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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem 1947-

Works: 186 works in 433 publications in 5 languages and 24,440 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Comedy films  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biographies  Parody films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Collector
Classifications: GV884.A24, B
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Black profiles in courage : a legacy of African American achievement by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Black Profiles in Courage, [Kareem Abdul-Jabbar] focuses on extraordinarily courageous black men and women who typified the virtues of integrity, discipline, and self-respect. Taken together, their lives form a legacy from which African Americans of all ages can draw inspiration, wisdom, and pride. Some of these courageous heroes include Peter Salem - the slave, blacksmith, and volunteer soldier who turned the tide at Bunker Hill; Joseph Cinque - the leader of a
Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st "Black Panthers," the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar first learned about the battalion from family friend Leonard "Smitty" Smith, a veteran of the battalion. Working with acclaimed writer Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed the surviving members of the battalion and their descendants to weave together a page-turning narrative based on their memories and stories, from basic training through the horrors on the battlefield to their postwar experiences in a racially divided America. Trained essentially as a public relations gesture to maintain the support of the black community for the war, the battalion was never intended to see battle. In fact, General Patton originally opposed their deployment, claiming African Americans couldn't think quickly enough to operate tanks in combat conditions. But the Allies were so desperate for trained tank personnel in the summer of 1944, following heavy casualties in the fields of France, that the battalion was called up. While most combat troops fought on the front for a week or two before being rotated back, the men of the 761st served for more than six months, fighting heroically under Patton's Third Army at the Battle of the Bulge and in the Allies' final drive across France and Germany. Despite a casualty rate that approached 50 percent and an extreme shortage of personnel and equipment, the 761st would ultimately help liberate some thirty towns and villages, as well as the Gunskirchen Lager concentration camp. The racism that shadowed them during the war and the prejudice they faced upon their return home is an indelible part of their story. What shines through most of all, however, are the lasting bonds that united them as soldiers and brothers, the bravery they exhibited on the battlefield, and the quiet dignity and patriotism that defined their lives
Mycroft Holmes : a novel by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his fiancée abruptly departs for Trinidad after hearing disturbing news, Mycroft Holmes and his best friend Cyrus Douglas follow and find themselves drawn in to a treacherous investigation
What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's pain? These are just some of the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this dynamic look at several unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve people's lives. Offering profiles with fast facts on flaps and framed by a story featuring two feisty twins, here is a nod to the minds behind the gamma electric cell and the ice-cream scoop, improvements to traffic lights, open-heart surgery, and more -- inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our world safer, better, and brighter
Sasquatch in the paint by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighth-grader Theo Rollins' growth spurt has Coach Mandrake trying to transform him into a basketball star, but training time is hurting the science club's chances of winning the "Aca-lympics," and being accused of stealing could mean Theo is off both teams
Airplane! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top secret!: Parody film that pits American rock star Nick Rivers against the dreaded East German High Command. It's a race against time as Nick teams up with Hillary Flammond to find her father before he can create the ultimate super weapon-- the Polaris Mine
Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of the author's views on social justice, from his youth in the civil rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media
Stealing the game by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When eighth-grader Chris's older brother, Jax, is caught betting on the pick-up basketball games that Chris and his friends play, Chris becomes involved in the police investigation
Fletch( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher is a Los Angeles journalist who really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. This time, Fletch is in disguise as a bum, living at the beach, researching drugs and their dealing. One day, Fletch is addressed by Alan Stanwyk, a rich man, who asks him, the bum, a favor. For the sum of $50,000, Fletch should kill poor cancer-ridden Mr. Stanwyk with a gun, so that his wife will get the insurance money. What the guy didn't think of was Fletch's real profession. Returning into normal life, Fletch instantly takes up research not only to find out that Mr. Stanwyk is healthy as life itself but he also runs into certain connections between drug dealing at the beach, Alan Stanwyk, his private jet, the police and a very expensive piece of Land in Utah
Brothers in arms : [the epic story of the 761st tank battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes] by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Recording )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed surviving members of the 761st Tank Battalion to weave together a page-turning narrative based on their memories, stories, and historical accounts, from basic training through the horrors of the battlefield to their postwar experiences
On the shoulders of giants by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer and New York Times bestselling author, invites everyone to witness the Harlem Renaissance as he shares his lifelong passion for the legends that inspired him to greatness. Go back with Kareem to a time when jazz was Harlem's soul and basketball was its heartbeat. Let him introduce the greatest basketball team that's never been heard of - the all-black Harlem Rens
The way of the dragon = Meng long guo jiang by Bruce Lee( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the dragon: Lee pays a visit to family member who owns a restaurant in Italy. Mobsters, harass the owners, forcing Lee to defend his family, as only he can
1 love by Bob Marley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive documentary about the mingling of cultural and social influences that have made basketball what it is today. Appropriate credit goes to the game's official inventor, Dr. James Naismith. Also explores the YMCA's early role as a "pipeline for spreading basketball over the world". Pays tribute to the old Knickerbockers and Philadelphia Warriors legends, among others, who comprise today's basketball fraternity. It also digs deep into the impact of Harlem's early precision players on the game's vitality and international popularity
Slam dunk Ernest by Jim Varney( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest is struggling to make the cut on his buddies city league team and loosing the battle until the basketball angel (Abdul-Jabbar) steps in to lend him a pair of magic shoes. Ernest goes from benchwarmer to king of the court
Game of Death = Si wang you xi by Bruce Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young kung-fu movie star refuses to sign with the syndicate, bringing him into conflict and deadly kung-fu action
The Fletch collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fletch lives: The newspaper sleuth travels to Louisiana to live the good life but soon finds himself immersed in the kind of troubles that only an ace newsman can solve
Bruce Lee, a warrior's journey( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary shows you Bruce Lee's life, how he became as good in martial arts. Also a look at the original version of the "Game of Death" fighting in the tower scenes
BullySmart for kids( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring ordinary children, this video helps teach your child to effectively use StreetSmart's 4-step personal safety system to deal with bullies"--Container
The Black list( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a new chapter begins in this country, The black list offers a dynamic and never-before-heard perspective from achievers of color. This series of inspired--and inspiring--observations on African American life in the 21st century forms a roll call of some of the most compelling politicians, writers, thinkers and performers ever to tackle their fields of endeavor. Watch the interview-portraits contained in The black list, and get a sharper snapshot of where this country has been and where it's headed"--Container
The fish that saved Pittsburgh : catch the fish! have a ball!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basketball's Dr. J, Julius Erving, operates on the competition in this hoop-it-up disco-era fantasy about a team on a winning streak when it signs up motley players born under the zodiac's fish sign of Pisces. Will the Dr. in the house, trademark cloud-walking, net-shredding slam dunks are plentiful. More hoops excitement follows as the Harlem Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemon handles the rock as if he had more arms than an octopus and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shows his winning style as well
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Black profiles in courage : a legacy of African American achievement
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Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroesWhat color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventorsAirplane!Brothers in arms : [the epic story of the 761st tank battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes]A season on the reservation : my soujourn with the White Mountain ApacheKareem Abdul-JabbarSelected from Giant steps