Thursday, March 27, 2014

Five top books on March Madness

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on March Madness:
A Season on the Brink
by John Feinstein

Feinstein, granted unprecedented access to the practices, locker rooms, and private lives of the University of Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team during the '85-'86 season, captures the intensity, rage, and devotion of controversial coach Bobby Knight. Hate him or love him, his passion for the game is unquestionable and, at the time, reflected growing fervor among American fans of college basketball. Though Feinstein has written several books about the college game -- Last Dance, A March to Madness, and A Season Inside, among others -- this volume remains the yardstick used to measure all such insider accounts. It created a a sportswriting fad (following a single team over the course of a single season) and though the Hoosiers were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament in 1986, their program has since become synonomous with determination.
Read about the other books on the list.

A Season on the Brink is one of Majorie Kehe's ten best books about college basketball.

--Marshal Zeringue