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THE BLACK FIVES The Epic Story of Basketball's Forgotten Era

by | Read by Claude Johnson

Contemporary Culture • 20.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

In a soothing voice, the author narrates his own exhaustive dive into the origins of Black basketball, covering much of the first half of the twentieth century in detail. He goes back even further in tracing the roots of the pioneers who laid the foundation for the game in the 1800s. Occasionally, he lightly imitates someone but always with a tone of respect that denotes a quotation. This production is a definitive take on its subject. Will Anthony Madden is the central figure, but many other trailblazers are covered. Johnson, a historian's historian, has preserved aspects of the past that might have fallen into obscurity. M.B. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2022]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2022

CD ISBN 9781705060407 $125.75 • Sixteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798212153225 $46.96 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781705060742 multiple sources

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