Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a basketball legend who led UCLA to three national titles between 1967 and 1969. As a professional, he played for the NBA Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA Los Angeles Lakers. During his career, he was named Player of the Year twice, regular season Most Valuable Player six times and playoff Most Valuable Player twice (in 1971 and 1985). He retired in 1989 after 20 seasons as all-time leader in more than 20 categories. His book, Brothers in Arms: The Courageous Story of World War II’s 761st “Black Panthers” (Broadway), was a New York Times bestseller.

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Brothers in Arms: The Courageous Story of WW II's 761st "Black Panthers"

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

New York Times Bestseller

A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Ghost Soldiers and Flags of Our Fathers, Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Battalion, the first all-black tank battalion to seem combat in World War II. The 761st withstood segregation and lynchings at home and the fierce German counteroffensive in the Battle of the Bulge to emerge as one of the most highly decorated units in World War II.

"I believe it is time for America to meet the men of the 761st, common men who grew to become heroes, black men who fought for a country that often hated them, stalwart men who overcame social injustice to become men of colorblind valor. This first-of-its-kind book will … help them take their place as members of the greatest generation." --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar



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