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Qhall43
05-29-2007, 07:18 PM
So I'm going to be traveling in Europe this summer and staying with some friends who live over there now and are Zag fans. They don't quite get their fix of Zag hoops, so I thought I'd take them a present. I'm going to have limited space so if I had to choose either Bravehearts or Tales from the Gonzaga Hardwood, which would you all recommend? Thanks for any feedback! :)

saintzag
05-29-2007, 07:30 PM
Hard to beat Bud Withers, Bravehearts is the better of the two.

CDC84
05-29-2007, 07:44 PM
Both are good. Bravehearts is the best one for those who are unfamilar with the Gonzaga basketball story from the ground up.

lothar98zag
05-29-2007, 07:55 PM
Where's the "bring both books and leave a few pairs of socks at home" option?

OK, if I have to pick one - I'll go with Bravehearts.

Zag79
05-30-2007, 01:11 AM
slide in "Zagmania... The tale of the 1999 season." its my fav thanks to great photos and memories of that first magical run.

kdaleb
05-30-2007, 06:08 AM
If they're already Zag fans, then Tales might be good for them... it has a lot of cute little stories surrounding the program giving something of an insider view of the last 25 years.

Qhall43
05-30-2007, 04:45 PM
Thanks for everyone's advice so far. And big thanks to Dogtownkid, who's sending me a copy of Bravehearts so I can check it out myself. I might see if I can have Tales shipped to me while I'm over there so I can have some more reading to get me through the summer.
Zag79, what exactly is Zagmania? I looked it up on Amazon, but they didn't have much info and only had a used copy for like $45 available. Kinda like to know more about it before I shell out those big bucks.

TheBeast
05-30-2007, 05:59 PM
They're both very good, but I enjoyed Tales a little bit better. Love Withers, too, though.

Zag79
05-31-2007, 12:23 AM
zagmania is a book based soley on the 1998-1999 season and its Elite 8 run. it has pics of all the games (minn, stanford, fla, uconn) and tells great stories about the guys and the magical season throughout. for me $45 would be worth it, i bought it and its my favorite out of all 3 zag books mentioned. its kind of like your own private keepsake of that amazing year. plus Q is in it so im sure you could appreciate it even more. ;)

GonzagaGurl08
05-31-2007, 08:21 AM
Both are good books. Like people have said, it depends on their previous Zag knowlege. I've read both, and I liked Tales from the Gonzaga Hardwood better just because it was more anecdotal. Just my two cents.