NC Sports Annotated Topical Bibliography
North Carolina State National Championship. Charlotte, N.C.: UMI Publications, 1983. LOC 83-178661
Baggs, T. L. Stop Howard Cosell.
Satire of why everyone loves to hate America's favorite sportscaster. Includes comic book illustrations of Cosell, a Durham, N.C. native, in action and an order form to purchase "Stop Howard Cosell" merchandise. East Hartford, CT: Tidemark Press, 1983. ISBN 0-936846-20-8
Bogues, Tyrone and David Levine. In the Land of the Giants: My Life in Basketball.
Biography of how the 5'3" Bogues succeeded in the sport where height matters the most: basketball. Traces his career beginning in the Baltimore projects to Wake Forest University and the Charlotte Hornets. Boston, Mass.: Little Brown & Company, 1994. ISBN 0-316-10173-7
Hauser, Thomas. Arnold Palmer: A Personal Journey.
Authorized biography where his family and friends lend insight into why he has epitomized the American dream for so many sports fans. Includes previously unpublished color and black & white photographs. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1994. ISBN 0-00-255468-2
Hunter, Jim and Armen Keteyian. Catfish: My Life in Baseball.
The Hertford, N.C. native recalls his tumultuous days as the Yankees closer, his greatest games and a reflection on his "toughest outs." An excellent biography of Catfish. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988. ISBN 0-07-031371-7
Hurley, Bob and Phil Pepe. Divided Loyalties: The Diary of a Basketball Father.
Bob Hurley , Sr. takes the reader back to the 1992 East Regional Semifinal where his sons Bobby and Danny squared off for Duke and Seton Hall respectively. What follows is an autobiography of how Hurley built tiny St. Anthony's High into a college recruiter's feeding ground. New York: Kensington Publishing, 1993. ISBN 0-8217-4391-0
Jordan, P. Black Coach. Mead, N.Y.: Dodd, 1971. ISBN 0-396064302
Lemon, Meadowlark and Jerry B. Jenkins. Meadowlark.
The Wilmington, N.C., native describes his struggles to knock down racial and financial barriers with the Harlem Globetrotters. A history and biography of his experiences with the Globetrotters. Meadowlark is known nationally and internationally. Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1987. ISBN 0-8407-4220-7
Leonard, Buck and James Riley. Buck Leonard: The Black Lou Gehrig, The Hall of Famer's Story in His Own Words.
Eyewitness account of the history of the Negro leagues, which paved the way for Jackie Robinson to break into the Major Leagues. Great autobiography of a Rocky Mount, N.C., native who could play the game of baseball. A fine tribute to a fine athlete. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0-7867-0119-6
Libby, Bill. Catfish: The Three Million Dollar Pitcher.
Biography of the Ahoskie, N.C., native who was the highest paid pitcher in baseball with the Yankees and A's. Includes numerous photographs. New York: Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1976. ISBN 698-10736-5
Liss, H. The Lawrence Taylor Story.
A biography profiling the star linebacker of the New York Giants football team and former Tar Heel. A juvenile text. Hillside, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1987. ISBN 0-89490-136-2
Locke, Tates, and B. Ibach. Caught in the Net.
An autobiography of the career of college basketball coach Tates Locke which provides insight into American intercollegiate basketball. Examines the period during which Locke was coach at Clemson University and provides details on recruiting practices used to acquire specific players. Discusses the NCAA investigation and the subsequent resignation of Locke. West Point, N.J.: Leisure Press, 1982. ISBN 0-880110449
Lucas, John and Joseph Moriarity. Winning a Day at a Time.
The Durham, N.C., native opens his autobiography with his final nights on the street addicted to cocaine and alcohol. Recounts his purchase of a halfway house, the Miami Tropics basketball team and ultimately his success with the San Antonio Spurs. Center City, Minn.: Hazelden Foundation, 1994. ISBN 1-56838-028-3
Morton, Hugh and Edward L. Rankin. Making a Difference in North Carolina.
Complete biography of contributors to N.C. in the sports, politics and entertainment industries. Specific sport greats in basketball, football, etc. are featured. Raleigh, N.C.: Lightworks, 1988. ISBN 0-942399-06-4
Mumau, Thad. The Dean Smith Story: More Than A Coach.
The first of two editions. Appendix of all of Smith's graduates from 1962-79. The early years, the glory years and the Smith blueprint are covered. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishing, 1980. LOC 87397-166-3
Mumau, Thad. Dean Smith: A Biography.
Chronicle of Coach Smith's career beginning with the opening of the Smith Center in 1986. Traces his childhood with recollections from friends, co-workers and former players. Maps his personal philosophy and blueprint for on and off the court success. Author is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 1990. ISBN 0-89587-080-0
Naughton, Jim. Taking to the Air: The Rise of Michael Jordan.
In-depth profile of Jordan focusing on how he deals with being a role model for young people and the decision making process in his family. New York: Warner Books, 1992. ISBN 0-446-51629-5
Palmer, Arnold. A Personal Journey.
The life story of a Wake Forest golfer who won 92 tournaments and was the first to reach the million-dollar mark in tourings. Classic photos and coverage of all major championships. An excellent biography. San Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1994. ISBN: 0-00-255468-2
Quincy, Robert Gordon and Julian Scheer. Choo Choo: The Charlie Justice Story.
The story of the Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice era and his great days of football at UNC-Chapel Hill. The authors are clearly admirers of "Choo Choo" and rightfully so. Chapel Hill: Bentley Publishing Co., 1958. LOC 58-59827
Reising, Robert. Jim Thorpe: Tar Heel.
The author, a professor at Pembroke State, presents a personal look at America's "Athlete of the Half Century" when he played baseball for the Eastern Carolina League in 1909-10. A must for Native American historians in sport. Rocky Mount, N.C.: Communique Inc., 1974.
Scheer, Julian and Bob Quincy. Choo Choo: The Charlie Justice Story.
The story of a legend at UNC. Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice who brought UNC several seasons of glory on the gridiron (1946-49). The Tar Heels' record was 32-7-2 including three bowl berths. Chapel Hill: Bentley Publishing, 1953. LOC: 583-59-827
Seaman, Rosie. The Legend of Bill and Vince Dooley: Bowl Breaking Brothers.
The author, a childhood friend of both brothers, recounts growing up with the Dooley's in Mobile Ala. Several writers from the Atlanta Constitution also lend perspective to this unique family. Vince is the Athletic Director at University of Georgia, and Bill coached at UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest. Huntsville, Ala.: The Strode Publishers, 1981. LOC 81-50805
Shinn, George. Good Morning, Lord!
Self-starter story of Shinn, who rose from a single parent, impoverished family to the youngest winner of the Horatio Alger award. New York: Hawthorne Books, 1977. ISBN 0-8015-5769-0
Shinn, George. The Miracle of Motivation: The Action Guide to Happiness & Success.
The owner of the Charlotte Hornets chronicles his life as a fatherless child and the sacrifices which earned him the distinction as the youngest winner of the Horatio Alger award. George tells his story in an inspirational manner. Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House, 1981. ISBN 0-8423-4353-9
Shores, R.M. (Pat). Just Like It Was.
Lighthearted, reflective autobiography of how the author participated in a wide variety of sports in the early 20th century, before commercialization and a win-at-all costs mentality took hold. The author resides in N.C. and covers some minor league baseball teams he played with in Carolina. New York: Carlton Press, 1975.
Slaughter, Enos and Kevin Reid. Country Hardball: The Autobiography of Enos "Country" Slaughter.
Autobiography of the Roxboro, N.C. native, an all-around player who led the St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series title in 1942 and 1946. Greensboro, N.C.: Tudor Publishers, 1991. ISBN 0-936389-23-0
Smith, Sam. The Jordan Rules: The Inside Story of a Turbulent Season with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
Unauthorized biography of a year in the life of perhaps North Carolina's most heralded native son. Paints a picture contrary to popular, positive media coverage of a selfish Jordan finally capturing the elusive Eastern Conference title from the Pistons during the 1991 season. Includes locker room stories and comments from Phil Jackson. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. ISBN 0-671-74491-7
Taylor, Lawrence and David Falkner. LT: Living on the Edge.
The former Tar Heel standout discusses his relationships with Giant's coach Bill Parcells, his teammates and opponents. Also speaks openly on overcoming his drug problem in 1986. Includes Taylor's game-by-game statistics. New York: Times Books, 1987. ISBN 0-8129-1703-0
Valvano, Jim and Curry Kirkpatrick. Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead.
Biography of the late Jim Valvano, whose first chapter begins with an off-beat account of his last day as head coach at N.C. State. Recounts his coaching stops at Johns Hopkins, Iona and the 1983 national championship with the Wolfpack. Speaks candidly of his last year, which was riddled by the turmoil of a point shaving scandal and subsequent state and NCAA investigations. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. ISBN 0-671-73253-6
Vehorn, Frank. A Farewell to the King.
Paperback biography of stock car's winningest driver. A glance at the career of the man known as "The King" in stock car racing in North Carolina. A fine history and biography. Asheboro, N.C.: Down Home Press, 1992. ISBN 1-878086-12-X
Webb, Spud with Reid Slaughter. Flying High.
Webb, the former N.C. State standout, discusses his difficulties trying to succeed at 5'3" in the giants' world of the NBA. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. ISBN 0-06-015820-4
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