In Honor of March Madness

Here is a selection of physical and electronic books that The Sullivan Library owns regarding basketball.

Physical books on the shelves:

796.323 F735P The Physics of Basketball, which includes chapters entitled: The final four, Projectile notion, Nothing but net, Basket case, That’s the way the ball bounces, and Hang time.

796.323 B453M Miracle on 33rd Street: the New York Knickerbockers’ championship season, 1969-70

796.323 M769M Manute: the center of two worlds. “The tale of how a giant from the Sudanese marsh left his life among the giraffes, lions, and hippos to become a star in the NBA reveals the two disparate worlds of Manute Bol, whose success as an athlete can do little to soothe the oppression faced by his people.”

Electronic books through our ebrary database:

[To access these books, current Dominican College students, faculty, and staff can login here, choose ebrary, and then search by the title of the book. Click “Continue Reading” to see the titles.]

[ebrary book] Off the rim: basketball and other religions in a Carolina childhood. “Hobson, a passionate follower of North Carolina basketball who once played briefly for the Tar Heels, tells the story of an eternal childhood relived each season. More than a basketball memoir, his account also depicts a seldom-viewed South through glimpses of a boyhood in the Carolina hills.”

[ebrary book] Mr. Basketball: George Mikan, the Minneapolis Lakers, and the birth of the NBA

[ebrary book] Chuck Taylor, Converse all star: the true story of the man behind the most famous athletic shoe in history

[ebrary book] Outside shooter: a memoir. “In Outside Shooter, Raisor recounts the hard knocks and hard-won triumphs of a basketball odyssey across 1950s America, from Indiana to Kansas to Louisiana, and from adolescence to adulthood.”

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