Book Reviews

Boks that have been sent to us for our perusal, dissected and devoured.

When High School Football Meets Psychopathy

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We review the new crime novel by Michael Koryta.

Moskowitz and Wertheim's Scorecasting

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There's a good example of how big the book Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt simply in the location where I picked it up: late one sleepless night in a Mumbai apartment I was...

Rafe Bartholomew's Pacific Rims

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One of the downsides of blogging all official-like for SB Nation is that I get quite a few press releases e-mailed to me. PR-types just love to send anything tangentially sports-related to me and...

Seth Davis's When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball

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Way back in February, a publicity group offered to send me a copy of the paperback edition of Seth Davis's book on Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and the 1979 NCAA championship game. I jumped at the...

Roy Williams' Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court

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A little while before last week's release date, I got an e-mail from Algonquin Books asking if I'd like to review Roy Williams' biography. I said sure, and soon enough I was taking a copy out of my...

Book Review: Light Blue Reign

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Review of Light Blue Reign: How a City Slicker, A Quiet Kansan and A Mountain Man Built College Basketball's Longest-Lasting Dynasty. Art Chansky. Foreword by Dean Smith. St. Martin's Press. 342...

A Review of Sports Illustrated: The College Football Book

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Sports Illustrated has had a tough time of things in the last twenty or so years. The sharp cost increases and dwindling profits of the magazine business, the rise of the internet, ESPN's...

Tar Heel Tip-Off: A Review

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When I got an e-mail a couple of weeks ago from a publisher offerring to send me a review copy of Tar Heel Tip-Off, I almost turned it down. Which is odd, because I'm generally fond of free things...

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