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Michael Jordan

The Life

By Roland Lazenby

"It's not every day that I'm blown away by a book about a sports figure. But MICHAEL JORDAN: THE LIFE, by Roland Lazenby, ranks up there with the very best: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, and Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer. The depth of reporting, his frequent ascent into poetry, and his intelligent analysis of the life of this complicated, fascinating American icon deserve Pulitzer Prize consideration. For the first time I understand what makes Michael Jordan tick. I was captivated, fascinated and beguiled from beginning to end." -- Peter Golenbock, New York Times-bestselling author of George and In the Country of Brooklyn

The definitive biography of a legendary athlete

The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net.

But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now.

Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan.

Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with Jordan's friends, teammates, and family members; and interviews with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of Michael Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

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Publish Date

2014

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9780316194778


Format: Book
Author: Lazenby, Roland
Summary: Traces the life of one of the most legendary basketball players in the history of the sport, drawing upon interviews with Jordan's friends, family, and teammates, and following his career from college to the NBA.
Title: Michael Jordan : the life / Roland Lazenby.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Subject: Jordan, Michael, 1963- Chicago Bulls (Basketball team) Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Isbn: 9780316194778 (hbk.) 0316194778 0316194778 9780316194778
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 11
Call Number: B Jordan
Oclc: 857879414
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Bib Id: 524008

Format: Book
Author: Lazenby, Roland.
Summary: Traces the life of one of the most legendary basketball players in the history of the sport, drawing upon interviews with Jordan's friends, family, and teammates, and following his career from college to the NBA.
Title: Michael Jordan : the life / Roland Lazenby.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Description: viii, 708 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Subjects: Jordan, Michael, 1963-
Subjects: Chicago Bulls (Basketball team)
Subjects: Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN: 9780316194778 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0316194778
ISBN: 0316194778
ISBN: 9780316194778
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 11
Call Number: B Jordan