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    Michael Jordan: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) (Hardback) By (author) David L. Porter

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    DescriptionWith the possible exceptions of boxer Muhammad Ali and baseball player Babe Ruth, no athlete has made a greater impact on American society-or in the world-than Michael Jordan. Follow the life of one of the most recognizable athletes and living brands inside this engaging and balanced biography. He is among the best-known and wealthiest athletes in the history of organized sports. With the possible exceptions of boxer Muhammad Ali and baseball player Babe Ruth, no athlete has made a greater impact on American society-or in the world-than Michael Jordan. Follow the life of one of the most recognizable athletes and living brands inside this engaging and balanced biography. When basketball stars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson retired in the early 1990s, Michael almost single-handedly propelled the NBA to stratospheric levels of success and international visibility. As a player for the Chicago Bulls, he generated instant crowd thrills with his record-setting drives and dunks, selling countless books, newspapers, videotapes, NBA game tickets, and hours of television time. The NBA promoted Michael, basing its popularity on his image as the greatest showman in sports history. Yet his sports hero status extends beyond NBA records. Michael changed the game by becoming the most effectively marketed athlete of his generation. Nike and many other companies rode-and continue to ride-on the coattails of Air Jordan's legend. Author David Porter highlights Jordan's on and off the court accomplishments and examines his relationship with Chicago Bulls' coaches, his commercial endorsements, and his current role as part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. A chronology, photos, career stats, and a bibliography of print and electronic resources round out this biography of one of the most influential athletes of the twentieth century.


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    Title
    Michael Jordan
    Subtitle
    A Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David L. Porter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313337673
    ISBN 10: 0313337675
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WSJM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SPO004000
    B&T Approval Code: A09302010
    DC22: 796.323092
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: GV884.J67 P67 2007
    Thema V1.0: SFM, DNBS
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    30 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Author Information
    David Porter has edited several reference books on sports, including the Biographical Dictionary of American Sports and Latino and African American Athletes Today: A Biographical Dictionary.
    Review quote
    "Porter traces basketball star Jordan's career, starting with his formative years and education, then detailing his accomplishments during his years with the Chicago Bulls, his transition into and out of the Birmingham Barons, and his disappointing years with the Washington Wizards. The book highlights his on-court accomplishments, but also examines his disagreements with coaches and management, and his role as an advertising figure. B&W photos, a timeline, and an annotated bibliography of print and nonprint sources are included. The length, format, and subject areas of the bibliographies in the series are designed to meet educators requirements for secondary school assignments." - Reference & Research Book News