One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game (Paperback)

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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 the Author


John Feinstein is the author of many widely acclaimed and bestselling books on sports, including One on OneMoment of GloryAre You Kidding Me?Living on the BlackTales from Q SchoolLast DanceNext Man Up, Let Me Tell You a Story (with Red Auerbach), Caddy for LifeOpenThe PunchThe Last AmateursThe MajorsA Good Walk SpoiledA Civil WarA Season on the BrinkPlay Ball, and Hard Courts. He is also the author of five sports mystery novels for young readers. He writes for the Washington Post, Washingtonpost.com, and Golf Digest, and is a regular commentator on The Golf Channel.

Praise For…


PRAISE FOR JOHN FEINSTEIN

"One of the best sportswriters alive."—Larry King, USA Today

"Feinstein is the most successful sportswriter in America...He has the gift of re-creating events known to us all while infusing them with excitement, even suspense."—Jay Nordlinger, The Wall Street Journal

"Feinstein's genius is his ability to peel back several layers on the personalities involved...reminding you in the process that even the most obscure players have a story worth telling."—Sam Weinman, Golf Digest

"Fascinating...[Feinstein's] work, like that of the best American sports writers, is richly detailed and emotionally articulate...Feinstein's storytelling is so compelling, his understanding of the structural cruelties and emotional consequences of winner-takes-all competition so acute."—David Goldblatt, The Guardian
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316079051
ISBN-10: 0316079057
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: December 4th, 2012
Pages: 560
Language: English