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The Resource Back from the dead, Bill Walton

Back from the dead, Bill Walton

Label
Back from the dead
Title
Back from the dead
Statement of responsibility
Bill Walton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In February 2008, Bill Walton, after climbing to the top of every mountain he ever tried, suffered a catastrophic spinal collapse--the culmination of a lifetime of injuries--that left him in excruciating, debilitating, and unrelenting pain. Unable to walk, he underwent pioneering surgery and slowly recovered. The ordeal tested Walton to the fullest, but with extraordinary determination and sacrifice, he recovered. Now Bill Walton shares his life story in this remarkable memoir. Walton, the son of parents with no interest in athletics, played basketball in every spare moment. An outstanding player on a great high school team, he only wanted to play for John Wooden at UCLA--and Wooden wanted him. Walton was deeply influenced by the culture of the 1960s, but he respected the thoughtful, rigorous Wooden, who seemed immune to the turmoil of the times. Other than his parents, Wooden would be the greatest influence in Walton's life--the two would speak nearly every day for 43 years until Wooden's death. Throughout a brilliant championship career, accumulating injuries would afflict Walton. He would lose almost two-thirds of his playing time to injury. After his playing days ended, Walton chose a career in broadcasting, despite being a lifelong stutterer--once again he overcame a physical limitation and eventually won multiple broadcasting accolades. Wooden once said that no greatness ever came without sacrifice--nothing better illustrates this notion than Walton's life.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV884.W3
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Back from the dead, Bill Walton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1646474
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 327 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476716862
Lccn
2015031712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1646474
  • (Sirsi) 1646474
  • (OCoLC)852226326
Label
Back from the dead, Bill Walton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1646474
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 327 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476716862
Lccn
2015031712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1646474
  • (Sirsi) 1646474
  • (OCoLC)852226326

Library Locations

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      42.7107245 -71.162215
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