Terra Alta WV – Harlem Globetrotter Nate Branch brought joy to millions of fans for fifteen years and his amazing life is captured in this biography, co-authored with award-winning author Barry Kienzle. Nate’s love for music, learned at an early age, continues to entertain and praise God from the church piano.
Nate Branch is a man of multiple talents, using all of them on his sensational trip through life. Born of a Baptist preacher in America’s Bible belt, he learned to play the church piano at a young age and his love of music and song was forever woven into his soul. He excelled at basketball at the high school and college levels and eventually entertained millions internationally for fifteen years as a Harlem Globetrotter. He never abandoned his call to music, honing his skills throughout his career and returning to it after playing basketball on a world stage.
What People Say
“What a ride it has been since Nate joined the Harlem Globetrotters in 1967! It has been more than a pleasure to know him and to be his friend, teammate, and brother for all of these years. He brought so much to the Globetrotters because of his love for the fans. Getting Nate Branch was the NBA’s loss and the Harlem Globetrotters gain! This book will be the fans’ gain, for sure!” – Hubert “Geese” Ausbie, 24-year “Clown Prince” of the Globetrotters
“Nate was a tremendous teammate, and I really enjoyed playing with him. He was also a great showman… this is going to be a good read!” – Dave Lattin, Globetrotters teammate, 1966 College National Champion, veteran of the NBA and ABA
“Nate was one of the absolute best teammates that you could want. Great person to be around and just a fantastic musician. He was the guy that took me under his wings when I was recruited to Nebraska. The book is a great read… and I know the fans will love it!” – Stu Lantz, former Nebraska Cornhusker, longtime NBA player, Lakers color commentator
“Branch was athletic, always smiling and fun to be around… I’ll never forget the day he broke the backboard at the Boston Garden before a Celtics game!” – Mickey Greenberg, 1969 Washington Generals
Available at your favorite local and online bookstore: ISBN 9781951556853, 168 pages, 6 x 9 Retail $19.95. Review copy on request.
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