Search - List of Books by Bill Russell

"This monument is going to be built as a symbol." -- Bill Russell
William Felton "Bill" Russell (born February 12, 1934) is a retired American professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A five-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and a twelve-time All-Star, Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won eleven NBA Championships during Russell's thirteen-year career. Along with Henri Richard of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens, Russell holds the record for the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league. Before his professional career, Russell led the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA championships (1955, 1956). He also won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics as captain of the U.S. national basketball team.

Russell is widely considered one of the best players in NBA history. Listed as between 6'9" (2.06 m) and 6'10" (2.08 m), Russell's shot-blocking and man-to-man defense were major reasons for the Celtics' success. He also inspired his teammates to elevate their own defensive play. Russell was equally notable for his rebounding abilities. He led the NBA in rebounds four times and tallied 21,620 total rebounds in his career. He is one of just two NBA players (the other being prominent rival Wilt Chamberlain) to have grabbed more than fifty rebounds in a game. Though never the focal point of the Celtics' offense, Russell also scored 14,522 career points and provided effective passing.

Playing in the wake of pioneers like Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper, and Ray Felix, Russell was the first African American player to achieve superstar status in the NBA. He also served a three-season (1966—69) stint as player-coach for the Celtics, becoming the first African American NBA coach. Frequent battles with racism left Russell with a long-standing contempt of fans and journalists. When he retired, Russell left Boston with a bitter attitude, although in recent years his relationship with the city has improved.

Russell is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. He was selected into NBA 25th Anniversary Team in 1971, into NBA 35th Anniversary Team in 1980 and named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, one of only four players that selected into all three teams. In 2007, he was enshrined in the FIBA Hall of Fame. In 2009, the NBA announced that the NBA Finals MVP trophy would be named the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in honor of Russell.

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Total Books: 24
Red and Me My Coach My Lifelong Friend
2010 - Red and Me My Coach My Lifelong Friend (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061792069
ISBN-10: 0061792063
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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The Next Right Thing
2010 - The Next Right Thing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781589825161
ISBN-10: 1589825160
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Red and Me  My Coach My Lifelong Friend
2009 - Red and Me My Coach My Lifelong Friend [Larger Print] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061774997
ISBN-10: 0061774995
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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Red and Me My Coach My Lifelong Friend
2009 - Red and Me My Coach My Lifelong Friend (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061766145
ISBN-10: 0061766143
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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Red and Me A Great Coach A Life-Long Friend
2009 - Red and Me a Great Coach a Life-long Friend [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061778902
ISBN-10: 0061778907
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania And the Mid-atlantic
2006 - Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-atlantic [Keystone Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780271028910
ISBN-10: 0271028912
Genres: Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
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Chip Donovan and the Dragonfly
2006 - Chip Donovan and the Dragonfly (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780953911929
ISBN-10: 0953911926
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Russell Rules 11 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner
Finishing Magic Dressing Up Naked Furniture
Russell Rules  11 Lessons on Leadership from the 20th Century's Greatest Champion
Russell Rules 11 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner
New Orleans Style
1999 - New Orleans Style (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780963889010
ISBN-10: 096388901X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Decorative Furniture Finishes With Vinegar Paint
1999 - Decorative Furniture Finishes with VInegar Paint [Decorative Painting] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780891348702
ISBN-10: 0891348700
Genres: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens
1996 - Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573695698
ISBN-10: 0573695695
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Shield of Mashona
1995 - The Shield of Mashona (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781899694259
ISBN-10: 1899694250
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Second Wind The Memoirs of an Opinionated Man
1991 - Second Wind the Memoirs of an Opinionated Man [Fireside sports classic] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671709891
ISBN-10: 0671709895
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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Go Up for Glory
1980 - Go Up for Glory (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780425046760
ISBN-10: 0425046761
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SECOND WIND
1980 - Second Wind (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345288974
ISBN-10: 0345288971
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Side Show A Musical
Side Show a Musical (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573651410
ISBN-10: 0573651418
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Pageant
Pageant [French's musical library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573696558
ISBN-10: 0573696551
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