The Boston Celtics: Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, Red Auerbach, and Other Legends Recall Great Moments in Celtics History
Since the team's inception in 1946, the Boston Celticshave been at the heart of the culture and history of the city theycall home. And as Boston has transformed over the years, theCeltics too have evolved to reflect and embrace the changingtimes. In a book like no other, veteran writer andlifelong Celtics fan Michael McClellan brings Celtics history tolife through exclusive interviews with legendary Celtics playersand celebrity supporters, while using pop culture and music as asoundtrack.More than thirty interviewees are featured in this iconic book.Hall-of-Famer Bob Cousy recalls the turmoil of the fifties, as thefranchise struggled to get its footing and the nation faced thebirth of the Civil Rights Movement. K. C. Jones and ClydeLovellette narrate the glory of the Bill Russell era, as Russellhimself remembers his time as a Celtic. Celebrated players JohnHavlicek and Dave Cowens relate the ups and downs of thepsychedelic seventies, when the team won two national titles, onlyto collapse at the end of the decade. The epic eightiesCeltics-Lakers rivalry and the leadership of legends Larry Bird andMagic Johnson is told by teammates Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson,and Nate Archibald, and rivals Julius Erving and KareemAbdul-Jabbar. Former Celtics honor the legacy of Reggie Lewis andrelay the dark days after his untimely passing in 1993, and therevival of the Celtics under the guidance of Paul Pierce and BradStevens in the 2000s.Also featuring interviews by notable Boston natives such asMichael Dukakis and Mark Wahlberg, The Boston Celtics is theultimate history of one of the NBA's greatest franchises.