Blue Blood: Duke-Carolina: Inside the Most Storied Rivalry in College Hoops
NEW MATERIAL FROM THE 2005-2006 SEASON
"It's not about me versus Dean, or me against Roy or Dean against Vic Bubas. Duke and Carolina will be here forever."
For fifty years the rivalry between Duke and Carolina has featured famous brawls, endless controversy, long-nurtured hatred---and some of the best basketball ever played in the history of the sport. For Duke and UNC players and fans, the competition is not about winning a prize, trophy or title---it's about bragging rights and raw pride.
"You can see the beads of sweat on coaches' and players' faces as the tale by this former sports editor for the Durham Morning Herald unfolds."
"A book on this rivalry was long overdue, and Chansky does it justice. This is sure to become a staple of every Tar Heel or Blue Devil fan's library."
"A holy text for both sides of the rivalry. . . . This book is a coffee table necessity for anyone that claims to have a background in college basketball . . . you need to read this book cover to cover as many times as possible until you can recite from it."---The East Carolinian
"I'm biased, but I think this is the greatest rivalry, not just in college basketball, but in all of sports."
"Art Chansky has more than learned what Duke-Carolina is all about; he's lived it for more than thirty years. His columns, commentaries, and characterizations have long been on the money, and Blue Blood puts them all together in an anticipated and entertaining work that reads more like a novel. But truth is stranger than fiction, and Chansky tells it just like it is."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - IslandDave - LibraryThing
As a Duke fan myself, there was no doubt reading this book where the author's loyalties belong. A UNC guy, Chansky nonetheless presents as balanced a history of the rivalry between Duke and UNC men's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gregfielder - LibraryThing
I would have given this higher (4.5 stars), but Chansky shows an obvious UNC bias in many places in the book (he is a UNC alum.) Read full review