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On the Move: A Life On the Move: A Life
Oliver Sacks
Author of, among many others, Awakenings (the basis for the 1990 Robin Williams-Robert Deniro film) and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks has made the mystery of the mind- the simply fascinating nuance of the neurological condition and the stunning uniqueness of the consequent human response- a topic of his study and literary brilliance for decades. Recently diagnosed with terminal cancer- and having announced it in February in The New York Times- Sacks now gives us On the Move, a record of his own passions and influences, and the meandering path that led him to the here and now.
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Fortune's Fool Fortune's Fool
Terry Alford
A brilliant and successful actor consumed by the Confederate cause. On the night of April 14, 1865, John Wikes Booth altered the trajectory of the United States of America in unknowable but undoubtedly profound ways. Much has been written about the man and his infamous deed, but this scholarly, meticulous biography provides an insight into the enigmatic assassin that sheds new light on this watershed moment in our history.
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NC State Basketball: 100 Years of Innovation NC State Basketball: 100 Years of Innovation

By Tim Peeler & Roger Winstead

In this fascinating official history of the first 100 years of the North Carolina State University men's basketball program, Tim Peeler and Roger Winstead recount the traditions and innovations that have shaped Wolfpack basketball as well as the history and customs of college basketball itself.

In a nation once dominated by football and baseball, visionary coaches from NC State--Gus Tebell, Everett Case, Norm Sloan, and Jim Valvano--helped push basketball to the forefront of the national imagination, igniting a passion and excitement for the game that made the Atlantic Coast Conference the center of the college sports universe. This book, with 230 captivating photographs, showcases the many college basketball traditions made famous at NC State, including cutting down the nets, spotlighting players during introductions, and even the alley oop. All the legendary players and unique personalities that have passed through the doors of Thompson Gymnasium, Reynolds Coliseum, and the RBC Center are here, from Ronnie Shavlik and David Thompson to Sidney Lowe and Julius Hodge.

With two national championships, 17 conference championships, and countless memorable moments, NC State Basketball remains one of college basketball's proudest programs. Wolfpack fans and college basketball lovers alike will find much to celebrate in this enthralling history.


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When March Went Mad: A Celebration of NC State's 1982-83 National Championship When March Went Mad: A Celebration of NC State's 1982-83 National Championship

By Tim Peeler

Check out the NC State Bulletin interview with the author.

The scene that unfolded on April 4, 1983, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is forever etched in the minds of college basketball fans. With the NCAA Championship game between Houston and NC State tied at 52 against heavily favored Houston, Wolfpack senior guard Dereck Whittenburg launched a 28-foot airball. Sophomore forward Lorenzo Charles grabbed it and stuffed it home for a game-winning dunk, sending Wolfpack coach Jim Valvano on a manic search for someone to hug.

The bedlam that ensued capped one of the most enduring Cinderella stories in the history of modern sports - on the scale of the 1969 New York Mets, the 1971 New York Jets and the 1980 U.S. hockey team - as the Cardiac Pack slew the Phi Slama Jama giant and gave hope to every underdog that ever heard its named called on Selection Sunday.

Valvano used a comic's flair to tell stories about this team until his premature death of cancer ten years later. Rarely, however, did the players tell their side of what happened during their magical and manic march twenty-five years ago.

In When March Went Mad, award-winning author Tim Peeler tracks down every member of that miraculous team, which won seven of its nine post-season games on last-second plays or in overtime. He retells the familiar story through their experiences, with all-new insight, previously untold anecdotes and warm memories of their coach, their teammates and the events that surrounded

You'll learn:

  • What really happened the night Charles took a couple of pizzas from a Dominos delivery man the summer before the championship season began.
  • Why Valvano had one of his assistant coaches in a chokehold on the sidelines at the end of a nationally televised game against West Virginia at the Meadowlands.
  • About undersized guard Terry Gannon's connection to another inspirational figure in college athletics.
  • How Thurl Bailey's mom almost derailed the championship run before it ever started, by threatening to pull her son off the court in the ACC Tournament.
  • Why Pepperdine's Dane Suttle missed two free throws in the double-overtime NCAA opener, allowing the Wolfpack to come back from a five-point deficit in the final twenty-four seconds of the first overtime.
  • Why many of Houston's cheerleaders were secretly pulling for the Wolfpack to win in the title game.
  • What it means for Sidney Lowe, the heady point guard on that team, to follow in Valvano's footsteps as NC State's head basketball coach.
  • And, ultimately, what happened to the rest of the "Cardiac Pack," the team that inspired millions to believe in impossible dreams.

As college basketball commentator Dick Vitale says in the foreword, "It truly is one of the most unbelievable stories in the history of college basketball ... perhaps the seminal moment of what we now call 'March Madness.'"


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