A Coach's Life

Davis, Seth

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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.

Publisher: New York :, Times Books, Henry Holt and Company,, 2014.
Edition: first edition.
ISBN: 0805092803
Characteristics: xii, 591 pages ;,illustrations ;,24 cm


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Mar 05, 2015
  • garthburlingham rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a compelling read. If you like college basketball, especially compelling.
I could not give it a 5/5 because the structure is slightly "chronologically constrained" and it too heavy on the pure reporting. There was not quite enough depth analysis of this great man's psyche and his realationships with his father and wife (both crucial influences) to sate the appetite. There is still room for a more in-depth biography of this great coach.


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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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