WorldCat Identities

Rappoport, Ken

Overview
Works: 79 works in 154 publications in 1 language and 12,382 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: GV697.A1, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ken Rappoport
 
Most widely held works by Ken Rappoport
Profiles in sports courage by Ken Rappoport( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 12 profiles of athletes who have faced significant challenges in their personal and professional lives that they have overcome through their own courage
Ladies first : women athletes who made a difference by Ken Rappoport( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents profiles describing how women athletes not only made a lasting impact on their sport but also on society by overcoming discrimination against their gender, and sometimes their race, and by challenging popular misconceptions about women and sports
Top 10 basketball legends by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief biographies of ten of professional basketball's legendary players from Los Angeles Lakers' Jerry West to Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls
LeBron James : king on and off the court by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about the life of the basketball superstar
Shaquille O'Neal by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and career of Shaquille O'Neal
Guts and glory : making it in the NBA by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives of ten professional basketball players, including Muggsy Bogues, Bobby Hurley, John Lucas, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Buck Williams, who overcame various obstacles on their way to success in the NBA
On the clock : the story of the NFL draft by Barry Wilner( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Clock takes you behind the scenes at one of pro football's most suspenseful annual events. The NFL draft features no action on the field--hey, there isn't even a field. Yet the draft has become more popular than many other sporting events, including the NBA and NHL playoff games, against which it goes head-to-head for viewers. In fact, the draft has spawned its own cottage industry in which names such as Gil Brandt, Mel Kiper Jr., and Mike Mayock have become as well-known as any of the first-round selections. In this book, veteran sportswriters Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport chronicle the history of the proceedings, from the first grab bag in 1936 to the 2014 draft--considered one of the deepest in talent ever. Along the 78-year journey, learn about the competitions for the top overall spot, the unhappy No. 1s, and the late-rounders-turned-superstars.--Adapted from back cover
Grant Hill by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of the young basketball player from Reston, Virginia, who played with the Detroit Pistons and made the 1995 NBA All-Star team
Sports great Wayne Gretzky by Ken Rappoport( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the personal life and hockey career of the player who was a star first with the Edmonton Oilers and then with the Los Angeles Kings
Nolan Ryan--the Ryan Express by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Nolan Ryan, the pitcher for the Texas Rangers who is the all-time leader in no-hitters and strikeouts
The classic : the history of the NCAA basketball championship by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basketball's top 10 slam dunkers by Ken Rappoport( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collective biography of the top 10 slam dunkers, both past and present, which includes accounts of game action, career statistics, and more"--Provided by publisher
Bobby Bonilla by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates how this outstanding hitter and versatile player went from the South Bronx to the baseball parks of Pittsburgh and New York
The little league that could : a history of the American Football League by Ken Rappoport( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wearing borrowed uniforms, practicing on obscure college campuses, and led by a former Marine Corps W.W. II fighter ace as commissioner, the American Football League (AFL) debuted in the Fall of 1960 to challenge the monopoly of the well-established National Football League. Within ten years it had won two Super Bowls and had forced a merger with its rival, splitting the NFL into the National and American Football Conferences. Here Rappoport recounts the startling success of an upstart league that prevailed against long odds
The big dance : the story of the NCAA basketball tournament by Barry Wilner( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered by four networks, allowing every game to be televised, & ldquo;March Madness & rdquo; has become an American phenomenon. This is the story of the tournament, from its beginnings seventy-three years ago as an eight-team "bracket" to today's sixty-eight-team format & mdash;from "Cinderella" teams, to perennial powerhouses, to buzzer-beaters, upsets, and dynasties
Super sports star Alex Rodriguez by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life and career of Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez, a natural athlete who, in 2001, became the highest paid player in baseball
Jason Kidd : leader on the court by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the personal life and basketball career of the star player for the New Jersey Nets. Jason Kidd, star basketball player for the New Jersey Nets, is one of the greatest point guards to ever play in the NBA. With his tremendous skills as a passer and rebounder, Kidd has that rare ability to make everyone playing around him much better. Kidd has proven this ability to lead teams to victory on every level at which he's played, from high school to college to the pros. The first hints of Jason Kidd's greatness came in high school, where he led his school basketball team to the California State Championship in 1991. Then, upon entering the University of California at Berkeley, his impact was immediate as he led the team to the NCAA tournament. After his junior year, Kidd entered the 1994 NBA Draft. After successful stints in Dallas and Phoenix, Kidd was traded to New Jersey in 2001, where he once again quickly turned a losing team into a winner. As long as Jason Kidd is leading the way, the New Jersey Nets can rest assured that they will be championship contenders for many seasons to come
Crazyball : sports scandals, superstitions, and sick plays by Barry Wilner( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts some of the most unusual and humorous occurrences in sports history, from Evel Knievel's Grand Canyon adventures to George Brett's anger in the "pine tar incident," as well as strange superstitions, pranks, and blown calls
Super sports star Peyton Manning by Ken Rappoport( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the personal life and football career of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning
They changed the game : sports pioneers of the twentieth century by Ken Rappoport( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the twentieth century, athletic heroes have altered their respective sports with spectacular achievements, renewing their fans' confidence and surpassing their expectations with pioneering fearlessness, powerful expertise and unforgettable performances. In They Changed the Game, authors Ken Rappoport and Barry Wilner profile professional sports' trailblazing champions, from boxing great Muhammad Ali to runner extraordinaire Jesse Owens, from stock-car racer Richard Petty to incomparable sportswoman Babe Didrickson
 
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Profiles in sports courage
Alternative Names
Rappoport, Ken 1935-

Languages
English (36)

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Ladies first : women athletes who made a differenceTop 10 basketball legendsLeBron James : king on and off the courtShaquille O'NealGuts and glory : making it in the NBAGrant HillSports great Wayne GretzkyNolan Ryan--the Ryan Express