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A Season on the Brink: a Year With Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers

Feinstein, John

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ISBN 10: 0671646567 / ISBN 13: 9780671646561
Published by Pocket Books, New York, 1987
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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A few small tears at edges. Light shelf wear. Solid copy with clean pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 035790

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Title: A Season on the Brink: a Year With Bob ...

Publisher: Pocket Books, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Printing.

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Synopsis:

Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink remains the classic of the genre and an unforgettable chronicle of his year spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach Bob Knight. This anniversary edition features an updated package and a new Introduction by Feinstein.

Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list, A Season on the Brink remains the most celebrated basketball book ever written. Granted unprecedented access to legendary coach Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers during the 1985–86 season, John Feinstein saw and heard it all—practices, team meetings, strategy sessions, and midgame huddles—as the team worked to return to championship form. The result is an unforgettable chronicle that not only captures the drama and pressure of big-time college basketball but also paints a vivid portrait of a complex, brilliant coach as he walks the fine line between genius and madness.

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Why is A Season on the Brink the bestselling sports book of all time? The answer is easy: Bobby Knight. Audaciously brilliant, exasperatingly volatile, and never boring, the Indiana University basketball coach is Greek drama and comedy neatly wrapped in a red sweater. Like all high-strung people, Knight is particularly interesting when things don't go according to his playbook. John Feinstein had the good fortune to follow Knight and his Hoosiers through a difficult 1985-86 campaign; that Feinstein could watch that season attached to Knight's hip gives A Season on the Brink its sights and its sounds. That such closeness allowed entry into Knight's heart gives the book its fury. The combination is irresistible.

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