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by John Feinstein
Author: John Feinstein
Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (November 1, 2001)
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John Feinstein is the author of several bestsellers, including books on golf (The Majors, A. .
John Feinstein is the author of several bestsellers, including books on golf (The Majors, A Good Walk Spoiled), basketball (A March to Madness, A Season on the Brink), and other sports. These men, now in their mid- and late-30’s, were featured in John Feinstein’s 2001 book, The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball
In The Last Amateurs, he mines the 1999-2000 season of Patriot League basketball
In The Last Amateurs, he mines the 1999-2000 season of Patriot League basketball. Given the high-stakes, high-profile, and often dirty world of college hoops these days, Feinstein comes up with a remarkably refreshing place to visit, a sporting environment short on scandals, prima donnas, and sneaker contracts, but long on a pure passion for the game that complements achievement in the classroom.
Especially after this book, The Last Amateurs. I recommend this book to any fan of college basketball, sports or just John Feinstein. The Last Amateurs is about a year in the life of the Patriot League for college basketball. The seven teams profiled during the 1999-2000 season include Layfayette, Army, Navy, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Colgate and Bucknell. Feinstein, much like other great college basketball books like A Season on the Brink, A Season Inside, Las Once again, John Feinstein turns in a great read. I hope he continues to write books, especially on college basketball, for years to come. Oct 27, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing.
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Like millions who love college basketball, John Feinstein was first drawn to the game because of its intensity, speed and . The young men on these teams are playing for the love of the sport, of competition and of their schools.
Like millions who love college basketball, John Feinstein was first drawn to the game because of its intensity, speed and intelligence. John Feinstein spent a season with these players, uncovering the drama of their daily lives and the passions that drive them to commit hundreds of hours to basketball even when there is no chance of a professional future. He offers a look at American sport at its purest.
The Last Amateurs' is Feinstein's best work. At the time the schools did not offer athletic scholarships. The players played because they wanted to keep playing competitive hoops and they were all required to be real students. These games are played in small arenas far way from the glare of the big time spotlight
The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball
The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball. The Majors: In Pursuit of Golf’s Holy Grail. Mickle was bringing Foster and Armstrong in a day early to do some media interviews and I tagged along because it was an excuse to go home for a couple of days.
John Feinstein transports us to a world where in which Division I college basketball players care more about their . Feinstein has a gift for finding the numerous stories inside the story - and The Last Amateurs is no exception.
John Feinstein transports us to a world where in which Division I college basketball players care more about their grade point averages than points per game and are more likely to discuss the latest public utterances of Dick Cheney than Dick Vitale. It is a place where the players are all smarter than the vast majority of college students but must still work hard at thier studies- regardless of their on-court skills.
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John Feinstein is the author of several books that detail events and personalities in sports, including his most recent "The Last Amateurs: Play for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball. Other books include "Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers," "Civil War, Army vs. Navy: A Year Inside College Football's Purest Rivalry," "The First Coming: Tiger Woods: Master or Martyr" and "The Majors: In Pursuit of Golf's Holy Grail. Feinstein writes regularly for Inside Sports, Golf Magazine, Tennis.