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Basketball and War

Most librarians like to read, compile, and share book lists. We seek them out, we check off the ones we’ve read, and add still more titles to our ever growing list of books we want to read.

Of course there are many annual lists and best of lists in all different categories, but there are also subject lists that are timely. I want to share two that are vastly different but both timely.

The young adult division of the American Library Association has compiled a list of basketball books to support March Madness. There are some good suggestions to help extend the college basketball season.

To mark the ten year anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, The Washington Post has compiled its list: “10 Years of the Iraq War: 10 Great Books.” They write that “like all wars, this one has produced a library of great books.”

Do you have any to add to either list?

Book

The Final Four
9780670012640

Basketball and War

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Most librarians like to read, compile, and share book lists. We seek them out, we check off the ones we’ve read, and add still more titles to our ever growing list of books we want to read.

Of course there are many annual lists and best of lists in all different categories, but there are also subject lists that are timely. I want to share two that are vastly different but both timely.

The young adult division of the American Library Association has compiled a list of basketball books to support March Madness. There are some good suggestions to help extend the college basketball season.

To mark the ten year anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, The Washington Post has compiled its list: “10 Years of the Iraq War: 10 Great Books.” They write that “like all wars, this one has produced a library of great books.”

Do you have any to add to either list?

Book

The Final Four
9780670012640

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 04/01/2013 08:30:52 AM | 


Basketball and Philosophy: thinking outside the paint. Did you know that when Phil Jackson came to the Lakers he gave Shaquille O'Neal a copy of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics? Shaq later wanted to be called 'the Big Aristotle'; he learned that excellence is a habit, not a single act or set of acts.
Posted by: Matt S ( Email ) at 4/2/2013 12:34 PM


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