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Rise of a Dynasty The '57 Celtics, the First Banner, and the Dawning of a New America (Hardcover)

Author:  Bill Reynolds
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 045123135X
ISBN-13: 9780451231352
Sku: 214702580
Publish Date: 11/2/2010
Pages:  295
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How the seventh game of the 1957 NBA championship influenced a team, a city, and the country-from the author of "''78."
On a fateful day in 1957, the country saw the Boston Celtics and the St. Louis Hawks face off in one of the most dramatic NBA games in history. But the score at the final buzzer told only part of the story. Celtics rookie Bill Russell, traded by the Hawks because of his race, emerged as a new sports hero. Boston''s coach Red Auerbach went on to become the ultimate winner and builder of championship teams. And the city of Boston and its beloved Celtics had their first NBA championship- and the makings of a dynasty...
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How the seventh game of the 1957 NBA championship influenced a team, a city, and the country-from the author of '78. || On a fateful day in 1957, the country saw the Boston Celtics and the St. Louis Hawks face off in one of the most dramatic NBA games in history. But the score at the final buzzer told only part of the story. Celtics rookie Bill Russell, traded by the Hawks because of his race, emerged as a new sports hero. Boston's coach Red Auerbach went on to become the ultimate winner and builder of championship teams. And the city of Boston and its beloved Celtics had their first NBA championship- and the makings of a dynasty...
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Expert Review Rise of a Dynasty: The '57 Celtics, the First Banner, and the Dawning of a New America by Bill Reynolds - Book Review
By: Jack Goodstein Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 11/20/2010 10:40 PM
For some of us who have been around long enough to remember the great Celtics teams of the late fifties and sixties, those memories are not always very fond. Myself, I was a Knicks fan and the Celtics were anathema. Bob Cousy making those showboat behind the back passes; Bill Russell coming from nowhere to block every shot near the key; Jim Loscutoff throwing elbows; Bill Sharman shooting the ball like he had funnel to the basket: the Boston Celtics were enough to make you cry. And worst of all was the cocky, smug little son of a — expletive deleted — who sat on the bench lighting up that stinking cigar whenever he thought he had the game in hand, Red Auerbach. The Knicks had a nice team: there was Carl Braun, there was Richie Gruerin, Harry Gallatin, Ray Felix, but they were no match for the Celtics....read the full review
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