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  • Author:
    Barry Beckham
  • ISBN:
    0931761220
  • ISBN13:
    978-0931761225
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  • Publisher:
    Beckham Publications Group, Inc. (February 7, 1996)
  • Pages:
    185 pages
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    Biographies
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  • Rating:
    4.7
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    103
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This inspiring story of how one man rebuilts his life is told with vivid, no-holds-barred descriptions of the harshness . A must for any l fan. More accurate than the movie, which will straighten out some of the "did it really happen this way".

This inspiring story of how one man rebuilts his life is told with vivid, no-holds-barred descriptions of the harshness, humour and love in today's inner city.

The Inspiring Story of a Harlem Basketball Legend. There's no description for this book yet. Published September 1993 by Beckham Publications Group.

Double Dunk: The Story Earl "The Goat" Manigault.

This inspiring story of how one man rebuilt his life is told with vivid, no-holds-barred descriptions of the harshness, humor and love in today's inner city. Double Dunk: The Story Earl "The Goat" Manigault.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Double Dunk: The Story . In high school and on the playgrounds of Harlem, he astonished opponents with his acrobatic shots, including the patented double dunk.

In high school and on the playgrounds of Harlem, he astonished opponents with his acrobatic shots, including the patented double dunk. Although seventy-two colleges offered him scholarships, lack of discipline and bad breaks sent Manigault stumbling into a world of heroin addiction and petty crimes for three years. He succumbed to the fast land life that sapped the lives of so many of his friends in the 1960's.

This is possibly the craziest book I have read, ever

This is possibly the craziest book I have read, ever. It's a YA biography of basketball player Earl Manigault, alarmingly told in the second person. I say "alarmingly" because by page 6, we learn how you are picked up after a street game by an adult woman for an afternoon of sex when you are twelve years old, and it's also a little dizzying when you are addicted to heroin later on. It seems obvious that this book was written for the YA audience in the context of providing a cautionary tale that is also hip and cutting edge.

The book dedicates an entire chapter to this myth concluding it was never . Beckham, Barry 1980. Double Dunk, The Story of Earl 'the Goat' Manigault", Pages 89-90.

Gallagher writes " Earl "The Goat" Manigault is widely regarded as one of the greatest playground basketball players of all time. But to prove dunking was not his only skill, he would practice hundreds of shots each day, making him a deadly long-range shooter as well. Manigault played with some of the best players of his day, such as Earl Monroe, Connie Hawkins, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

DOUBLE DUNK: INSPIRING STORY OF A HARLEM BASKETBALL LEGEND By Barry Beckham .

DOUBLE DUNK: INSPIRING STORY OF A HARLEM BASKETBALL LEGEND By Barry Beckham The Vogue Cover Interview: Victoria Beckham. Just turned 40, Victoria Beckham is happier – and busier – than ever. From breakfast chez Beckham to Barry’s Bootcamp, from design meetings to supermarket shopping, Emily Sheffield shadowed the ultimate everywoman for the August 2014 issue.

This is the inspiring story of a man who was on his way to becoming a basketball superstar before he became addicted to heroin. Beckham Publications Group.

This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Double Dunk : The Story Earl the Goat Manigault. This is the inspiring story of a man who was on his way to becoming a basketball superstar before he became addicted to heroin. With vivid, no-holds-barred descriptions of the harshness, humor, and love in today's inner city, Beckham shows how he rebuilt his life. Earl The Goat Manigault had what it takes to become a superstar.

A tough, street wise novel packed with an important message for young readers.... --Andrew Young, former Mayor, Atlanta, Georgia

Zololmaran
Earl Manigault was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised in Harlem, New York. He grew up playing basketball and practiced constantly. Manigault set the NYC junior high school record by scoring 57 points in a game in the late 1950s. While attending Benjamin Franklin High School, Manigault's life took a fateful turn when he began associating with groups that would eventually lead to his expulsion. He attended Johnson C. Smith University. However, Manigault only lasted one semester due to his constant problems with school and continuous quibbles with the coach.

Manigault returned to Harlem and developed a heroin addiction. He served sixteen months in prison in 1969 and 1970 for drug possession and another term of two years from 1977 to 1979 for a failed robbery attempt so he could buy heroin. After this prison term, Manigault quit heroin and started the "Walk Away From Drugs" tournament for kids in Harlem to prevent them from making the same mistakes he had made. Much of his later years were dedicated to working with kids on the court. HBO made a movie of his life: Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault.

The above description sums up the life of Earl Manigualt as portraid in the book written by Barry Beckham. This book , presented as a life story, gives the true picture of various occurances, tribulations, and sorrows in the life of a great basketball player. The book is spellbinding and highly recommended--2 thumbs up.
Insanity
I remember watching a movie on this man, starring Don Cheadle. In the movie, they were only able to cover a fraction of his life, his struggles, and his eventual triumph. Now, 10+ years later, I find this book, and it fills in a lot of the gaps. Earl "the GOAT" has a fascinating, uplifting story, that shows a real change from the highest of the highs (he was nearly ready for the NBA at 13) to the lowest of the lows during his drug addictions, and then back to the highs, as he becomes a mentor and teacher of inner city youth.

If you've seen the movie -- or if you haven't, and you want to hear an amazing story about an amazing man, I recommend you pick this one up.
Stanober
I had never heard of Earl Manigault when I started to read this book. The writing style is unique, but captures the story of the Goat from his perspective. I couldn't put it down. You could visualize a lot of what was being described. In the book, you can see how Goat went downhill.
After I read the book, I googled Earl Manigault and got an overview of his story. This book really fills in a lot of what the other articles are missing. It tells Goat's story through Goat. Barry did a great job of capturing the inner voice of someone who gets caught in a downward spiral. You really feel bad for the guy at times. Everyone knew he was great... he just didn't always have the confidence to say no.