about the things that matter most and are the hardest to say - things having to do with race, and money, and identity. Why is it that we can talk about all sorts of big issues, but when the subject of race is raised, we all freeze up?
Barkley was a great Basketball player who was never afraid to speak his mind on any number of topics. In this book, he attempts to discuss the controversial issue of race in America by interviewing 13 prominent men and women from an assortment of fields. Sports columnist and TV host Michael Wilbon (Washington Post, ESPN) has acted as editor.

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The Book: Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?
Authors: Charles Barkley, Michael Wilbon
Format: Hardcover, 256pp
Pub. Date: March 2005
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
From the: eBA Basketball Books Catalogue


The area of the court immediately to the left and right of the foul line. Also known as the " free throw line extended on the offensive end".


A professional women's league affiliated with the NBA.

Wooden, John

My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey
My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey

By: John Wooden & Steve Jamison
"A good teacher or coach must not only understand others, but himself or herself as well." —John Wooden In this captivating book, beloved Basketball coach John Wooden reveals the educational journey he took throughout his legendary life, from his earliest days on a small Indiana farm to the glory of his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty. Throughout My Personal Best, Coach Wooden introduces us to the men and women who shaped him and the many important life lessons they taught along the way... This treasure trove of all things Wooden also includes rare, never-before-seen photos from Coach's private collection. Pairing these priceless photos with evocative personal stories, this modern sports classic encompasses the arc of Wooden's achievements and the spirit of his All-American experience, one that will serve as inspiration to anyone who aspires to be a coach--not only on the court but in every arena of life.
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The Book: My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey
Authors: John Wooden & Steve Jamison
Format: Hardcover, 205pp
Pub. Date: April 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
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They Call Me Coach
They Call Me Coach

By: John Wooden
Book Description
The critically acclaimed, classic autobiography of UCLA Basketball's legendary coach "What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to Basketball." -- Los Angeles Times " They Call Me Coach is grassroots Americana, a story bigger than Basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone." -- Chicago Tribune Now featuring a great new look and a Foreword by hoop Hall of Famer Bill Walton, this classic bestselling sports bio by America's "winner coach" is back. Still charming fans everywhere, college Basketball legend John Wooden reflects on his record-breaking career, his inspired life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA. With worldly wisdom, Wooden offers a very personal history of an unforgettable time in college Basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career, and the players who made his team unbeatable.

First Sentence:
"As I TURNED away from the post-game press conference and headed down that long corridor in Kansas City toward the dressing room, my feet and spirits dragged."

John Wooden is a coach's coach. His life and philosophy are simple but true. He set forth on his journey, and kept himself open to the possibilities of what he might become, and we are all richer for it. There is enough Basketball in the book to satisfy the "junkie" but the book is really about being the best person you are capable of becoming.

In memoir style, Wooden recounts the lessons of his youth and how they shaped his moral fiber and were essential foundations for his coaching style. Coach Wooden outlines his pyramid for success, something all motivators of men should study. He also shares some of the wonderful philosophies with which he guides his life.

You can't miss with Wooden's thoughts, words and advice. If you're coaching young people, he hits home lessons that every player and coach should know and understand. Even if you're just a parent or someone's business supervisor, read this book to learn how to better deal with and motivate those who rely on you for leadership. Don't let the coach down and pass these wonderful skills on to the next generation. Wooden's vision will live long past his coaching days. Find out all about it right here.

Coach Wooden shows his ability to lead and educate through his expertise in the fundamentals and the basics. He demonstrates his ability to change tactics and styles with different individuals, which is essential in good, effective leaders. This book is recommended on several levels. At face value, it is an exceptional story about an exceptional coach and man. At a deeper level, it portrays a good example of how to lead and how to set an example for those you are trying to lead.

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The Book: They Call Me Coach
Authors: John Wooden
Format: Paperback, 272pp
Pub. Date: September 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (USA)
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