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The Fab 5: The Scrapbook of a Revolution

Author(s): Hannah Harshe and M. Earl Smith
Webber, Rose, Howard, Jackson, King. Five names. Five players who epitomize the greatness of Michigan basketball. Five players who helped set a game on its head, and who revolutionized how players dressed, talked, played, and competed. Yet, aside from a photo archive and some stored banners, one would be hard-pressed to find any information on the Michigan Fab Five.

Through painstaking research, two turbulent years of NCAA basketball come to life, told through the lens of perhaps the greatest recruiting class to ever suit up for one college basketball program: the Michigan Fab 5.

The crown jewel of Steve Fisher’s long and storied coaching career, the five talents came from Michigan, Texas, and Illinois. As they converged on Ann Arbor, their undeniable talent ushered in a new era of college basketball.

The images—a combination of press materials, memorabilia, and photographs from the Bentley Library archives at the University of Michigan—work in concert with the written words of historians Hannah Harshe and M. Earl Smith to provide a glimpse into the heart and soul of basketball’s first modern revolution.


Hannah Harshe is a current student at the University of Michigan, where she majors in English and international studies. Her work has appeared in The Michigan Daily, Her Campus and SHEI. Born in Ann Arbor, Hannah currently writes for SB Nation, and co-hosts Views from Stadium Blvd for the platform.

M. Earl Smith is a historian based in Somerset, Kentucky. A graduate of Chatfield College, Pine Manor College, and the University of Pennsylvania, his work has appeared in The Daily Pennsylvanian, Gravel, The Finger, 34th Street Magazine, and others. He is the author of ten books, spanning from works of fiction, to children’s books and local history. Martin currently teaches at Somerset Community College.

ISBN: 9781634992008
FORMAT: Paperback
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
DATE: 2/24/2020
STATE: Michigan
PAGES: 176
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)