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In the Year of the Bull: Zen, Air, and the Pursuit of Sacred and Profane Hoops

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One of the nation's most admired sportswriters chronicles the events of the record-setting 1995-96 Chicago Bulls season, Michael Jordan's first complete one since he returned to the game. Rick Telander captures the volatile mix of personalities and the thrills of a Bulls season in which Number 23 makes everyone enormously grateful he's back on the hardwood again. of photos ...more
Hardcover, 2880 pages
Published April 15th 1999 by Simon & Schuster
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Demarco C
i picked this book because basketball is my favorite sport and i like the Chicago bull.And someone also recommended it to me because the person thought it was a good book so i just decided to read it.The story takes place all over because it is a basketball team and it tells all about the bull like when they won championships when they first became a franchise and who played on the team and the best players who played on the team like Michel Jordan Dennis rodman and scotty pipmen.michel jordan i ...more
Robert Clay
Dec 06, 2012 Robert Clay is currently reading it
The title is "In the Year of the Bull." The author of my book is Rick Telander. The genre is biography. So far my book is about the Bulls winning their game and now there at an after party. I think the intended audience is any Bulls fans or sports fans in general.

In my book the Bulls just won game 5 in the 1995-96 NBA semis to advance to the finals. They are now at a club, Crobar, celebrating their win. There's a live band there and a reporter is telling about everything he's doing and everyth
Apr 11, 2014 Bailey rated it really liked it
The book is about the Chicago Bulls and in the years that they were amazing. It is a great book to me because I love basketball and Michael Jordan is one of my favorite basketball players. Any basketball fan should read it.
Sep 29, 2013 Mattmiller rated it liked it
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Good but not great chronicle of the 1995-1996 Bulls. Amazing how this one feels a little dated now and Telander's Heaven is a Playground (written 20 years prior) feels amazingly contemporary. The difference in the intimacy between author has something to do with it. Also the difference in the energy and passion from a first time writer and an already established one. Still, some interesting facts about the journey of a championship ball club.
Mar 05, 2013 Matthewbruce rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book. Becuase it talked a lot about Micheal Jordon and his career of a baseball and basketball player. It talked about his personal life to. The book talked about some other different players that played for the Bulls. Over all it was a very good book and I enjored reading it.
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I think this book was interesting because i love basketball and the bulls were a legend team because they had the best player ever....micheal jordan
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Happy to be an author. Happier to have readers! Let me know if you'd like me to talk about anything from my books. I think I remember most of them. (joke)
I went to Richwoods High School in Peoria, got a football scholarship to Northwestern University, and started writing for money (mere pittance) after graduation in 1971.
If you need to know more, let me know. I can go on and on. PS-- I once sco
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