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James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball
By Rob Rains, Roy Williams (foreword by) and Hellen Carpenter
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Temple Univ Pr
Publication date October 28, 2009
Pages 194
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439901335
ISBN-10 1439901333
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.78 lbs.
Original list price $54.50
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: It seems unlikely that James Naismith, who grew up playing OC Duck on the RockOCO in the rural community of Almonte, Canada, would invent one of AmericaOCOs most popular sports. But Rob Rains and Hellen CarpenterOCOs fascinating, in-depth biography James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball shows how this young manOCowho wanted to be a medical doctor, or if not that, a minister (in fact, he was both)OCocame to create a game that has endured for over a century.
James Naismith reveals how Naismith invented basketball in part to find an indoor activity to occupy students in the winter months. When he realized that the key to his game was that men could not run with the ball, and that throwing and jumping would eliminate the roughness of force, he was on to something. And while Naismith thought that other sports provided better exercise, he was pleased to create a game that OC anyone could play.OCO
With unprecedented access to the Naismith archives and documents, Rains and Carpenter chronicle how Naismith developed the 13 rules of basketball, coached the game at the University of KansasOCoestablishing college basketball in the processOCoand was honored for his work at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin.

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from Temple Univ Pr (October 28, 2009)
9781439901335 | details & prices | 194 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $54.50
About: It seems unlikely that James Naismith, who grew up playing OC Duck on the RockOCO in the rural community of Almonte, Canada, would invent one of AmericaOCOs most popular sports.
Paperback
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from Temple Univ Pr (June 3, 2011)
9781439901342 | details & prices | 198 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.57 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Rains and Carpenter chronicle how James Naismith developed the original rules of basketball, coached the game at the University of Kansas--establishing college basketball in the process--and was honored for his work at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin.

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