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Download How Harlem Became the Center of the Universe: On the Shoulders of Giants, Volume 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample How Harlem Became the Center of the Universe: On the Shoulders of Giants, Volume 1 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
4.0025 out of 54.0025 out of 54.0025 out of 54.0025 out of 54.0025 out of 5 4.00 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Narrator: Avery Brooks Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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An Audio and Musical Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance.

Basketball legend and New York Times best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recounts the birth of Harlem, from the boll weevil to the Great Migration, and discusses how Harlem influenced his life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 audrey | 3/1/2015

    " EXCELLENT historical piece about NY, the Harlem Renaissance, African-American history. Listened to it on a 12-hour drive. It was so engaging that we barely realized we were driving. Engrossing. Also introduces Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as an historian. Avery Brooks is wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gilbert | 8/28/2008

    " Very enjoyable & informative overview of the Harlem Renaissance, & how it impacted the life of Kareem Abdul-Jabar. Very enjoyable whether or not you are a basketball fan, and helpful for me to understand this era of American history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ?a?a???t?? | 12/18/2007

    " i haven't read this yet, but it's great "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oscar | 7/6/2007

    " Semi-encyclopedic account of Kareem's interest in Harlem. Leans heavily on honorific adjectives as he describes Harlem figures. Good basketball details and excellent picture of Cab Calloway looking to play some tough D. "

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About the Author
Author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor and basketball coach and has authored six books for adults and three for children, including What Color Is My World?, which won the NAACP award for Best Children’s Book. In 2012, he was selected as a US cultural ambassador, and in 2016 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award which recognizes exceptional meritorious service.

About the Narrator

Avery Brooks is an accomplished actor, director, musician, and teacher. He is well-known to global audiences for his starring role as Captain Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also costarred for three seasons as Hawk in Spenser: for Hire. His film credits include American History X, Fifteen Minutes, and The Big Hit, and his stage performances include the title roles in King Lear, Othello, and Phillip Hayes Dean’s Paul Robeson. He is a tenured professor of theater at Rutgers University.