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

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9780025372306: A Season on the Brink: A Year With Bobby Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers

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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"Dayton Daily News/Journal-Herald" Perhaps the best basketball book ever written -- a riveting work.

"Chicago Tribune" Nothing less than extraordinary.

"The Wall Street Journal" One of the best books on sports that I have read in some time.

"Sports Illustrated"'s #6 Sports Book of All Time

"Nothing less than extraordinary." --"Chicago Tribune"

"One of the best books on sports that I have read in some time." --"The Wall Street Journal"

""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

"Nothing less than extraordinary." --"The Chicago Tribune"

"One of the best sportswriters alive." --"USA Today"

"Sports Illustrated" s #6 Sports Book of All Time

One of the best sportswriters alive. "USA Today"

"Sports Illustrated" s #6 Sports Book of All Time"

Nothing less than extraordinary. "The Chicago Tribune""

"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"

One of the best sportswriters alive. "USA Today""

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"

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

About the Author:

John Feinstein is the author of many bestselling books, including A Good Walk Spoiled and One on One. He writes for the Washington Post and Golf Digest and is a regular contributor to the Golf Channel.

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