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John Feinstein


John Feinstein

John Feinstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the classic sports books A SEASON ON THE BRINK and A GOOD WALK SPOILED, along with many other bestsellers, including THE LEGENDS CLUB and WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME. He currently writes for The Washington Post and Golf Digest, and is a regular contributor to the Golf Channel, Comcast Sports Regional Networks, and he hosts a college basketball show and a golf show on SiriusXM Radio.

John Feinstein

Books by John Feinstein

by John Feinstein - History, Nonfiction, Sports

Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, and tensions were running high for the showdown that took place in October 2016 in Hazeltine, Minnesota, just days after American legend Arnold Palmer had died. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup's long history. Award-winning author John Feinstein takes readers behind the scenes, providing an inside view of the dramatic stories as they unfolded.

by John Feinstein - Nonfiction, Sports

On March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball program announced the hiring of its new coach --- the man who would resurrect the team, restore glory to Duke and defeat the legendary Dean Smith, who coached down the road at UNC Chapel Hill and had turned UNC into a powerhouse. The table was set nine days later, when on March 27, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. In the skillful hands of John Feinstein, this extraordinary rivalry --- and the men behind it --- come to life in a unique, intimate way.

by John Feinstein - Nonfiction, Sports

WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME takes readers inside the gritty, no-frills, high-stakes world of Triple-A baseball, which serves simultaneously as a launching pad for superstar careers and as a crash-landing pad for stars who have fallen. Introducing us to eight men --- two pitchers, three position players, two managers, and one umpire --- John Feinstein tells the riveting stories of those who are on the cusp of greatness.

by John Feinstein - Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 12+

Terrell Jamerson is the #1 high school basketball player in the country, and everyone says he could play in the NBA tomorrow. He's living the dream, right? Danny Wilcox would tell you a different story. Danny is Terrell's best friend and teammate, and a top prospect himself. But he sees that not all of the people buzzing around Terrell have his best interests at heart. It's a dirty game, but Terrell will have to learn to play if he wants his chance at a slam dunk.

by John Feinstein - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 10+

Susan Carol isn’t a reporter--- she’s an Olympian, competing as a swimmer at her first Olympic games.  With all the agents, sponsors, and media wanting to get up close and personal with Susan, Stevie Thomas is worried about how far they might go to ensure that America’s Olympic darling wins the gold.

text by John Feinstein, photographs by Walter Iooss - Biography, Nonfiction

Over a more-than-50-year career, Palmer amassed a truly impressive record --- 92 worldwide titles, four Masters championships, a U.S. Open crown, and back-to-back British Open victories. A moving essay by Feinstein, coupled with Iooss’s stunning images and a small, giftable trim size, makes this portable companion the perfect gift for any golf fan.

by John Feinstein - Nonfiction, Sports

John Feinstein goes behind the scenes of his reporting from The Final Four, Wimbledon, The US Open, the Army/Navy game, the Olympics, and more, opening up sports' most private, closed-door places and sharing exclusive stories from the reporting of his previous books.