One on One

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-12-04
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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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 Postjournalist, 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.

Author Biography

John Feinstein is the author of many bestselling books on sports. He writes for the Washington Post,, Golf Digest, and Golf World, and is a regular contributor to the Golf Channel. He lives in Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
How It Beganp. 7
No, No, No, No…and Nop. 33
Next Stop, Bloomingtonp. 58
Back Home Again… Sort Ofp. 73
The Honeymoonp. 89
Moving On… and Not Moving Onp. 118
Book Twop. 136
Starting All Overp. 151
V. and Other Charactersp. 179
Junior and Friendsp. 211
Hard Times and Hard Courtsp. 225
Around the World and Beyondp. 247
Dream Seasonp. 263
Mark Twain Was Wrongp. 298
A Good Walk Not Spoiledp. 310
Tigerp. 329
More Walksp. 346
Special Kids and Brick Wallsp. 358
Really Special Kidsp. 373
"Can't You Just Write a Magazine Story?"p. 390
Back to the Futurep. 418
Tennis, We Hardly Knew Yap. 434
The Existentialist and the Buddhistp. 454
Hoopstersp. 466
The Indiana Boysp. 481
Epilogue: The Best and the Brightestp. 503
Acknowledgmentsp. 517
Indexp. 521
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