I Came As A Shadow

I Came As A Shadow

I Came As A Shadow

The long-awaited autobiography from Georgetown University’s legendary coach, whose life on and off the basketball court threw America’s unresolved struggle with racial justice into sharp relief. John Thompson was never just a basketball coach and I Came As A Shadow is categorically not just a basketball autobiography. After five decades at the center of race and sports in America, Thompson—the iconic NCAA champion, Black activist, and educator—was ready to make the private public at last, and he completed this autobiography shortly before his death in the historically tumultuous summer of 2020. Chockful of stories and moving beyond mere stats (three Final Fours, four-time national coach of the year, seven Big East championships, 97 percent graduation rate), Thompson’s book drives us through his childhood under Jim Crow segregation to our current moment of racial reckoning. We experience riding shotgun with Celtics icon Red Auerbach and coaching NBA Hall of Famers like Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson. What were the origins of the the phrase “Hoya Paranoia”? You’ll see. And parting his veil of secrecy, Thompson brings us into his negotiation with a D.C. drug kingpin in his players’ orbit in the 1980s, as well as behind the scenes of his years on the Nike board. Thompson’s mother was a teacher who had to clean houses because of racism in the nation's capital. His father could not read or write. Their son grew up to be a man with his own larger-than-life statue in a building that bears his family’s name on a campus once kept afloat by the selling of 272 enslaved Black people. This is a great American story, and John Thompson’s experience sheds light on many of the issues roiling our nation. In these pages, he proves himself to be the elder statesman whose final words college basketball and the country need to hear. I Came As A Shadow is not a swan song, but a bullhorn blast from one of America’s most prominent sons.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : John Thompson
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2020-12-15
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781250619341


I Came As A Shadow

I Came As A Shadow

The long-awaited autobiography from Georgetown University’s legendary coach, whose life on and off the basketball court throws America’s unresolved struggle with racial justice into sharp relief John Thompson was never just a basketball coach and I Came As a Shadow is categorically not just a basketball autobiography. After three decades at the center of race and sports in America, the first Black head coach to win an NCAA championship is ready to make the private public. Chockful of stories and moving beyond mere stats (and what stats! three Final Fours, four times national coach of the year, seven Big East championships, 97 percent graduation rate), Thompson’s book drives us through his childhood under Jim Crow segregation to our current moment of racial reckoning. We experience riding shotgun with Celtics icon Red Auerbach, and coaching NBA Hall of Famers like Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson. How did he inspire the phrase “Hoya Paranoia”? You’ll see. And thawing his historically glacial stare, Thompson brings us into his negotiation with a DC drug kingpin in his players’ orbit in the 1980s, as well as behind the scenes on the Nike board today. Thompson’s mother was a teacher who couldn’t teach because she was Black. His father could not read or write, so the only way he could identify different cements at the factory where he worked was to taste them. Their son grew up to be a man with his own life-sized statue in a building that bears his family’s name on a campus once kept afloat by the selling of 272 enslaved people. This is a great American story, and John Thompson’s experience sheds light on many of the issues roiling our nation. In these pages, he proves himself to be the elder statesman college basketball and the country need to hear from now. I Came As A Shadow is not a swan song, but a bullhorn blast from one of America’s most prominent sons.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : John Thompson
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
Release : 2022-02-08
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781250619365


I Came As A Shadow

I Came As A Shadow

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : John Thompson
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2021-01-26
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 1250619351


Go Up For Glory

Go Up For Glory

Back in print for the first time in decades, Go Up for Glory is the classic 1968 basketball memoir by NBA legend Bill Russell, with a new foreword from the author. From NBA legend Bill Russell, Go Up for Glory is a basketball memoir that transcends time. First published in 1965, this narrative traces Russell's childhood in segregated America and details the challenges he faced as a Black man, even when he was a celebrated NBA star. And while some progress has been made, this book serves as an urgent reminder of how far we still have to go in the fight for human rights and equality.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bill Russell
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-11-17
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780593184233


Tall Tales

Tall Tales

An account of the NBA from 1956 to 1966, after the introduction of the 24-second shot clock, highlights those who dominated the sport during its "glory days," including Red Auerbach, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Boston Celtics.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Terry Pluto
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2000-10-01
Total Pages : 397 Pages
ISBN : 0803287666


The Book Of Blood And Shadow

The Book Of Blood And Shadow

When Nora Kane discovers her best friend murdered and her boyfriend the apparent killer, she is caught up in a web of secret societies and conspirators, all searching for a device purported to allow direct communication with God.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Robin Wasserman
Publisher : Ember
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 431 Pages
ISBN : 9780375872778


A Shadow On The Lens

A Shadow On The Lens

'Gothic, claustrophobic and wonderfully dark' GUARDIAN 1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy Welsh village of Dinas Powys. A yound girl by the name of Betsan Tilny has been found murdered in the woodland. But the crime scene appears staged and worse still: the locals are reluctant to help. One night, he develops the crime scene photographs in the cellar of his lodgings. There, he finds a face dimly visible in the photographs - the shadowed spectre of Betsan Tilny. In the days that follow, Thomas senses a growing presence watching him as he tries to uncover what the villagers of Dinas Powys are so intent on keeping secret... The stifling, atmospheric, gothic crime novel following one of the world's first forensic photographers and featuring a killer twist - perfect for fans of The Woman in Black, The Silent Companions, and Little Strangers. **************** Praise for A Shadow on the Lens: 'An intriguing debut' THE TIMES 'A promising debut - gothic, claustrophobic and wonderfully dark' GUARDIAN 'A sparkling debut from a name to watch...You might as well be in another world. This is top notch historical crime fiction, with a dash of the supernatural. A gorgeous book and a riveting tale' David Young

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Sam Hurcom
Publisher : Orion
Release : 2019-09-05
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781409189886


The Shadow In The Glass The Extraordinary Gothic Fairytale Debut Of 2021

The Shadow In The Glass The Extraordinary Gothic Fairytale Debut Of 2021

A deliciously gothic story of wishes and curses – a new dark fairy tale set against a Victorian backdrop full of lace and smoke.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : JJA Harwood
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2021-03-18
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9780008368111


The Secret Game

The Secret Game

Winner of the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental change In the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was on the verge of changing basketball forever. A protégé of James Naismith, the game's inventor, McLendon taught his team to play the full-court press and run a fast break that no one could catch. His Eagles would become the highest-scoring college team in America--a basketball juggernaut that shattered its opponents by as many as sixty points per game. Yet his players faced danger whenever they traveled backcountry roads. Across town, at Duke University, the best basketball squad on campus wasn't the Blue Devils, but an all-white military team from the Duke medical school. Composed of former college stars from across the country, the team dismantled everyone they faced, including the Duke varsity. They were prepared to take on anyone--until an audacious invitation arrived, one that was years ahead of anything the South had ever seen before. What happened next wasn't on anyone's schedule. Based on years of research, The Secret Game is a story of courage and determination, and of an incredible, long-buried moment in the nation's sporting past. The riveting, true account of a remarkable season, it is the story of how a group of forgotten college basketball players, aided by a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany and a group of daring student activists, not only blazed a trail for a new kind of America, but helped create one of the most meaningful moments in basketball history.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Scott Ellsworth
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2015-03-10
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780316244633


Of Silver And Shadow

Of Silver And Shadow

Ren Kolins, a magic wielder in hiding, strikes a deal with a broody rebel plotting to overthrow the tyrant king, while king’s guard member Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one. But time is running out for all of them.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Jennifer Gruenke
Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
Release : 2021-02-16
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9781635830552