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Hardcover Creaked Sidewalks and French Pastry: The Wa and Wisdom Et Book

ISBN: 0299183106

ISBN13: 9780299183103

Creaked Sidewalks and French Pastry: The Wa and Wisdom Et

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Al McGuire was the Mark Twain of college basketball. Never was there a figure in the game so quoted and so quotable, on sports and on the human condition. This book collects more than a hundred of McGuire's most colorful quotations, plus photographs from his life and career, in a tribute that is funny, poignant, and brimming with his streetwise sagacity.
McGuire, a brash and fiery New Yorker who grew up working in his parents' saloon, played...

Customer Reviews

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Al McGuire has been truly captured through this book. The photos and quotes truly capture the man, the charachter, and the coach that was AL. Anyone who grew up around the legend, understood what he meant to the game, but I don't believe anyone has a true grasp until they have turned the pages of this book.

Great Gift

I don't know basketball, and I'm sure that my elevator doesn't go to the top, but I know a wonderful remembrance when I see one. Kertscher illustrates the humanity of McGuire - humorous and touching. The phrases from the glossary have become a shared language between myself and my son.

Fun to read!

Growing up in Harvard, IL, I tended to gravitate toward Wisconsin sports. However, I still did not recognize the name Al McGuire. Despite that, I found the book to be wonderful! It made me feel as if I did knew him. Tom Kertscher did a wonderful job of presenting the many quotes and photos, memorializing a man who obviously contributed so much to sports!

This is the real Al McGuire

Most people may know Al McGuire as one of television's most colorful broadcasters, but the real Al McGuire can be found in his insights into coaching, recruiting and life. Even after his death, McGuire remains a towering figure in sports and one of the most intriguing coaches in college basketball history. This book delves deeply into McGuire in the most telling way possible - his own words.
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