UPDATED: 11:30 a.m. FRIDAY
(Above: From the website: johnwoodenbook.com)
What made it into this week’s version of the media column:
You’re not seeing things: Books written about John Wooden continue to appear on store shelves as much today as when he was alive and coaching UCLA to national basketball championships. The difference is there’s an anniversary to acknowledge — it’s been 50 years since his first title, the 1963-64 team that went 30-0.
Brace yourself for the wizardry of more words to be written about Wooden.
The ones we spotlighted:
== “The Sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball,” by John Matthew Smith (University of Illinois Press, $24.95, 344 pages)
== “Wooden: A Coach’s Life,” by Seth Davis (Holt, Henry & Company, Inc., $35, 608 pages)
== “Anatomy of a Champion / An American Dynasty Wooden’s Way,” By Andre McCarter, currently discussed on a kickerstarter.com webpage.
What didn’t make it into the column:
== This process made us more curious about finding the ultimate list of books written by or about John Wooden.
Here’s a list we’ve compiled (with links): Continue reading “Weekly media column version 11.01.13 — A read on the new Wooden-related books, plus some Erin Andrews World Series backlash? (Who saw that coming?)” »