By John Feinstein
A Season at the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery trainer, Bob Knight.
Knight granted Feinstein an extraordinary inside of examine collage basketball -- with whole entry to each second of the season. Feinstein observed and heard all of it -- practices, staff conferences, method periods, and mid-game huddles -- in the course of Knight's fight to prevent a wasting season.
A Season at the Brink not just captures the drama and strain of big-time university basketball yet paints a brilliant portrait of a fancy, terrific trainer jogging a superb line among genius and insanity.
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A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bobby Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers by John Feinstein