"From humble beginnings, Oregon's ‘Tall Firs’ became the
best basketball team in the country,
helping to break the
New York monopoly on an increasingly national game,
and the NCAA tournament became an unstoppable
financial juggernaut. Once again,
Terry Frei has vividly
captured a pivotal moment in history, for the world of
college basketball and for a
world about to go to war.
The exploits on the court are enthralling not only for
their drama, but held up for
comparison against what
the tournament has become today—as well as the danger
lurking only a few years away."
-- Luke DeCock, sports columnist, Raleigh News & Observer