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Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball (21-Aug-1936 — 12-Oct-1999)


Wilt Chamberlain; with David Shaw. Wilt: Just Like Any Other 7-Foot Black Millionaire Who Lives Next Door. New York: Macmillan. 1973. 310pp.

Wilt Chamberlain. A View from Above. Penguin Group. 1992. 304pp.

Robert Allen Cherry. Wilt: Larger Than Life. Triumph Books. 2004. 416pp.

Bill Libby. Goliath: The Wilt Chamberlain Story. Dodd, Mead. 1977. 248pp.

Wayne Lynch. Season of the 76ers: The Story of Wilt Chamberlain and the 1967 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers. Macmillan. 2002. 269pp.

Gary M. Pomerantz. Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era. Crown. 2005. 267pp.

George Sullivan. Wilt Chamberlain. Grosset & Dunlap. 1966. 183pp.

John Taylor. The Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball. Ballantine Books. 2006. 421pp.


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  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.132)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.286)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.188)

  10. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.98)

  11. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.91)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.125)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.100)

  14. American Lives: Sports (vol.1, pp.161-64)

  15. ESPN Sports Almanac 2004 (p.516)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.472)

  17. Sports Illustrated 2005 Almanac (p.860)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.46)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.259)

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