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Why isA Season on the Brinkthe bestselling sports book of all time? The answer is easy: Bobby Knight. Audaciously brilliant, exasperatingly volatile, andneverboring, 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 givesA Season on the Brinkits 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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ISBN-10:  0671688774
ISBN-13:  978-0671688776
Author:  John Feinstein
Genre:  Biographies & Memoirs, Sports
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
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review by . March 10, 2002
Feinstein received Coach Knight's permission to have almost total access to the Indiana University basketball program during the 1985-86 season. By then, Feinstein had earned and deserved his reputation as a first-rate journalist. Presumably that was one of the major reasons why Knight was agreeable. Later, Knight was very displeased with the book based on that season. (I am reminded of what Harry S Truman once said when someone urged him to "give 'em hell" during the 1948 Presidential campaign. …
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