The second edition of McPhee's highly collected first book. THIS COPY INSCRIBED BY BILL BRADLEY ON THE HALF-TITLE; "Allen/ Best to you/ Bill". Originally published in 1965, a profile of future pro basketball star, U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Bill Bradley during his collegiate years at Princeton. A fine, fresh copy in equally fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee's first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradley's magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himself―his self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility. Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate―a story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics.
Review: First published in 1965, A Sense of Where You Are is the literary equivalent of a harmonic convergence, a remarkable confluence of two talents--John McPhee and Bill Bradley--at the beginning of what would prove to be long and distinguished careers. While McPhee would blossom into one of the best nonfiction writers of the last 35 years, Bradley segued from an all-American basketball player at Princeton, to Rhodes Scholar, to NBA star, to three terms in the U.S. Senate. McPhee noticed greatness in Bradley from the start; the book is an extension of a lengthy magazine profile McPhee wrote early in Bradley's senior year; the title comes from Bradley always knowing his position in relation to the basket. What's so noteworthy about the book is the greatness it promised--both for writer and for subject, a greatness both have delivered through the years again and again.
Title: A Sense of Where You Are
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1978. Condition: Good. (2nd)78 Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP93234725
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0374260931
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0374260931-2-4
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020374260931
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd edition. Now in a mylar cover. DJ is clipped, light pencil erasure marks on FFEP. Else a fine copy. Clean, tight and crisp. Solid spine. Seller Inventory # 035821
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 2nd. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0374260931
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110374260931
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1978. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Signed by Bill Bradley. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Signed & Inscribed By Subject. Seller Inventory # 010942
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: New. 2nd. Seller Inventory # DADAX0374260931