Thursday, September 29, 2016

September Reads:'Cane Mutiny

September marks the change from Summer to football season in the South. This time my reading list changed with the football season. More than likely I found a book related to football that caught my interest in a second hand store. The book I found was 'Cane Mutiny by Bruce Feldman. It is the second football related book I have read this year. The first one was Tim Tebow's Through My Eyes. I shared my thoughts on that book in this post. The books couldn't have been more different.

'Cane Mutiny was about the glory years of the Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes were exciting and brought a bad boy attitude to the game. Were they that bad or were they just misunderstood? Award winning author Bruce Feldman certainly presents a different perception.

I found the beginning of the book to be intriguing about the racial integration of college football at Miami in the South. Especially with some of the racial tensions and problems today. It lined up well with the Martin Luther King Jr biography I read this summer. History can fill in some of the gaps and help provide another perspective.

Cane Mutiny by Bruce Feldman

If you are a football fan it is a good read. Obviously Hurricane fans would enjoy it but I enjoyed reading it and the U is not my team.

I think Miami has an awesome Coach now and a good start this season. They could be on their way for more glory days.


Janie Junebug said...

I don't like football. I'm not interested in most sports. Yet I like those ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries. Maybe I'd like this book. Good review.


Liz A. said...

I do prefer football in books and movies. Seems like that's where the real stories can shine.