[E–pub] Playing for Keeps Michael Jordan and the World He Made author David Halberstam


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  • Playing for Keeps Michael Jordan and the World He Made
  • David Halberstam
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  • 14 September 2018
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review Playing for Keeps Michael Jordan and the World He Made Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ David Halberstam One of the great American stories of our time A narrative of astonishing power and human drama brimming with revealing anecdotes and penetrating insights the book chronicles the forces in Jordan's life that have shaped him in to history's greatest basketball player and the larger forces that have converged to make him the most famous living human being in the wor This was reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity Please check it out and commentAlthough I consider David Halberstam may he rest in peace one of my all time favorite authors I never actually finished one of his books I read hundreds upon hundreds of pages in his books for sure but I never finished them not because they aren t good but because well his depth of knowledge his skilled writing and his deep analysis of both history and current affairs made me selfish Not only would any other book be useless since Halberstam is exhaustive and complete in his research but I also upon finishing his books not NEED to get any knowledge on the subjects he wrote aboutThat is a the sign of a great writer BUT oddly enough it is also the sign of someone killing all enjoyment of other points of view Why the hell do I want to read anything else when I have something so complete and perfect But finally I finished a Halberstam book and while my need to read anything about the particular topic of this book is no longer needed I am left with the feeling that I read something special uniue powerful andwellhere s that word again perfect The book is Playing for Keeps Michael Jordan and the World He Made and from this point forward I no longer need to read anything else about Michael Jordan ever again andunlike with other Halberstam books and topics I am okay with that Where can you go from here Sorry Michael Leahy and Sam SmithI previously read The Jordan Rules and was satisfied if not entirely impressed with the experience It depicted one season of Michael Jordan s career with the Bulls and was highly speculative and circumstantial While I felt there was a layer of truth to it there certainly was both an agenda and a bias at work In the end I felt the book tried to bring down Jordan and only had so much evidence to work with Plus the writer was writing a book for the first time and the book was and I shouldn t throw stones at glass houses but mediocre at bestWhen I picked up Playing for Keeps I wanted to get the exhaustive research of Halberstam in regards to not only that one season 1991 but of Jordan s whole career I expected a neutral tone and a fair look at his career I got that and thanks to superior writing sorry Sam the book manages to praise Jordan without patting him on the back and point out his faults without pulling his pants down and give him a spanking In other words the book is a COMPLETE view of a human being and his impact on the world oddly enough Halberstam spends 5 pages explaining how The Jordan Rules effected basketball the media s relationship with Michael and Michael himselfHalberstam utilizes a mind boggling approach that is not only difficult to read at times but must have been hell to put together There is a frame format used at varying points of the book showing the Chicago Bulls 1997 1998 season Michael Jordan s last as a Bull and consider the Last Dance by Phil Jackson and company surrounded by a somewhat chronological look at Jordan s life from junior high to the beginning of that 1997 1998 season Then the book completes that sporadic season overview and ends with an epilogue showing the post Jordan years Add to this during the so called chronological bits back and forth narratives in different time periods giving back story to the other characters in Jordan s lifeI said it was mind boggling but I didn t say it wasn t fun Halberstam is just covering all the bases and for large portions of pages Jordan won t even appear Because like in real life people are not just themselves they are made or help make other people as well and Halberstam expertly fleshes out the principal core of Jordan s supporting cast Phil Jackson Scottie Pippen Dennis Rodman Dean Smith the creation of ESPN Larry Bird the Bad Boy Pistons just to name an important few Without these complex breakdowns and jumps in time the core thesis of the book showing how Jordan changed the world could not be possible In the end you get not just the complete story of Jordan but of the world he inhabits which he thus changedThough the book is only 424 pages it is dense Halberstam wisely chooses to stick with Jordan s athletic exploits Though his personal life such as family growing up etc is brought up and explained the Jordan we know helped influenced the world when he was on the court not growing up in a house dreaming of playing baseball or skinning his knee at school While Jordan s personality is examined his competitiveness his media savvy his gambling problems etc the main focus is his EFFECT on the world Halberstam never denies us his book s core thesis which can be seen on the cover read the titleThe book starts basically with his heavily profiled high school snub for the Varsity team goes through the UNC days the early Bulls days the struggles with the Pistons onto the early championships and Dream Team briefly through the baseball sabbatical back to the new championships and along the way going through his endorsement deals relationship with players managers and coaches public victories and defeatsembarrassments the death of his father and is legacy on the court and off it both for the economy and for the sport of basketball Though the book was written before Jordan s abortive comeback with the Washington Wizards the book is truly really complete Jordan s Wizards career is not only best forgotten but sadly unimportant to the development of the current NBA In a way it just signified how the NBA died as Halberstam will point out when Jordan left at the peak of his powersThe book s post Jordan analysis is sad Once you ve gone through decades with Jordan and the world of sports you kind of feel this loss remember how you felt in 1999 with the strike and a Jordanless NBA Yeah Halberstam brings it all back for you and upon reaching the end you truly feel how important Jordan was despite the fact that most athletes are deemed unimportant these days No one in that field has really changed the worldand since Halberstam s goal was to show how MJ did indeed do that and made me feel the way he did his book is an amazing success An all time favorite I recommend to the fullest extent I can The Book of Robert E Howard Book 1 revealing anecdotes and penetrating insights the book chronicles the forces in Jordan's life that have shaped him in to history's greatest basketball player and the larger forces that have converged to make him the most famous living human being in the wor This was Maynards Industrial Engineering Handbook McGraw Hill Standard Handbooks reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity Please check it out and commentAlthough I consider David Halberstam may he Our Heritage A Brief History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints rest in peace one of my all time favorite authors I never actually finished one of his books I The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century read hundreds upon hundreds of pages in his books for sure but I never finished them not because they aren t good but because well his depth of knowledge his skilled writing and his deep analysis of both history and current affairs made me selfish Not only would any other book be useless since Halberstam is exhaustive and complete in his The Prize research but I also upon finishing his books not NEED to get any knowledge on the subjects he wrote aboutThat is a the sign of a great writer BUT oddly enough it is also the sign of someone killing all enjoyment of other points of view Why the hell do I want to Kepple read anything else when I have something so complete and perfect But finally I finished a Halberstam book and while my need to The Second Book of Robert E Howard read something special uniue powerful andwellhere s that word again perfect The book is Playing for Keeps Michael Jordan and the World He Made and from this point forward I no longer need to The Vampire Stories of R Chetwynd Hayes read anything else about Michael Jordan ever again andunlike with other Halberstam books and topics I am okay with that Where can you go from here Sorry Michael Leahy and Sam SmithI previously Of Mice and Men read The Jordan Rules and was satisfied if not entirely impressed with the experience It depicted one season of Michael Jordan s career with the Bulls and was highly speculative and circumstantial While I felt there was a layer of truth to it there certainly was both an agenda and a bias at work In the end I felt the book tried to bring down Jordan and only had so much evidence to work with Plus the writer was writing a book for the first time and the book was and I shouldn t throw stones at glass houses but mediocre at bestWhen I picked up Playing for Keeps I wanted to get the exhaustive Tom Goes to Kindergarten research of Halberstam in The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume II regards to not only that one season 1991 but of Jordan s whole career I expected a neutral tone and a fair look at his career I got that and thanks to superior writing sorry Sam the book manages to praise Jordan without patting him on the back and point out his faults without pulling his pants down and give him a spanking In other words the book is a COMPLETE view of a human being and his impact on the world oddly enough Halberstam spends 5 pages explaining how The Jordan Rules effected basketball the media s The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption relationship with Michael and Michael himselfHalberstam utilizes a mind boggling approach that is not only difficult to The Damned Never Die read at times but must have been hell to put together There is a frame format used at varying points of the book showing the Chicago Bulls 1997 1998 season Michael Jordan s last as a Bull and consider the Last Dance by Phil Jackson and company surrounded by a somewhat chronological look at Jordan s life from junior high to the beginning of that 1997 1998 season Then the book completes that sporadic season overview and ends with an epilogue showing the post Jordan years Add to this during the so called chronological bits back and forth narratives in different time periods giving back story to the other characters in Jordan s lifeI said it was mind boggling but I didn t say it wasn t fun Halberstam is just covering all the bases and for large portions of pages Jordan won t even appear Because like in Scholastic Success with 2nd Grade Workbook real life people are not just themselves they are made or help make other people as well and Halberstam expertly fleshes out the principal core of Jordan s supporting cast Phil Jackson Scottie Pippen Dennis Rodman Dean Smith the creation of ESPN Larry Bird the Bad Boy Pistons just to name an important few Without these complex breakdowns and jumps in time the core thesis of the book showing how Jordan changed the world could not be possible In the end you get not just the complete story of Jordan but of the world he inhabits which he thus changedThough the book is only 424 pages it is dense Halberstam wisely chooses to stick with Jordan s athletic exploits Though his personal life such as family growing up etc is brought up and explained the Jordan we know helped influenced the world when he was on the court not growing up in a house dreaming of playing baseball or skinning his knee at school While Jordan s personality is examined his competitiveness his media savvy his gambling problems etc the main focus is his EFFECT on the world Halberstam never denies us his book s core thesis which can be seen on the cover The Hound of the Baskervilles read the titleThe book starts basically with his heavily profiled high school snub for the Varsity team goes through the UNC days the early Bulls days the struggles with the Pistons onto the early championships and Dream Team briefly through the baseball sabbatical back to the new championships and along the way going through his endorsement deals Drawing Figures in Action relationship with players managers and coaches public victories and defeatsembarrassments the death of his father and is legacy on the court and off it both for the economy and for the sport of basketball Though the book was written before Jordan s abortive comeback with the Washington Wizards the book is truly 僕のヒーローアカデミア すまっしゅ 4 really complete Jordan s Wizards career is not only best forgotten but sadly unimportant to the development of the current NBA In a way it just signified how the NBA died as Halberstam will point out when Jordan left at the peak of his powersThe book s post Jordan analysis is sad Once you ve gone through decades with Jordan and the world of sports you kind of feel this loss INTERRACIAL ROMANCE An African American Romance Book 2 Interracial BWWM Romance Short Stories remember how you felt in 1999 with the strike and a Jordanless NBA Yeah Halberstam brings it all back for you and upon Silverthorn reaching the end you truly feel how important Jordan was despite the fact that most athletes are deemed unimportant these days No one in that field has In Pursuit of Military Excellence The Evolution of Operational Theory Cummings Center Series really changed the worldand since Halberstam s goal was to show how MJ did indeed do that and made me feel the way he did his book is an amazing success An all time favorite I How to Kiss a Guy recommend to the fullest extent I can

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Playing for Keeps Michael Jordan and the World He Made

review Playing for Keeps Michael Jordan and the World He Made Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ David Halberstam NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist comes the best Jordan book so far The Washington Post the story of Michael Jordan's legendary years with the Chicago Bulls capped by the 1998 NBA Finals and the team's second three peatFrom The Breaks of the Game to Summer of '49 David Halberstam has brought the perspective of a great historian th This book was written before Michael Jordan announced his retirement in 1999 Halberstam is a great writer though I think this book could have been edited down about 10% It s not just about Jordan but about how he changed the NBA and how sports changed to sports entertainment during his years in it Key components of this change are the rise of ESPN and the marketing connections of the players I felt I got to know Jordan a bit better even as a Chicagoan I had heard much of this before especially his drive toward perfection and winning This book is great for a sports enthusiast as well as for those interested in the sportsentertainment culture which has grown in the last 10 15 years

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review Playing for Keeps Michael Jordan and the World He Made Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ David Halberstam E insider knowledge of a dogged sportswriter and the love of a fan to bear on some of the most mythic players and teams in the annals of American sports With Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls he has given himself the greatest challenge and produced his greatest triumphIn Playing for Keeps Halberstam takes the first full measure of Michael Jordan's epic career 45 What a fun read Comprehensive in scope yet not overcrowded with minutiae Interesting anecdotes insightful analysis and best of all for this former MJ aficionado sheer nostalgia


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