Overview:King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution - Bill Russell was not the first African American to play professional basketball, but he was its first black superstar. From the moment he stepped onto the court of the Boston Garden in 1956, Russell began to transform the sport in a fundamental way, making him, more than any of his contemporaries, the Jackie Robinson of basketball. In "King of the Court", Aram Goudsouzian provides a vivid and engrossing chronicle of the life and career of this brilliant champion and courageous racial pioneer. Russell's leaping, wide-ranging defense altered the game's texture. His teams provided models of racial integration in the 1950s and 1960s, and, in 1966, he became the first black coach of any major professional team sport. Yet, like no athlete before him, Russell challenged the politics of sport. Instead of displaying appreciative deference, he decried racist institutions, embraced his African roots, and challenged the nonviolent tenets of the civil rights movement. This beautifully written book - sophisticated, nuanced, and insightful - reveals a singular individual who expressed the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. while echoing the warnings of Malcolm X.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725645-9780520258877. It was written by the following authors: Lena West, Harry Edwards, Aram Goudsouzian. Book King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution, which can be read online, published by the company: Gymea Publishing, University of California Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Romantic Fiction, True Stories, Fiction, Sports Books, Biography. The book was published on 2010-04-06 00:00:00. File for download King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution has PDF format and is called king-of-the-court-bill-russell-and-the-basketball-revolution.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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