March Madness

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The Audacity of Hoop

Basketball and the Age of Obama

Alexander Wolff

The influence Barack Obama has had on basketball and vice versa, in essays and photographs

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 108 color photos, 22 halftones


Ball Don't Lie!

Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball

Yago Colás

Examining the nature, origin, and purpose of popular myths in basketball, past and present

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 color photo



The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You've Never Heard Of

Larry Needle

How a small kid in South Philly embarked on a journey that would take him around the world with the Harlem Globetrotters

72 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


James Naismith

The Man Who Invented Basketball

Rob Rains with Hellen Carpenter

The first definitive biography of basketball’s inventor

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figure, 10 halftones


The Mogul

Eddie Gottlieb, Philadelphia Sports Legend and Pro Basketball Pioneer

Rich Westcott

The first full-length study of Eddie Gottlieb, a pioneering player, coach, owner, and entrepreneur in basketball and baseball

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figs., 50 halftones


Mr. All-Around

The Life of Tom Gola

David Grzybowski

The first, definitive biography of La Salle basketball icon Tom Gola

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 halftones


Outside the Paint

When Basketball Ruled at the Chinese Playground

Kathleen Yep

Breaking out of Chinatown by shooting and dribbling

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figure, 19 halftones


Palestra Pandemonium

A History of the Big 5

Robert S. Lyons

A history of the most famous rivalries in college basketball, fought out in the shrine to the game

240 pages | 8.375 x 10.875 | 119 halftones


Phil Jasner "On the Case"

His Best Writing on the Sixers, the Dream Team, and Beyond

Edited by Andy Jasner

Three decades of reporting by renowned Philadelphia Hall of Fame sportswriter Phil Jasner

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 halftones



The Life and Times of Basketball's Greatest Jewish Team

Doug Stark

The history of the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association's basketball team and the legends it spawned

344 pages | 6 x 9 | 75 tables, 36 halftones


Stan Hochman Unfiltered

50 Years of Wit and Wisdom from the Groundbreaking Sportswriter

Edited by Gloria Hochman

50 years of classic columns from one of Philadelphia's most beloved sportswriters

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 halftones


Wheelchair Warrior

Gangs, Disability and Basketball

Melvin Juette and Ronald J. Berger

The remarkable story of a disabled man’s struggle to make a productive life for himself

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 halftones