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A Sense of Where You Are by John McPhee
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Apr 23, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: creative-nonfiction, sports-writing

Sure did like this book about Bill Bradley who played at Princeton while I was growing up there. I never saw him play, and I didn't even read this til much later, but it's an outstanding profile of a young basketball player at the start of his career by a young writer also starting off his writing career. Through detailed description, McPhee captures not just the training and techniques that made Bradley such an extraordinary athlete, but also the self-discipline and strong sense of where he was that made him such a charismatic figure. Although he did end up running for US President, Bradley never really lived up to all the predictions that he would somehow become the next great statesman after Harry Truman from Missouri.
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