Forty Minutes Of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson by Rus BradburdForty Minutes Of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson by Rus Bradburd

Forty Minutes Of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson

byRus Bradburd

Paperback | February 8, 2011

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“Nolan Richardson’s extraordinary life and success as the University of Arkansas’ coach are an important chapter in the history of our country’s struggle for racial equality, with all the excitement of the Final Four. What an incredible journey!”
—President Bill Clinton<_o3a_p>

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Forty Minutes of Hell by Rus Bradburd is an intricate exploration of the politics of race and sports, from the Jim Crow era until today, witnessed through the life of legendary African-American basketball coach and NCAA Title winner Nolan Richardson. A remarkable story of pride, courage, and accomplishment in the face of discrimination, Forty Minutes of Hell is also a fascinating window into the world of elite collegiate sports. NBA legend Charles Barkley calls this inspiring and important biography, “A great story about America and its hidden histories….Every American should thank [Richardson] for showing us it was possible.”<_o3a_p>

Rus Bradburd's fiction has appeared in theSouthern Review, theColorado Review, andAethlon, and his essays have appeared inSLAMmagazine, theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Times, and theHouston Chronicle. The author ofPaddy on the Hardwood, Bradburd is an assistant professor at New Mexico State University.
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Title:Forty Minutes Of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan RichardsonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.77 inPublished:February 8, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061690473

ISBN - 13:9780061690471

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“This is a great story about America and its hidden histories. . . Every black college coach with a good job today owes Nolan Richardson a measure of respect for the fearless way he kicked down doors. Every American should thank him for showing us it was possible.”