First published in 1965, A Sense of Where You Are is the literary equivalent of a harmonic convergence, a remarkable confluence of two talents--John McPhee and Bill Bradley--at the beginning of what would prove to be long and distinguished careers. While McPhee would blossom into one of the best nonfiction writers of the last 35 years, Bradley segued from an all-American basketball player at Princeton, to Rhodes Scholar, to NBA star, to three terms in the U.S. Senate. McPhee noticed greatness in Bradley from the start; the book is an extension of a lengthy magazine profile McPhee wrote early in Bradley's senior year; the title comes from Bradley always knowing his position in relation to the basket. What's so noteworthy about the book is the greatness it promised--both for writer and for subject, a greatness both have delivered through the years again and again. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Immensely well-written, inspiring without being preachy, and contains as well the clearest analyses of Bradley's moves, fakes, and shots that have appeared in print. (Rex Lardner, The New York Times Book Review)See all Editorial Reviews
This is a hagiography. The only criticism of Bill Bradley you will find in the entire book is that his dorm room was messy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A quirky from the Burque
Loved this book. Sadly it depicts a true student athlete that is all but extinct. One who excels in both the class room and in pro sports. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike Williamson
This is written as a biography, and it is a very good biography. It is also one of the best basketball books ever written, by an excellent author who does not write about sports at... Read morePublished 4 months ago by William B. Fokes
It would take a Full House to beat this pair of Aces.
An all-time great writer does justice to the story of one of basketball's all-time greatest players. Read more
This is written in a style that would appeal to grade school kids. It is simplistic and treats the subject with an undeserved awe. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Thomas McCann
I think Mr. McPhee has done a wonderful job of capturing the character of Bill Bradley. As always, it's the little, intriguing details he provides that make the story so... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Geekless in NC