Pete Maravich: The Authorized Biography of Pistol Pete

Pete Maravich: The Authorized Biography of Pistol Pete

by Wayne Federman, Marshall Terrill


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The youngest person to be voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, “Pistol” Pete Maravich is recognized by the NBA as one of the all-time top 50 basketball players. More than 30 years after he left Louisiana State University, his NCAA scoring record still stands. He enjoyed fame, wealth, and short of winning an NBA championship, achieved every possible success. But there was a price. Pete brought a childlike exuberance to the court that often masked a tortured and confused adult. Things changed dramatically and permanently, however, when Pete found Christ. At last he experienced peace and a purpose that extended beyond the basketball court. He became an avid student of the Bible and a tireless evangelist. Tragically, at age 40, Pete Maravich died. This is the first authorized biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589975354
Publisher: Focus Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 471,979
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
Prologue     xiii
Early Days
Birth of a Legend     3
Happy Days     17
Tobacco Road     37
The Lost Year     52
Louisiana State
Baby Bengal     63
Showtime     84
Olympic Trials (and Tribulations)     106
Pandemonium in Sneakers     118
The Road Show     135
Nine Days in Gotham     159
Millionaire     171
Rookie Trials     187
Avant Guard     201
Omni All-Star     214
The Unraveling     229
The Louisiana Purchase     244
Under the Dome     259
Scoring Champion     270
Wounded Knee     291
Lenox Hill     304
The Mormon Trail     316
Celtic Farewell     327
Withdrawal     341
Reborn     348
Purpose Driven Life     357
Springfield     374
Broken Heart     384
Heirs to a Dream     395
Acknowledgments     415
Career Statistics: NCAA and NBA     419
Game-by-GameScoring at LSU     423
The Pistol's 25 Greatest Games     426
Selected References     431
Index     438

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