James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball

James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball

By: Rob Rains (author)Paperback

1 - 2 weeks availability


Rains and Carpenter chronicle how James Naismith developed the original rules of basketball, coached the game at the University of Kansas--establishing college basketball in the process--and was honored for his work at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin.

Create a review

About Author

Rob Rains is a former National League beat writer for USA Today's Baseball Weekly and for three years covered the St. Louis Cardinals for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He is the author or co-author of autobiographies or biographies of Tony La Russa, Ozzie Smith, Mark McGwire, Jack Buck, Red Schoendienst and many other sports celebrities. Hellen Carpenter is the granddaughter of James Naismith. For more than 40 years she had in her possession more than 200 documents from Naismith's files which were instrumental in crafting this biography.


Foreword by Roy Williams Introduction by Hellen Naismith Dodd Carpenter 1. Growing Up 2. The College Years 3. The Springfi eld Challenge-and a New Game 4. The Game Is Born 5. A New Frontier 6. KU Bound 7. The Student Arrives 8. A Revolution Calls 9. A Raging War 10. Happy Homecoming 11. Becoming a Mentor 12. Olympic Pride 13. The Changing Game 14. Death of a Legend 15. A Great Game 16. The Man, More Than Basketball Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781439901342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781439901342
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 1439901341

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly