When Basketball Was Jewish: Voices of Those Who Played the Game

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University of Nebraska Press
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6.15 X 1.11 X 9.15 inches | 1.31 pounds
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About the Author
Douglas Stark is the museum director at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. He is the author of Wartime Basketball: The Emergence of a National Sport during World War II (Nebraska, 2016) and The SPHAS: The Life and Times of Basketball's Greatest Jewish Team.
"When Basketball was Jewish is more than a sports record. . . . Both Jewish history and basketball enthusiasts will enjoy this fascinating record of American Jewish life and its impact on American sport."--Jonathan Fass, Jewish Book Council--Jonathan Fass "Jewish Book Council "
"When Basketball Was Jewish reveals, as no previous book has, the evolving role of Jews in basketball and illuminates their contributions to American Jewish history as well as basketball history."--Phil Jacobs, Jewish Link NJ--Phil Jacobs "Jewish Link NJ "
"Douglas Stark provides an intimate look into the lives of young Jews whose athletic skills gave them an edge in society."--Fred Isaac, Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews--Fred Isaac "Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews "
"A terrific first-person account of basketball life. As I read the stories of people I knew, like Nat Holman and of course my dad, Dolph Schayes, I found myself living the stories of their time in the game. Their accounts are so real and dynamic that the game comes to life as you feel like you are experiencing it with them. A terrific read!"--Danny Schayes, eighteen-year NBA player and son of Hall of Fame and NBA top-fifty player Dolph Schayes
-- (03/20/2017)
"The players and coaches chronicled in this book are not only important figures in Jewish basketball history; they played an important part in the history of the game. As a student of the game, a basketball lifer, and someone who is extremely proud of his Jewish heritage, I can appreciate the doors that they opened, and I'm glad that their stories are being told."--Ernie Grunfeld, president of the Washington Wizards-- (02/24/2017)
"[When Basketball Was Jewish elevates] the voices of twenty distinguished Jewish basketball players, men who played the city game with passion, precision, and pride."--AETHLON--AETHLON (08/09/2018)