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Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers by [John Feinstein]

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Sports Illustrated’s #6 Sports Book of All Time

“Nothing less than extraordinary.”
The Chicago Tribune

“Riveting . . . Perhaps the best basketball book ever written.”
—Dayton Daily News

A Season on the Brink is not just my favorite sports book of all time, but one of my favorite books in general. Everything that’s important and disturbing about basketball can be understood through its details.” —Chuck Klosterman

“The best writer of sports books in America today.”
The Boston Globe

“Bob Knight still curses the day he granted the author unfettered access to his program. Feinstein's year as an honorary Hoosier yielded an unsparing portrait of Indiana’s combustible coach.”
Sports Illustrated

“One of the best sportswriters alive.”
USA Today

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0092PKHP2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (December 11, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 11, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 12447 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 362 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 211 ratings

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John Feinstein spent years on the staff at the Washington Post, as well as writing for Sports Illustrated and the National Sports Daily. He is a commentator on NPRs "Morning Edition," a regular on ESPNs "The Sports Reporters" and a visiting professor of journalism at Duke University.His first book, A Season on the Brink, is the bestselling sports book of all time. His first book for younger readers, Last Shot, was a bestseller.

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