Out of print for more than 30 years, now available for the first time as an eBook, this is the controversial story of John Wooden's first 25 years and first 8 NCAA Championships as UCLA Head Basketball Coach. This is the only book that gives a true picture of the character of John Wooden and the influence of his assistant, Jerry Norman, whose contributions Wooden  ignored and tried to bury.

Compiled with more than 40 hours of interviews with Coach Wooden, learn about the man behind the coach. The players tell their stories in their own words.

Click the book to read the first chapter and for ordering information. Also available on Kindle.


War for the Planet of the Apes (8/10)

by Tony Medley

Runtime 140 minutes.

PG-13

Most of these movies have been pretty good, starting with the first one with Charlton Heston. The story has changed over the years and now the Apes are the good guys. In this one, the story is finally what appears to be Armageddon for the Apes as bad guy U. S. Colonel (Woody Harrelson) is out to get good guy Ape, Caesar (Andy Serkis), who has led his Apes to a hiding place deep in the forest.

As usual, the motion capture technology presents the Apes as believable intelligent creatures, although Caesar is the only one who can speak English. He is a bilingual Ape who can speak English but also communicate with his fellow Apes who just emit guttural noises.

Even though itís very long, it is entertaining throughout.

 

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