Who Is Michael Jordan

Who Is Michael Jordan
Author: Kirsten Anderson,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780451532466
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Grab your Js and hit the court with this Who Was? biography about NBA superstar Michael Jordan. Meet the man who changed the game forever. Michael Jordan has always been competitive--even as a young boy, he fought for attention. His need to be the best made him a star player on his college basketball team and helped him become an NBA legend, both for his skills and his endorsements. His Nike contract for Air Jordan basketball shoes set an unmatched precedent for professional athletes. Author Kirsten Anderson takes readers through each exciting moment, detailing the iconic reverse lay-ups and jump shots of Michael Jordan's storied career.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
Author: Roland Lazenby
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780316228763
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Driven from Within

Driven from Within
Author: Michael Jordan
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781471105715
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Release: 2012-12-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A part of all those people who helped me along the way can be found in everything I have done and continue to do. I had some great teachers - and I listened to what they had to say.' - Michael Jordan A global icon in sports, style and business, Michael Jordan is famous for his unrivalled athletic ability, his fierce determination, and his grace under pressure. In DRIVEN FROM WITHIN, he makes it clear that his phenomenal success is thanks in large part to the teachers, mentors and friends who have guided him throughout his life. Here is a book about the power of collaboration and teamwork, the energy that is released when people share their gifts and hard-won knowledge. With almost two million copies of his three previous books in print, Michael Jordan has proven himself to be as strong a performer in bookstores as he is on the court. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed, this is Michael Jordan's most intimate book to date. Organized around the qualities that Jordan demonstrates in his own life and that he looks for in others - qualities like authenticity, integrity, passion and commitment - DRIVEN FROM WITHIN is an inspiring record of an extraordinary life.

The Jordan Rules

The Jordan Rules
Author: Sam Smith
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781938120534
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Release: 2012-07-26
Editor: Diversion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times Bestseller, Now in eBook Format and Updated With a New Introduction This is the 20th anniversary of the explosive bestseller that changed the way the world viewed one of the greatest athletes in history, revealing for the first time Michael Jordan's relentless drive to win anything and everything, at any cost. NBA Hall of Fame columnist Sam Smith had unlimited access to the team and its players during their championship 1991-92 season, which he details in the new introduction, along with candid revelations about his sources, and the reaction from Michael, his teammates, the media, and the fans when the book blasted onto the bestseller lists in 1992 (where it stayed for three months). With more than a million copies in print, and just published for the first time in eBook format, The Jordan Rules remains the ultimate inside look at one of the most legendary teams in sports history.

Who Was Levi Strauss

Who Was Levi Strauss
Author: Ellen Labrecque,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780593225073
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Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How did an immigrant who sold sewing supplies in New York City reinvent himself in the American West by creating the most iconic pair of pants in the world? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library! As a young working-class German immigrant, Levi Strauss left his family's dry goods business in New York City to journey out west for the California Gold Rush. Only Levi wasn't looking for gold -- he wanted to provide the miners with sturdy clothes to wear while they worked in the dusty river beds. His solution? Blue jeans -- pants made of strong denim fabric -- which have become one of the most beloved and fashionable clothing items in the world. Who Was Levi Strauss? follows the remarkable journey of this American businessman, and takes a look at how one man and a pair of pants changed fashion and the world forever.

Facing Michael Jordan

Facing Michael Jordan
Author: Sean Deveney
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781613217306
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relive the magic of the greatest player to ever step on the court. “Air Jordan,” “His Airness,” “MJ.” Whatever you call him, Michael Jeffrey Jordan can be considered one of the greatest basketball players of all-time. During his career, Jordan won six NBA championships and was a 14-time All-Star, five-time NBA MVP, and six-time NBA Finals MVP. To say Jordan was dominant during his career would be a severe understatement. Now for the first time ever, hear stories from opponents, teammates, and coaches about what it was like to go against MJ in Facing Michael Jordan. You will hear stories from such All-Stars as: Charles Barkley Dennis Rodman Robert Parish Terry Porter And many more! From the moment Jordan stepped onto the court, he dominated the game of basketball. No matter who comes around today or tomorrow, Jordan’s name and the number 23 will resonate with basketball fans for all eternity. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
Author: David L. Porter
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0313337675
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Release: 2007
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Profiles the legendary basketball player who is one of the wealthiest and most popular athletes in the world.

Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps
Author: David Halberstam
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781453286142
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Release: 2012-12-18
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist looks at the life and times of the Chicago Bulls superstar— “The best Jordan book so far” (The Washington Post). One of sport’s biggest superstars, Michael Jordan is more than an internationally renowned athlete. As illuminated through David Halberstam’s trademark balance of impeccable research and fascinating storytelling, Jordan symbolizes the apex of the National Basketball Association’s coming of age. Long before multimillion-dollar signings and lucrative endorsements, NBA players worked in relative obscurity, with most games woefully unattended and rarely broadcast on television. Then came Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, Jordan’s two great predecessors, and the game’s status changed. The new era capitalized on Jordan’s talent, will power, and unrivaled competiveness. In Playing for Keeps, Halberstam is at his investigative best, delving into Jordan’s expansive world of teammates and coaches. The result is a gripping story of the athlete and media powerhouse who changed a game forever. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.

When Nothing Else Matters

When Nothing Else Matters
Author: Michael Leahy
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781471108594
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Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As one of the greatest, most celebrated athletes in history, Michael Jordan conquered professional basketball as no one before. Powered by a potent mix of charisma, near superhuman abilities and a ferocious drive to dominate the game, he achieved every award and accolade conceivable before retiring from the Chicago Bulls and taking an executive post with the Washington Wizards. But retirement didn't suit the man who was once king, and at the advanced age of thirty-eight Michael Jordan decided it was time to reclaim the court that was once his. WHEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is the definitive account of Jordan's equally spectacular and disastrous return to basketball. Having closely followed Jordan's final two seasons, Michael Leahy draws a fascinating portrait of an intensely complex man hampered by injuries and assaulted by younger players eager to usurp his throne. In this enthralling book Jordan emerges as an ambitious, at times deeply unattractive character with, unsurprisingly, a monstrous ego. WHEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is an absorbing portrait not only of one athlete's overriding ambition, but also of a society so in thrall to its sports stars that it is blind to all their faults.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
Author: Joe Levit
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781728407128
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Release: 2020-08-01
Editor: Millbrook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jordan without knowing he would raise the standard for how basketball is played forever. Learn all about Jordan's life and explore what makes him a living legend.

For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game
Author: Mark Vancil
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780609602065
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Release: 1998
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Photographs combine with Jordan's personal anecdotes and reminiscences to chronicle the life and times of the great basketball player, detailing his college and professional career, the murder of his father, and the business of basketball

Salt in His Shoes

Salt in His Shoes
Author: Deloris Jordan,Roslyn M. Jordan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0689834195
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Release: 2003-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Young Michael Jordan, who is smaller than the other players, learns that determination and hard work are more important than size when playing the game of basketball.

Dream Big

Dream Big
Author: Deloris Jordan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781442412705
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the age of nine years, Michael dreams of playing basketball for the United States in the Olympics, and with hard work and his mother's encouragement, he realizes his dream.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
Author: Wilfred Santiago
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9781606997116
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Release: 2014-10-09
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A kinetic graphic biography about Michael “Air” Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time and most influential athlete in history, from the creator of the acclaimed and best-selling 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente. This tour-de-force graphic biography explores basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s public successes and private struggles, with Santiago’s passion for his subject shining through on every full-color page. At the age of 19, Jordan scored the winning jump shot in the final seconds of the 1982 NCAA Championship, earning him the moniker “Air.” He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, a team with a decade of failure. By 1991, Jordan led the Bulls to their first NBA championship, besting Magic Johnson and the L.A. Lakers. In 1992, Michael Jordan joined the Dream Team, an assembly of 12 legendary NBA players who steamrolled everyone at the Barcelona Olympics and brought the gold back home. Despite taking a season off to try his hand at professional baseball, Jordan still led the Bulls to three consecutive NBA Championships. However, his life is not without controversies or calamities, and no amount of success or money can shield him from it. But everyone wanted to be like Mike, and Santiago comes closer than anyone to putting you on the parquet floor of the Chicago’s United Center in your very own pair of Air Jordans.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
Author: Clayton Geoffreys
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1514166763
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Release: 2015-05-31
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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."--Provide by publisher.

Who Was Robert Ripley

Who Was Robert Ripley
Author: Kirsten Anderson,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780698198876
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Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enter a world of shrunken heads, mystic holy men, shriveled aliens, and bizarre relics in the delightfully odd tale of Robert Ripley. Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not! After publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst took an interest in the column, it became a syndicated global success. Ripley spent his life traveling to more than 200 countries in search of strange objects and interesting facts. His penchant for the peculiar launched an entertainment empire, and his collection of artifacts can be seen worldwide at his famous Odditoriums. Believe It Or Not!

On the Court With Michael Jordan

On the Court With   Michael Jordan
Author: Matt Christopher
Pages: 86
ISBN: 031616948X
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Release: 2014-06-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the life and basketball career of the high-scoring player with the Chicago Bulls, who made a brief attempt to play minor league baseball in 1994.

Who Was Andy Warhol

Who Was Andy Warhol
Author: Kirsten Anderson,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780698187382
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Release: 2014-12-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what “art” could be. Working in the aptly named “Factory,” Warhol’s paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and, with it, a national obsession. Who Was Andy Warhol? tells the story of an enigmatic man who grew into a cultural icon.

Michael Jordan Speaks

Michael Jordan Speaks
Author: Janet Lowe
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0471399965
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Release: 2001-01-22
Editor: Wiley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Words and wisdom from Chicago Bulls #23: Mega-superstar, "His Airness" He is the most successful player to ever wear a basketball uniform. On the court and off the court, Michael has entertained the world as a pitchman, movie star, spokesperson, and an extraordinary athlete-although not the greatest baseball player. For the first time ever, bestselling author Janet Lowe has compiled a portrait from Michael's own words. Michael Jordan Speaks touches upon everything about the sport, his mega-superstar status, and his life, culled from articles, newscasts, and interviews.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
Author: Sarah Houghton
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0736895027
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Release: 2001-09
Editor: Capstone Classroom
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the story of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, from his youth to his highly successful professional career, which includes six NBA titles and numerous records and awards.