Forty Minutes of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson

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9780061690471: Forty Minutes of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson

"Nolan Richardson's extraordinary life and success as the University of Arkansas' coach are an important chapter in the history of our country's struggle for racial equality, with all the excitement of the Final Four. What an incredible journey!"
--President Bill Clinton

Forty Minutes of Hell by Rus Bradburd is an intricate exploration of the politics of race and sports, from the Jim Crow era until today, witnessed through the life of legendary African-American basketball coach and NCAA Title winner Nolan Richardson. A remarkable story of pride, courage, and accomplishment in the face of discrimination, Forty Minutes of Hell is also a fascinating window into the world of elite collegiate sports. NBA legend Charles Barkley calls this inspiring and important biography, "A great story about America and its hidden histories....Every American should thank [Richardson] for showing us it was possible."

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Paperback. Pub the Date: February. 2011 Pages: 336 Publisher: Amistad Born in El Paso's Segundo. the Barrio Nolan Richardson was the first black star for legendary basketball coach Don Haskins. at Texas by Western College.. Rising to national prominence at the University of Arkansas. Richardson became the first black coach at a Southern school to win the NCAA Championship. playing an electrifying style dubbed Forty Minutes of Hell. His outspoken response to perceived racial injustices culminated in Richardson's accusing his university of discrimination. inging about an aupt end to his college career. The only coach in history to win a Junior College. NIT. and NCAA title. Richardson now coaches in the WNBA. Rus adburd. a former assistant coach under Don Haskins. highlights Richardson's trailblazing career with empathy and intimacy. revealing a man whose hard-won successes wer...

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"What an incredible journey!"--President Bill Clinton

"[An] excellent, angry new biography."--Financial Times

"Suggestion: Place a note pad nearby . . . in order to keep score of the 'wow' moments, as in 'Wow, did that really happen? . . . Thanks to Bradburd's book, you can walk in Richardson's shoes, one page at a time.'"--Tulsa World

"I've never read a sports book I would describe as operatic until now. Nolan Richardson's story, both unique and universal, would challenge the most seasoned biographer, but Bradburd's libretto is heartbreaking and inspiring. This is the finest sports biography I've read in years, hands down."--Dave Zirin, author, A People's History of Sports in the Unites States

"Bradburd does an incredible job chronicling Richardson's rise from a high school coach to getting a junior college job. . . . [His] copy shines in the well-researched chapters on the black coaches and the athletes who came before Richardson but never got the opportunity to elevate themselves."--SLAM Online

"Highly provocative. . . . A sharp-elbowed biography."--New York Times

"A combination career retrospective and racial history of Southern college basketball . . . Establishes Richardson as one of college basketball's most compelling figures, both because of and in spite of his race."--Kirkus Reviews

"There are so many amazing things to know and remember about Richardson, truly a sports hero and pioneer. . . . But Richardson's life was about more than wins and losses, as Bradburd details in excellent and entertaining style."--Boston Globe

"This is a great story about America and its hidden histories. . . Every black college coach with a good job today owes Nolan Richardson a measure of respect for the fearless way he kicked down doors. Every American should thank him for showing us it was possible."--Charles Barkley, basketball legend

"[An] energetic biography. . . . Bradburd rounds out his story with humanizing detail."--Sports Illustrated

[An] energetic biography. . . . Bradburd rounds out his story with humanizing detail. --Sports Illustrated"

Highly provocative. . . . A sharp-elbowed biography. --New York Times"

[An] excellent, angry new biography. --Financial Times"

There are so many amazing things to know and remember about Richardson, truly a sports hero and pioneer. . . . But Richardson s life was about more than wins and losses, as Bradburd details in excellent and entertaining style. --Boston Globe"

Suggestion: Place a note pad nearby . . . in order to keep score of the wow moments, as in Wow, did that really happen? . . . Thanks to Bradburd s book, you can walk in Richardson s shoes, one page at a time. --Tulsa World"

Bradburd does an incredible job chronicling Richardson s rise from a high school coach to getting a junior college job. . . . [His] copy shines in the well-researched chapters on the black coaches and the athletes who came before Richardson but never got the opportunity to elevate themselves. --SLAM Online"

A combination career retrospective and racial history of Southern college basketball . . . Establishes Richardson as one of college basketball s most compelling figures, both because of and in spite of his race. --Kirkus Reviews"

I ve never read a sports book I would describe as operatic until now. Nolan Richardson s story, both unique and universal, would challenge the most seasoned biographer, but Bradburd s libretto is heartbreaking and inspiring. This is the finest sports biography I ve read in years, hands down. --Dave Zirin, author, A People's History of Sports in the Unites States"

What an incredible journey! --President Bill Clinton"

This is a great story about America and its hidden histories. . . Every black college coach with a good job today owes Nolan Richardson a measure of respect for the fearless way he kicked down doors. Every American should thank him for showing us it was possible. --Charles Barkley, basketball legend"

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