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A Sense of Where You Are: Bill Bradley at Princeton

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When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhees first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradleys magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himselfhis self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility. Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senatea story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics.

John McPhee is the author of more than 25 books, including Annals of the Former World, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction in 1999. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1965 and lives in Princeton, New Jersey. McPhee's Encounters with the Archdruid and The Curve of Binding Energy were both nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science.

When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhees first book, is a profile of Bradley in the days when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is also a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradleys magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himselfhis self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility.

Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senatea story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics.

"After watching Bradley play several times, even when he was eighteen, it seemed to me that I had been watching all the possibilities of the game that I had ever imagined, and then some. His play was integral. There was nothing missing. He not only worked hard on defense, for example, he worked hard on defense when the other team was hopelessly beaten. He did all kinds of things he didn't have to do simply because those were the dimensions of the game."from A Sense of Where You Are

"Immensely well-written, inspiring without being preachy, and contains as well the clearest analyses of Bradleys moves, fakes, and shots that have appeared in print."Rex Lardner, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhees first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradleys magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himself—his self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility. Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate—a story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics.
 
 

About the Author

John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. The same year he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with FSG, and soon followed with The Headmaster (1966), Oranges (1967), The Pine Barrens (1968), A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles (collection, 1969), The Crofter and the Laird (1969), Levels of the Game (1970), Encounters with the Archdruid (1972), The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed (1973), The Curve of Binding Energy (1974), Pieces of the Frame (collection, 1975), and The Survival of the Bark Canoe (1975). Both Encounters with the Archdruid and The Curve of Binding Energy were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374526894
Subtitle:
Bill Bradley at Princeton
Author:
McPhee, John
Author:
McPhee, John
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Basketball players -- United States.
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3rd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
#105
Publication Date:
19990630
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.51 x 0.65 in

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