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“In this well-reported, engrossing tale, Monte Burke has captured the imperfect brilliance of Nick Saban. Read it, and you will emerge with a deeper understanding of the man, his zeal, his achievement, and the costs that have come with it all.”Gay Talese
“An eye-opening book. Monte Burke has finally taken us behind the great big curtain and, for the first time, shown us who Nick Saban really is and what makes him tick. I couldn’t put this book down. For all college football fans, this is a must-read.”Paul Finebaum
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About Monte Burke
Monte Burke, a New York Times best-selling author, is a staff writer at Forbes magazine and a senior editor at ForbesLife. He has written more than 100 profiles of chief executives, sports figures and entrepreneurs. Burke has also written for the New York Times, Outside, Garden & Gun, Men’s Journal, Town & Country, Field & Stream, Golf Digest, The Drake and Audubon.Read more about Monte
Other Books by Monte Burke
Selected Stories by Monte Burke
If the folkloric character of Robin Hood actually existed, he’d be hard-pressed to find any place better to ply his trade than Greenwich, Conn., perhaps the wealthiest town in the world. It happens to be the home of theTudor Investment Corp., a $13 billion hedge fund run by the energetic 59-year-old Paul Tudor Jones II.
When I arrive at the range at the Dye Preserve, the Shark is already there, hitting high-arcing fades and draws into the flawless Florida sky. “Nice to meet you, mate,” he says with a blue-eyed grin. He wants to know how many rounds I’ve played this year.
The interview was in uptown Manhattan, where my subject had weathered the storm at a friend’s apartment. I live in Brooklyn. With no mass transit options and no bicycle, and cabs already filled to capacity with passengers, my only means of transport were my feet. My route would take me eight miles each way.
Carl Hiaasen has spent a lifetime railing against corrupt politicians and the wanton destruction of Florida’s natural riches. Along the way he’s become one of the country’s most successful novelists, not to mention one hell of a fly fisherman.