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The Resource The last pass : Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end, Gary M. Pomerantz

The last pass : Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end, Gary M. Pomerantz

Label
The last pass : Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end
Title
The last pass
Title remainder
Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end
Statement of responsibility
Gary M. Pomerantz
Title variation
Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bob Cousy, the Hall of Fame Boston Celtics captain who led the team to its first six championships on an unparalleled run, has much to look back on in contentment. But he has one last piece of unfinished business. The last pass he hopes to throw is to close the circle with his great partner on those Celtic teams, fellow Hall of Famer Bill Russell, now 84. These teammates were basketball's Ruth and Gehrig, and Cooz, as everyone calls him, was famously ahead of his time as an NBA player in terms of race and civil rights. But as the decades passed, Cousy blamed himself for not having done enough, for not having understood the depth of prejudice Russell faced as an African-American star in a city with a fraught history regarding race. Cousy wishes he had defended Russell publicly, and that he had told him privately that he had his back. At this late hour, he confided to acclaimed historian Gary Pomerantz over the course of many interviews, he would like to make amends. THE LAST PASS situates the Celtics dynasty against the full dramatic canvas of American life in the 50s and 60s. It is an enthralling portrait of the heart of this legendary team that throws open a window onto the wider world at a time of wrenching social change. Ultimately it is a book about the legacy of a life: what matters to us in the end, long after the arena lights have been turned off and we are alone with our memories"--
  • Bob Cousy led the Boston Celtics team to its first six championships. He has much to look back on in contentment-- and one last piece of unfinished business. Fellow Hall of Famer Bill Russell was famously ahead of his time as an NBA player in terms of race and civil rights. But as the decades passed, Cousy blamed himself for not having done enough, for not having understood the depth of prejudice Russell faced as an African-American star in a city with a fraught history regarding race. In interviews with Pomerantz, Cousy opens a window onto the wider world at a time of wrenching social change. -- adapted from publisher info
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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LBSOR/DLC
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Pomerantz, Gary M
Dewey number
796.323/640974461
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV885.52.B67
LC item number
P66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boston Celtics (Basketball team)
  • Cousy, Bob
  • Russell, Bill
  • Basketball players
  • Racism in sports
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
Label
The last pass : Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end, Gary M. Pomerantz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Sale boche" -- Houdini -- New beginnings -- The Celtics -- Rough and tumble -- Courting fame -- Auerbach's secret -- Russell's arrival -- Ack-ack -- Being Cousy -- Wives row -- Bush-league impression -- Being Russell -- Locker room pulse -- Aristocrats -- La ferme des Cousy -- High-strung -- "Take it easy, baby!" -- Anticipating his day -- The Boston tear party -- A dreamy sunset -- Salisbury street -- Russ -- Thursday nights -- Auerbach -- Missie -- Legacy -- Russ redux -- Versailles, books -- Mea culpa -- In the house of Russell -- Serenaded
Control code
on1023859508
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735223615
Lccn
2018030295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028628117
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1023859508
Label
The last pass : Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and what matters in the end, Gary M. Pomerantz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Sale boche" -- Houdini -- New beginnings -- The Celtics -- Rough and tumble -- Courting fame -- Auerbach's secret -- Russell's arrival -- Ack-ack -- Being Cousy -- Wives row -- Bush-league impression -- Being Russell -- Locker room pulse -- Aristocrats -- La ferme des Cousy -- High-strung -- "Take it easy, baby!" -- Anticipating his day -- The Boston tear party -- A dreamy sunset -- Salisbury street -- Russ -- Thursday nights -- Auerbach -- Missie -- Legacy -- Russ redux -- Versailles, books -- Mea culpa -- In the house of Russell -- Serenaded
Control code
on1023859508
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735223615
Lccn
2018030295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028628117
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1023859508

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