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Best Basketball Books

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The Assist

The Assist

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Follows coach Jack O'Brien, who led Boston's Charlestown High School basketball team to victory in several state championships, and chronicles his relationship with two talented African-American basketball players.
Fall River Dreams

Fall River Dreams

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A profile of Fall River's Durfee High School basketball team is set against the backdrop of a once-prosperous textile mill town turned poor and disheartened and follows the team's annual rekindling of community spirit. Reprint.
The Miracle of St. Anthony

The Miracle of St. Anthony

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A profile of the coach of Jersey City's championship-winning basketball team from St. Anthony High School offers insight into the strategies that have earned the team twenty-two state championships and two USA Today national titles.
The Last Season

The Last Season

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Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada—mountains as perilous as they are beautiful. Eric Blehm's masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.
Pistol

Pistol

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Recounts the life and achievements of the troubled 1970s basketball star, from his relationship with his obsessive father and unbroken college scoring record to the personal demons that challenged his life and his evangelical Christian faith.