John Feinstein, the Duke graduate who’s become America’s best-known author of books on sports, will appear at The Regulator Bookshop at 7 p.m. Friday to discuss his latest work: The Legends Club.
He also will be at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Thursday.
“The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry” comprises Feinstein’s studies and reflections on the life and work of the three most successful basketball coaches ever in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
As he had when he wrote “A Season on the Brink” about coach Bobby Knight’s Indiana basketball program, Feinstein has had intimate access for years with the coaches and teams at Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State. He has had multiple first-hand experiences with those three coaches’ recruiting wars, their intensely personal competition and the enormous pressure they faced on a regular basis.
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“The Legends Club” is Feinstein’s 35th book. Two of them – “A Season on The Brink” and “A Good Walk Spoiled” – rate as the two best-selling sports books of all time.