The post about the Texas Special (awesome story, BTW) got me thinking about the best books on Coach Bryant and Alabama football. I'd put The Junction Boys right up there. It's a great read. So is Turnaround, the story of Coach Bryant's first year at Alabama. I think The Last Coach is the definitive work on Coach Bryant. If you're only going to read one book on the man, that should be it.
But my all-time favorite has got to be Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer. It's funny, interesting and just really, really well-written. I've read it three or four times. It goes down best in June or July as it reminds you what's coming in a few short (long) months.
Any good ones I'm forgetting or that you all like? Any that you don't like. I wasn't blown away by Career in Crisis.
One last thing. If you like RJYH and Warren St. John's style of writing, you should read some of Tony Horwitz's books, e.g. Confederates in the Attic (civil war reenactors), Blue Lattitudes (Captain Cook). I like how both writers can be funny and point out the weird/sometimes unflattering things about their subjects without being mean-spirited or looking down their nose. They also make you wish you were going along with them.