James Naismith

The Man Who Invented Basketball

Rob Rains
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PB: $25.95
EAN: 978-1-4399-0134-2
Publication: Oct 09

HC: $56.50
EAN: 978-1-4399-0133-5
Publication: Oct 09

Ebook: $25.95
EAN: 978-1-4399-0135-9
Publication: Oct 09

216 pages

1 figs., 10 halftones

The first definitive biography of basketball’s inventor

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About the Author(s)

Rob Rains is a former National League beat writer for USA Today's Baseball Weekly and for three years covered the St. Louis Cardinals for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He is the author or co-author of autobiographies or biographies of Tony La Russa, Ozzie Smith, Mark McGwire, Jack Buck, Red Schoendienst and many other sports celebrities.

Hellen Carpenter is the granddaughter of James Naismith. For more than 40 years she had in her possession more than 200 documents from Naismith's files which were instrumental in crafting this biography.