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Love this book, even though I'm not much of sports junkie,
This review is from: Michael Jordan: The Life (Kindle Edition)
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pre-publication galley copy of this book. I'm famous for starting a book and never seeing the end, but, perhaps because I'm the same age as MJ and watched his career from UNC on, this one I read cover to cover.
As an graduate of Indiana University my favorite part was the description of how Dan Dakitch held Jordan to few points in the NCAA tournament, but as a history teacher I loved the back story that Lazenby so carefully pieced together, from the family history of sharecropping and moonshine to the evolution of education in the south during Jordan's lifetime.
Lazenby has pieced together interviews gleaned over his career and done a ton of original research to write what will surely be the definitive biography of an American icon. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, His Airness has to say about the result.