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Life On The Run

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Almost two decades after its original publication and more than fifteen years after its author retired from the New York Knicks to become a United States senator, Bill Bradley's account of twenty days in a pro basketball season remains a classic in the literature of sports, unparalleled in its candor and intelligence.

Bradley takes readers from the court to the locker room, from the seamless teamwork of a winning game to the loneliness of a motel in a strange city. We see ...

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Overview

Almost two decades after its original publication and more than fifteen years after its author retired from the New York Knicks to become a United States senator, Bill Bradley's account of twenty days in a pro basketball season remains a classic in the literature of sports, unparalleled in its candor and intelligence.

Bradley takes readers from the court to the locker room, from the seamless teamwork of a winning game to the loneliness of a motel in a strange city. We see Bradley and his fellow Knicks as they withstand the abuse of the press and the smothering adoration of their fans, along with the shameless appeals of those who want to parlay their celebrity into a fast buck. We watch in horror as Earl Monroe is beaten outside Madison Square Garden barely an hour after twenty thousand people cheered him. And we come to understand the euphoria and exhaustion, the icy concentration and intense pressure, that are felt only by those who play basketball for keeps.

Almost two decades after its original publication and more than 15 years after its author retired from the New York Knicks to become a U.S. Senator, Bradley's account of 20 days in a pro basketball season remains a classic in sports literature. Readers are taken from the teamwork of a winning game to the loneliness of a hotel room in a strange city. With a new introduction by the author.

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Sporting News
"A remarkable book written by a remarkable man."
Wall Street Journal
"A thinking man's guide to basketball [with] fascinating insights into the author himself."
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"A remarkable , searching, smart book...absorbing, thoughtful."—Newsweek "A thinking man's guide to basketball [with] fascinating insights into the author himself."—Wall Street Journal "A remarkable book written by a remarkable man."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679762089
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 948,887
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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