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Feinstein, John

Overview
Works: 169 works in 780 publications in 1 language and 52,081 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Biographies  History  Young adult works  Anecdotes  Basketball stories  Sports stories  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PZ7.F3343, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Feinstein
Last shot : a Final Four mystery by John Feinstein( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game
Change-up : mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While covering baseball's World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Boston Red Sox, teenage sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carol investigate a rookie pitcher whose evasive answers during an interview reveal more than a few contradictions in his life story
Cover-up by John Feinstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fledgling fourteen-year-old sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie investigate suspicious activities at the Super Bowl after Stevie gets fired from his co-anchor job on a ground-breaking teen sports show
Vanishing act by John Feinstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighth-grade sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie reunite at the U.S. Open tennis championships where they investigate the mysterious disappearance of a top Russian player
A good walk spoiled : days and nights on the PGA tour by John Feinstein( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the struggles and triumphs of the world's greatest golfers over the course of a year on the PGA tour
A season on the brink : a year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers by John Feinstein( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the 1985-86 season following the Indiana Hoosiers and their coach Bob Knight through practice sessions, strategy sessions, private talks between Knight and his players, and mid-game huddles on the sidelines
Last dance : behind the scenes at the Final Four by John Feinstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive look at the coaches, players, and people behind the scenes of the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament. Focuses on the teams participating in the 2005 Final Four: the Michigan State Spartans, the University of Louisville Cardinals, the University of Illinois Fighting Illini, and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels
The majors : in pursuit of golf's Holy Grail by John Feinstein( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Feinstein accompanies a dozen top golfers as they play [the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship], revealing what it is that makes them so demanding -- and what it takes to win such exalted prizes. He takes us onto the courses and into the back rooms to show us how decisions are made on what players will be paired together and where the holes will be placed on different days ... Most of all, The Majors shows us the greatest golfers of our time under the greatest pressure they ever experience."--Jacket
The legends club : Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an epic college basketball rivalry by John Feinstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Duke's new man was Mike Krzyzewski. The only problem was, no one knew who Krzyzewski was, he had a so-so record in his short time as head coach of Army, and worst of all, no one could even pronounce his name. The announcement caused head scratches -- if not immediate calls for his head -- and on this note his career at Duke began. The table was set nine days later, when on March 27, 1980, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but with the exuberant Valvano on board, two new coaches were now in place to challenge Dean Smith -- and the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. The Legends Club captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball allegiance in a hot-bed area
Where nobody knows your name : life in the minor leagues of baseball by John Feinstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine minor league baseball players, three pitchers, three position players, two managers, and an umpire share their stories of being in limbo, in a league where at any moment they could be called up-- or back-- to the majors
Open : inside the ropes at Bethpage Black by John Feinstein( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's sportswriter, John Feinstein, goes behind the scenes of golf's most famed event, the U.S. Open. June 2002 was the first time the Open was held at a public course. Golf's biggest names tell why it meant so much to so many
Caddy for life : the Bruce Edwards story by John Feinstein( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an inspirational portrait of legendary golf caddy Bruce Edwards, who has been a caddy for Tom Watson since 1973, as he continues the job he loves despite the growing physical limitations of Lou Gehrig's disease
Foul trouble by John Feinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"College recruiters are clambering to sign up Terrell Jamerson, the #1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters, and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game"--
The punch : one night, two lives, and the fight that changed basketball forever by John Feinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feinstein traces the impact of a 1977 fight between Kermit Washington of the Lakers and Rudy Tomjanovich of the Rockets that left Tomjanovich in the hospital and Washington with a two-month suspension
The last amateurs : playing for glory and honor in Division I college basketball by John Feinstein( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Patriot League, which includes Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Bucknell, Army and Navy, the author finds college basketball is still played with passion and integrity
Tales from Q school : inside golf's fifth major by John Feinstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the 2005 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament shares the stories of the players who competed for thirty coveted Q School positions, offering insight into their successes and failures as well as the event's grueling initial stages and finals
The rivalry : mystery at the Army-Navy game by John Feinstein( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighth-grade sportswriters Stevie and Susan Carol team up to solve a mystery at the famous Army-Navy football game
Rush for the gold : mystery at the Olympics by John Feinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two teenaged aspiring journalists who are dating solve a mystery at the 2012 Olympic Games, while one simultaneously competes for a gold medal in swimming
The walk on by John Feinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After moving to a new town his freshman year in high school, Alex Myers is happy to win a spot on the varsity team as a quarterback but must deal with idea of not playing for two years since the first-string quarterback is not only a local hero, he is also son of the corrupt head coach
Quarterback : inside the most important position in the National Football League by John Feinstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the NFL--America's most popular sports league--quarterbacks are kings. The right QB becomes the face of a franchise and marches his team--and millions of fans--on a glorious winning odyssey that can last for a decade or longer. The wrong QB leads his team to losses, infighting, second-guessing, and fan misery. Quarterbacks are drafted straight out of college with indescribable expectations and tantalizing dreams of stardom resting on their shoulders from Day One. They play in front of 75,000 fans, with millions more watching at home. The intense media glare follows their every move. Many QBs wash out of the league ... and a few become legends. John Feinstein takes us inside that rarified world with five men who have achieved the highest levels in the NFL. Andrew Luck and Alex Smith--both #1 overall selections in their respective drafts; Joe Flacco--Super Bowl MVP; Doug Williams--the first African American quarterback to win the biggest game in sports and to be named Super Bowl MVP; and Ryan Fitzpatrick--experienced veteran and starting quarterback of seven NFL teams ... among them, they have lived every aspect of playing the position. Feinstein describes the pressures, politics, business, and physical toll. He maps out a QB's journey, from incredible athleticism and college stardom to the NFL draft, from taking command of the huddle to marching a team down the field with a nation of fans cheering. With the cooperation of these five quarterbacks and dozens of other players, coaches, and GMs, Feinstein assembles an unprecedented glimpse into the routine of a star quarterback--in the locker room and in the huddle--and outlines what happens on the field in the heat of battle, whether leading to spectacular moments or embarrassing defeats ... as well as the demands of the press conferences afterward. Feinstein also explores the controversies of a powerful league embroiled in questions of player health, substance abuse, racism, TV revenue, corporate greed, draft decisions, free-agency strategies, and management decisions that are sometimes brilliant and sometimes questionable. In the end, [this book] is John Feinstein's most fascinating--and insightful--book yet."--Jacket
 
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Last shot : a Final Four mystery
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Change-up : mystery at the World SeriesCover-upVanishing actA good walk spoiled : days and nights on the PGA tourA season on the brink : a year with Bob Knight and the Indiana HoosiersLast dance : behind the scenes at the Final FourThe majors : in pursuit of golf's Holy GrailOpen : inside the ropes at Bethpage Black
Alternative Names
John Feinstein American sportswriter and commentator

John Feinstein Amerikaans sportcommentator

جون فاينستاين

파인스타인, 존 1956-

ジョン・ファインスタイン

ファインスタイン, ジョン

フェインスタイン, ジョン

フェインステイン, ジョン

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English (241)