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

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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 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-JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar is recognized by Sports Illustrated and Time magazine as history's greatest basketball player (he is the NBA's all-time leading scorer). The author of several New York Times bestsellers, Kareem's previous books include Giant Steps, Kareem, Black Profiles in Courage, A Season on the Reservation, and Brothers in Arms. Since his retirement as a player in the NBA, Kareem has worked as a special assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and acted as a volunteer coach for children on the White Mountain Apache reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. On the Shoulders of Giants is currently in production as a documentary film.
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.