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Blue Blood: Duke-Carolina: Inside the Most Storied Rivalry in College Hoops Paperback – October 31, 2006
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About the Author
Art Chansky is an author and sportswriter who has covered basketball on Tobacco Road for more than thirty years. By day, he is a sports marketing executive who developed an all-sports competition between Duke and Carolina called the Carlyle Cup. He has written The Dean's List: a Celebration of Tar Hell Basketball and Dean Smith and Dean's Domain: The Inside Story of Dean Smith and His College Basketball Empire on North Carolina basketball and coach Dean Smith. He lives with his family on the "Duke side" of Chapel Hill.
Top Customer Reviews
The narrative is compelling and memories flood back to mind as well as many new insights. Frank McGuire, Coach Smith and Coach K are are revealed, running the gamut from what made them great to their personality quirks and motivational techniques. I especially enjoyed the early times and the Art Heyman-Larry Brown history/rivalry-but anyone who began following this rivalry much more recently will have much to enjoy and learn.
At any rate, the book is vividly written, and there is a lot of action. Chansky writes so well that you can literally feel the tension between the two schools just by reading the book (amusingly, many of the players get along very well off the court).
I grew up as a Duke fan and attended college at UNC, now being a diehard Tarheel. It made me remember how I felt at different times when each team won their championships.
I do feel that you have to be a part of the rivalry to really get the most from the book, but regardless, it will be an interesting adventure for anyone who reads it. It's a five-star book all of the way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is an excellent read. I am a Carolina die hard. I would purchase from this vendor again.Published 9 months ago by Alphonzo Thomas
I haven't read the book but my husband is from Durham, NC and went to Chapel Hill. This is a gift for father's day for him. I know he will love it.Published on April 2, 2014 by Kathryn Smith
My so is a huge UNC Tarheel fan and enjoys the rivalry between UNC and Duke. The history and tradition are like no other in college basketball. He has read it 2-3 times.Published on February 23, 2014 by Stephen Coen
Great read. Good history of the Duke-Carolina rivalry with ample knowledge of Tobacco Road. I wished the author would have went into a little more detail about why Duke is hated... Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Daniel A. Stevenson
I am a Duke fan - the small venue, the fans, and its storied coach. Had to buy the book when I saw it. Liked it very much - though I could do with much less Carolina! Read morePublished on December 15, 2011 by MED
Great book so far; GO HEELS!
I'm reading about the invention of the Four Corners Offense. To my understanding, it was John McClendon who actually invented the offense. Read more
I am not one to enjoy reading at all but once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. It was well written and very interesting and thorough. Read morePublished on November 6, 2011 by juniy2k1
I bought this book as a gift - the book is perfect for the Duke-Carolina fan. It's a nice size and looks substantial...not like some cheap and flimsy books.Published on May 29, 2011 by Diva Status
Awesome insight into the history of the Carolina/Duke basketball rivalry. Great for someone who has been a fan for a long time, or is just getting interested in the rivalry.Published on May 3, 2009 by Casey