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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem 1947-

Works: 218 works in 549 publications in 5 languages and 27,517 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Autobiographies  Parody films 
Roles: Author, Actor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Performer, Collector, Narrator
Classifications: GV884.A24, B
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Most widely held works by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,888 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
Black profiles in courage : a legacy of African American achievement by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,847 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
Mycroft Holmes : a novel by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,543 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 )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,263 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
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 910 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
Sasquatch in the paint by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 908 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 )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airplane!: An off-the-wall comedy that spoofs airplane disaster flicks. An ex-fighter pilot is forced to take over the control of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning
Fletch( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 708 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 favour. 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
Mycroft and Sherlock : a novel by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1872, and a series of gruesome murders is the talk of London. Mycroft Holmes--now twenty-six and a force to be reckoned with at the War Office--has no interest in the killings; however, his brother Sherlock has developed a distasteful fascination for the macabre to the detriment of his studies, much to Mycroft's frustration. When a ship carrying cargo belonging to Mycroft's best friend Cyrus Douglas runs aground, Mycroft persuades Sherlock to serve as a tutor at the orphanage that Douglas runs as a charity, so that Douglas might travel to see what can be salvaged. Sherlock finds himself at home among the street urchins, and when a boy dies of a suspected drug overdose, he decides to investigate, following a trail of strange subterranean symbols to the squalid opium dens of the London docks. Meanwhile a meeting with a beautiful Chinese woman leads Mycroft to the very same mystery, one that forces him to examine the underbelly of the opium trade that is enriching his beloved Britain's coffers. As the stakes rise, the brothers find that they need one another's assistance and counsel. But a lifetime of keeping secrets from each other may have catastrophic consequences
Stealing the game by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 539 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
Brothers in arms : [the epic story of the 761st tank battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes] by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Recording )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 363 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
Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against his will, the idle but brilliant Mycroft Holmes is pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria. A madman has stolen a handbook full of plans for civilization-destroying weapons -- and desires to sell them to the highest bidder. Can the smartest man in England track down and defeat the one foe that may prove to be his match?" -- Page [4] of cover
On the shoulders of giants( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 258 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
Basketball : great writing about America's game by Alexander Wolff( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the street game to March Madness to Jordan and LeBron, the greatest writing about the grit, grace, and glory of basketball"
The way of the dragon = Meng long guo jiang by Bruce Lee( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game of death: A martial arts movie star takes on a syndicate of drug dealers who want to exploit him and his singer girlfriend
1 love( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 147 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 135 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 )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 120 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 111 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 95 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
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Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes
Black profiles in courage : a legacy of African American achievementWhat 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
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