Basketball: Great Writing about America's Game: A Library of America Special Publication

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About the Author

Longtime Sports Illustrated contributor ALEXANDER WOLFF is the author or co-author of seven books on basketball, including The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama; the New York Times bestseller Raw Recruits; and Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure, a 2002 New York Times Notable Book. In 2011 he was named winner of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award for lifetime coverage of the game.


"Splendid. . . . Like an all-star game between hard covers."
David M. Shribman, The Wall Street Journal

"A great hoops book. . . . Casts a wide net that goes far beyond the NBA . . . [to] speak to the multitudes contained within the game, whether it's played on the biggest stage in the world or a playground after dark."
-- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

"An embarrassment of riches. . . . This collection is a slam dunk for anyone who loves basketball."
--Erik Spanberg, The Christian Science Monitor

"Deserves a place on the shelf of any self-respecting hoops fan."
-- Alex Belth, Stacks

"What a terrific book. . . . Wolff's basketball anthology is such a wonderful surprise."
-- Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

"Alexander Wolff has put together this collection like a master point guard distributing the ball, deftly providing both a chronology of the game and a full, rich accounting of its place in American culture."
--Glenn Stout, series editor, The Best American Sports Writing