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A Sense of Where You Are: Bill Bradley at Princeton

A Sense of Where You Are: Bill Bradley at Princeton

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20 JUL 2022

Noah Brier

The Shape of Stories Edition

A book-length profile of Bill Bradley's time at Princeton, detailing his basketball career and academic achievements.

The first book from the legendary New Yorker writer John McPhee, tells about Bill Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. In A Sense of Where You Are,McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradley's magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himself―his self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility. . Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate―a story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics.

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