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Tales from the Dallas Mavericks Hardcover – October 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582615632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582615639
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,178,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"…a lively, full-court press that is rich in good writing and wry humor." -- The Dallas Morning News<br /><br />"…a very readable anecdotal history of the Dallas pro basketball franchise." --Abilene Reporter News

More About the Author

Jaime Aron is a lifelong Texan - born and raised in Houston, a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, and a resident of Dallas since 1992. He worked for The Associated Press from 1991-2012, and was the AP's Texas Sports Editor from 1999-2012. In addition to regularly covering the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks, he covered the Summer & Winter Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, NCAA men's and women's Final Fours, BCS Championship and more. He was named the AP Sports Writer of the Year for 2001. Be sure to also check out www.JaimeAron.com and www.JakeAndJosh.net.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "hoopsfan08" on October 28, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book was a fast, fun read. The BEST part was how detailed and researched it is. The writing was lively with lots of short stories; nothing flat about it. As for Cuban, he owns the team, not the book. He wrote only a three-page foreword, then isn't mentioned again until Chapter 19 (page 163 of 209). The cover I got had Cuban's picture much smaller than shown above. I recommend this to any basketball fan -- from Dallas or anywhere else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "outrageouscherry" on April 13, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I enjoyed this book and didn't find the writing flat. I mean, it's not going to win a Pulitzer but it was lively writing that kept my interest throughout. I enjoyed how this book provided a balance between "team history" and "quirky anecdote". I also thought that while Cuban was involved in the book (he wrote the foreword--his usual "blah blah blah GO MAVS!"), it didn't affect the author's coverage of the Mavs in the least. There's no bias. You get the good and the bad, and plenty of entertaining "tales" as well. Well worth the money if you're not a fairweather fan.
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This is a great book to find out the origin of the Dallas Maverick's. It ends in 2003, so there is some information on Dirk and Steve Nash. If someone was really interested in Dirk and Steve I suggest another book, however I did enjoy this one.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 27, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a book about the Mavericks, but what does the publisher do? They put a self-serving picture of the team's owner Mark Cuban on the cover. What a major turnoff. This is about marketing and sales--not a well reserched work on the team. PS Both the author and Mr. Cuban need to go to writing school. The writing in the book is flat. It could have been so much more.
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