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 exceptional within examine collage basketball -- with whole entry to each second of the season. Feinstein observed and heard all of it -- practices, crew conferences, approach classes, 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 collage basketball yet paints a brilliant portrait of a fancy, significant trainer jogging a good line among genius and insanity.
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