Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

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Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage

The third Mycroft tale (after Mycroft and Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes) from coauthors Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse is another winner. The Victorian setting is well drawn, the dialog rings true, the period details, both factual and fictive, support a labyrinthine plot including race and class distinctions. It all meshes into a fine tale set prior to the Sherlockian stories we know so well. Highly recommended, as are its two predecessors.

Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court

This stunning eulogy will appeal to readers far beyond the confines of sports. Highly recommended.

Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White

While the book will likely most appeal to those who share Abdul-Jabbar's progressive outlook, it is recommended for all readers seeking a clear, concise overview of many pressing issues facing the country today.

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