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Wooden

A Coach's Life
Davis, Seth (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A provocative assessment of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden by the best-selling author of When March Went Mad draws on hundreds of interviews from all periods of his career to offer insight into his driving ambition, divided relationships and hard-won lessons.
Authors: Davis, Seth
Title: Wooden
a coach's life
Publisher: New York :, Times Books, Henry Holt and Company,, 2014.
Edition: first edition.
Characteristics: xii, 591 pages ;,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Prologue: The den
Spring. Hugh ; The artesians ; Nell ; Piggy ; John Wooden, All-American ; An English teacher ; The Kautskys ; The hurryin' Sycamores ; Clarence
Summer. Unwelcome ; The nonconformist ; L.A. story ; Willie the whale ; The Dons ; Pete ; Walt ; "Don't be a Homer!" ; Gail ; Perfect
Autumn. J.D. ; Lewis ; Stallball ; Game of the century ; Kareem ; The last banquet ; The redhead ; Sam ; Streaking ; Intolerable ; Farewell
Winter. Clean Gene ; The shadow ; The hardest loss ; Andy ; Yonder
Epilogue: The poet
John Wooden's coaching record, 1946-1975.
Summary: A provocative assessment of legendary UCLA coach John Wooden by the best-selling author of When March Went Mad draws on hundreds of interviews from all periods of his career to offer insight into his driving ambition, divided relationships and hard-won lessons.
Local Note: 6 15 35 37 53 74 80 109 118 122 127 143 172 173 182 210 211 216 228 231 245 250 262
ISBN: 0805092803
9780805092806
Statement of Responsibility: Seth Davis
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-565) index.
Subject Headings: Basketball coaches United States Biography. Wooden, John, 1910-2010.
Topical Term: Basketball coaches
LCCN: 2013020209
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Jul 24, 2014
  • rakaki rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A contemporary biography which is very thorough and, I think, objective. A really good look at an iconic figure in American sports history.

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