The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends—University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano—by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John Feinstein On March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach—the man who would resurrect the team, restore glory to Duke, and defeat the legendary Dean Smith, who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had turned UNC into a powerhouse. Duke's new man was Mike Krzyzewski. The only problem was, no one knew who Krzyzewski was, he had a so-so record in his short time as head coach of Army, and worst of all, no one could even pronounce his name. The announcement caused head scratches . . . if not immediate calls for his head . . . and on this note his career at Duke began. The table was set nine days later, when on March 27, 1980, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but with the exuberant Valvano on board, two new coaches were now in place to challenge Dean Smith—and the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. In the skillful hands of John Feinstein, this extraordinary rivalry—and the men behind it—come to life in a unique, intimate way. The Legends Club is a sports book that captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball allegiance in a hot-bed area. Getting to the roots of the NCAA goliath that is followed religiously by millions of fans today, Feinstein uses his unprecedented access to all three coaches to paint a portrait only
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The summer of 1969 was a momentous one in modern history. It was a season punctuated with change. Apollo 11 landed on the moon, thousands of young fans flocked to rock 'n' roll festivals like Woodstock and the controversial Altamont Freeway concert, the Manson Family cult were on a high-profile killing spree, and the first uprisings that would become the Stonewall Riots began. It was an electric summer of violent endings, new beginnings, and social unrest. It was also the summer that a myth was born-beginning with the tragic, untimely death of Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones. The world soon lost two more huge music stars: Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Not only did losing these three beacons of music culture seem to signal the end of a musical era, it also felt like a foreboding sign; they had all died at exactly the same age. All three had lost their lives at the pinnacle of their creative output, and all three were exactly 27 years old. People have speculated that there could be a dastardly lineage, from the poisoning of blues pioneer Robert Johnson in 1938, through these icons of the 60s, and more recently to rebel chanteuse Amy Winehouse's death from alcohol poisoning in 2011. Could it be a twisted fate that the world's very best creative souls come to early, often violent, deaths at just 27 years old? Over time, this idea began to be known as, "the 27 club," and it has persisted in the public imagination. In 27: The Legend and Mythology of the 27 Club, rock 'n' roll icon Gene Simmons takes a deep dive into the life stories of these legendary figures, without giving credence to the romanticized idea that being in the "club" is somehow a perverse privilege. Simmons wills us to acknowledge the extraordinary lives, not the sensational deaths, of the musicians and artists who left an indelible mark on the world.
Conceived as a companion to 1000 Football Shirts, which Universe published with great success in 2014, this book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive illustrated guide to soccer covering the world's leading football clubs from England's Arsenal to Mexico's Zacatepec. It's the perfect gift for both new and experienced fans of the beautiful game. An in-depth guide to the best and most important football clubs from around the world featuring over 1,000 illustrations and representing over 1,000 teams from 100 countries.
The Insiders' Guides series has an all-new look and feel for 2000! The terrific content that the series is known for -- the best hotels, restaurants, annual events, and attractions, parks and recreation chapters, and superb relocation information -- is showcased in the new, handy 6 x 9 trim size, bright, eye-catching cover with updated logo, and a streamlined, easy-to-use interior.Take a backstage tour of Music City U.S.A. with this updated, comprehensive guide to one of the South's most popular destinations. Discover grand old neighborhoods like Belle Meade, and tour the city's fantastic nightlife and country music scene. From Nashville staples like the Grand Ole Opry and Music Row to new attractions like the Tennessee Titans, this guide has everything you need to make the most of your vacation or relocation to the heart of Tennessee.
Comprehensive in scope and inviting in detail, "Hidden Tennessee" describes everything from the down-and-dirty blues on Memphis's Beale Street to the dark "hollows" of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Olmstead leads travelers to famous addresses like the Grand Ole Opry and on to local favorites like Eddie's Heart and Soul Cafe. Illustrations. 16 maps.
A guide to major U.S. businesses, organizations, agencies, institutions, and other information resources on the World Wide Web.
- Author : William Martin Leake
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1856
- Genre : Coins, Greek
- Pages : 719
- ISBN : UOM:39015025914865
- Author : Robert R. McCord
- Publisher : Random House Incorporated
- Release Date : 1996
- Genre : Sports & Recreation
- Pages : 829
- ISBN : PSU:000033575803
This information-packed guide is the ultimate resource for the traveling golfer, presenting a wealth of information--including names, addresses, phone/fax numbers, size of course, facilities, reservation policies, green and cart fees, and more--on 499 of the "best" golf courses in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
- Author : Viking Club, or Society for Northern Research
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1909
- Genre : Scandinavia
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : WISC:89099431751