On View
Sports Gallery
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Published by
G. P. Putnam's Sons, American, 1838 - 1996
Manufactured by
Berkley Books, American, founded 1955
Written by
Bill Russell, American, 1934 - 2022
ink on paper, cardboard, book cloth (textile material), adhesive, and plastic
H x W x D: 8 3/4 × 6 × 1 3/8 in. (22.2 × 15.2 × 3.5 cm)
This is a hardback copy of Go Up for Glory by Bill Russell. The book has a paper book jacket which is covered with a clear plastic book sleeve on its exterior. The front cover of the book is black with a foregrounded color portrait of Bill Russell wearing a suit and a red tie, resting his head against his proper left hand, in the bottom left corner. A black-and-white depiction of men playing basketball is positioned to the right and behind of the portrait. At the top of the cover, in blue type, it reads: [The great superstar of the Boston Celtics tells the unvarnished /story of his struggles as a man, Negro and champion athlete.], with [Bill Russell] below in yellow type, and [As told to William McSweeny] to the right in smaller blue type. Underneath, in large white type, it reads: [Go Up for Glory]. A piece of clear tape holds a sticker (white with black type, reading [B/Rus] near the bottom of the books spine. The back cover is off-white with a black-and-white image of Bill Russell in a suit with two other men on either side of him. Underneath the image is a block of black text about Co-author William McSweeny and Bill Russell's history and achievements. There is a black and white barcode sticker on top of the clear plastic at the bottom of the back cover, at the bottom, which reads: [Warehouse - BK18235004 / Go Up For Glory / Used, Good]. There are a total of 224 numbered pages which are off-white with black type and two sections of glossy pages in the middle with black-and-white images of Bill Russell. On the first interior page, there is a white sticker with black type reading [Wiggin Memorial Library / STRATHAM, N.H.] with [DISCARDED] stamped diagonally in red ink underneath. On both title pages, [66-161] is handwritten in red ink in the top right corners. On last interior page, there is a sticker (white with black type) with a chart printed on it (13 rows, 5 columns) titled [DATE DUE] at the top left, with [DISCARDED] stamped in red ink diagonally across the chart.
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Books and Published Materials
hardcover books
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© 1966 William Felton Russell and William Francis McSweeny
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