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Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era Hardcover – October 9, 2012
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I had almost forgot about it but then my boyfriend really messed up his ankle playing basketball and was at home resting for a couple days. He kept complaining that he was bored, so I was thinking "ok, maybe if I get him this book he will shut up.. or I mean, find some other way to occupy himself" : ) I liked that the book was big, so he wouldn't finish it fast. When I gave it to him he was all, "Cool, UConn eh?" I told him how I heard about it and to let me know if he likes it.
After like a day he was on page 145. He said "this book is pretty good! I didn't know UConn used to suck!"
So now, he's almost done and has been telling his friends about it, he said he was going to let one of them read it next, but the way he was talking about it made it seem like it was something I might enjoy too. I flipped through a couple pages when he set it down, and thought the author did a good job of mixing in humor with actual basketball facts, plus my boyfriend said he did a lot of interviews with the players and they had a lot of stories. A LOT.
So anyway, this book is good for occasional do-nothing/injured boyfriends and anyone that just wants a good, revealing book to read about a team that has been pretty popular for our generation (1980+ babies).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had the privilege of working with Pete over the summer and, after talking UConn basketball for hours, I had to read his book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Daniel Edgren
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. Read morePublished on May 5, 2014 by gavin sheridan
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!Published on April 30, 2014 by sylverroses
AS A PROUD UCONN GRAD IT IS A PLEASURE TO RELIVE ALL THE GREAT MONENTS THAT JIM CALHOUN HAS DELIVERED TO THE UNIVERSITYPublished on June 1, 2013 by SE7EN
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. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by uconn.alum
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... Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by Sean Gorman
Burns has written a detailed account of one of the greatest college sports programs. His interviews with past players and coaches gives the reader an understanding of coach... Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by Uconn Fan For Life
This book is a great read for sports fans, but a MUST read for UCONN basketball fans! As a 1989 UCONN graduate myself, this book helped me truly recall the Calhoun era from its... Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by patsfan2007
I am still halfway through the book but Amazon wants a review, so here I am... I am a lifelong UConn fan, but I was born in the early 80s so the early Calhoun days are a foggy... Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by Wes Mohn