One on One by John Feinstein
Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game

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John Feinstein's illuminating recollections from two decades of interviews with sports legends.

John Feinstein's career is a sports fan's dream-a lifetime of encounters with the great figures in sports, not just on the field, but in the locker room and behind the scenes with legends like Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and John McEnroe.

Since his days as a young Washington Post journalist, Feinstein has written twenty-eight books and countless magazine articles and newspaper columns, covering college basketball, golf, tennis, baseball, and very nearly every sport in between. He has told us of victory and defeat, of athletes and coaches we love--and love to hate. But some of his best stories have been left untold, until now.

One on One is an incredible portal into the sports we love-from the box scores and the pageantry of game night and into the hard work and intensity that turn players and coaches into legends.
 

About John Feinstein

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JOHN FEINSTEIN is the author of many bestselling books, including A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. His books for young readers offer a winning combination of sports, action, and intrigue, with Last Shot receiving the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best young adult mystery of the year. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, and Shelter Island, New York, with his family.
 
Published December 5, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. 525 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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The author bestows his greatest affection on the players he met while writing about the Army-Navy game and on those from the Patriot League basketball teams whose stories he told in The Last Amateurs (2000).

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Feinstein kept his scorecards and settles them with swipes at everyone from meddling editors and obstructionist league officials to legendary Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight—great access, obnoxious behavior—and the allegedly odious Tiger Woods (“Here’s hoping, seriously, ...

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New York Journal of Books

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The book makes it clear that both athletes and writers work in tandem in order to best convey and preserve moments in sports history.Mr. Feinstein retells stories and interviews with the likes of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Bob Knight, Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith, John McEnroe, to ...

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Washington Independent Review of Books

Nearly all of his 28 books (yes, 28 — that’s not a typo) have been best-sellers, and two of them — A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled — are indisputable classics of modern sports writing, notable for their exhaustive reporting and the way they capture the complex personalities of athle...

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Teen Reads

Twenty-two sports-themed books later, including two of the bestselling nonfiction sports titles in history, Feinstein is perhaps the most recognized sports journalist of his generation.

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For 1 night only Ms Collins will share the stories and secrets of her celebrated career as one of the world’s most glamorous and intriguing personalities.

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Only A Game

This week Bill talks with author John Feinstein about his newest book, One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game.

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