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Spinning the Globe: The Rise, Fall, and Return to Greatness of the Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters revolutionized basketball

 
Our Price: $25.00
By Ben Green (au); Bill Cosby (fr)
Year: 2005
Pages: 414
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 60555491

Product Code: 1422366103

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The Harlem Globetrotters revolutionized basketball & spread the game around the world. This book chronicles the Globetrotters’ rise from backwoods obscurity during the Great Depression to become the best basketball team in the country &, by the early 1950s, the most popular sports franchise in the world. Details controversies about the Globetrotters’ origins, their image in the African Amer. commun., & how they were used as a propaganda weapon during the Cold War. Renders portraits of founder Abe Saperstein & players such as Inman Jackson, Goose Tatum, Marques Haynes, Meadowlark Lemon, & Curly Neal. Details the Globetrotters’ going to the brink of bankruptcy in the early 1990s, & their ultimate rebirth under owner Mannie Jackson. Photos.

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