Sports Illustrated's number-six Sports Book of All Time
A Season on the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach, Bob Knight. Knight granted Feinstein an unprecedented inside look at college basketball - with complete access to every moment of the season. Feinstein saw and heard it all - practices, team meetings, strategy sessions, and mid-game huddles - during Knight's struggle to avoid a losing season.
A Season on the Brink not only captures the drama and pressure of big-time college basketball but paints a vivid portrait of a complex, brilliant coach walking a fine line between genius and madness.
"Nothing less than extraordinary." (The Chicago Tribune)
"Riveting.... Perhaps the best basketball book ever written." (Dayton Daily News)
"The best writer of sports books in America today." (The Boston Globe)
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Great Sports Journalism
"An Inside Look Like No Other."
"Next Man Up." - John Feinstein. It's a similar look behind the scenes of an American sports team.
Perhaps. But the narration was not the best. Too many up-inflections at the end of the sentences. I have, however, heard much more annoying narrators.
The story of Landon Turner. Having been a college basketball/Bob Knight fan for years, I knew all about it. But it always touches me to hear that story.
Great book about a great teacher. It goes way beyond a story about a basketball team. It's a story about how a team is built, relationships are forged, and the consequences of our actions - good and bad. It gives you the outline of how someone turns people into champions.