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Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era Hardcover – October 9, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Northeastern (October 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555537774
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555537777
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

PETER F. BURNS, JR., was born and raised in Connecticut and educated at UConn. In 2002 the University of Connecticut Alumni Association named him as its outstanding young alumnus of the year. He is a professor of political science at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Brings back great memories.
Sassy
This book is a great read for sports fans, but a MUST read for UCONN basketball fans!
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He said "this book is pretty good! I didn't know UConn used to suck!"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sassy on October 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Great history of UConn basketball and Big East basketball. A must for any UConn fan! Brings back great memories. Provides in depth look at program history and the Uconn basketball family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kate O'keefe on October 12, 2012
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This is the consummate history of UConn under Calhoun. UConn basketball is Connecticut and Burns gives the best insiders view a fan could hope for. It was great to relive the highs and lows shot by shot and game by game through the players themselves. As a UConn grad himself Burns does his school and his state proud with this thoughtful and well written book. To anyone who has been along for the ride since the first NIT win or the first NCAA title this book is for you. Go back and enjoy U-C-O-N-N UConn UConn UConn.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PDiddy on October 5, 2012
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This book made me re-live many great, some not so great, memories during the Calhoun era. Found myself remembering where I was for various big moments - Tate's shot, 1st time beating Duke, the huge comeback win @ Pitt, and the championships. Book gives good behind the scene looks at various aspects of the program. Loved the decription of the 1st official practice of the Calhoun era.
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Being lucky enough to experience all three of the UConn championships, I was always hoping that someone would go back and do something like a Calhoun biography. Shock The World is even better than that. It's a biography on every single thing that happened once Jim took over the program. In this book I feel like I experienced every game all over again. It's very detailed and right to the point. It couldn't be better. I read it over and over and over.
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I downloaded this book while waiting for a plane, two days after Ollie's Huskies won #4. It was a great read. I've recommended it to strangers!
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AS A PROUD UCONN GRAD IT IS A PLEASURE TO RELIVE ALL THE GREAT MONENTS THAT JIM CALHOUN HAS DELIVERED TO THE UNIVERSITY
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By uconn.alum on March 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I loved attending games while I went to UConn, but I will be honest and say that I didn't know much about the previous years. I was a little afraid this book might be a little dull and full of just tons of basketball facts, but it was not like that at all. This was an excellent read and the author mixed in some great humor as well. I think all UConn fans should read this book!
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Format: Kindle Edition
The author gives the reader insight into the UCONN program through the eyes of its players. Burns gives the reader a good view of Calhoun, who ran tough practices even after awful performances by the team. The first practice story with no basketballs and garbage cans throughout the gym told Calhoun' s players and the readers of thus book that he was going to change things at UCONN. This is a must read for all UCONN fans.
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