Everything They Had Sports Writing from David Halberstam

ISBN-10: 140132312X
ISBN-13: 9781401323127
Edition: 2008
Authors: David Halberstam
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 5/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

"Sometimes sports mirrors society, sometimes it allows us to understand the larger society a little better. But mostly, it is a world of entertainment of talented and driven young men and women who do certain things with both skill and passion."--David HalberstamDavid Halberstam was a distinguished journalist and historian of American politics. He was also a sports writer. Everything They Had brings together for the first time his articles from newspapers and magazines, a wide-ranging collection edited by Glenn Stout, selected over the full scope of Halberstam's five decades as one of America's most honored journalists. These are dazzling portraits of some of the most compelling sports figures of our era, the superstars of popular sports like basketball, football, and baseball, but also fishing, soccer, and rowing, and the amateur athletes who play for the love of the game.In "My Dinner with Theodore," Halberstam recounts his long anticipated--and unforgettable--meeting with Red Sox legend Ted Williams. Against the backdrop of 1960s Nashville, he beautifully recounts a lifelong love of football in "How I Fell in Love with the NFL." And "Men Without Women," set on a fishing expedition in Patagonia, is more than a hunt for giant brown trout--it is a story of fishing, friendship, and fellowship. These and many more stories exemplify the breadth and depth of David Halberstam's devotion to diverse sports and his respect and fascination for the men and women who play them so well.The result is an intimate and personal collection that reveals the issues and the ideals David Halberstam cared about--racial equality, friendship, loyalty, and character--and creates a vivid and unforgettable portrait of the author himself. Everything They Had takes its rightful place alongside Halberstam's bestselling sports titles, which include The Breaks of the Game, The Amateurs, Summer of '49, and The Education of a Coach.

David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City and later attended Harvard University. After graduating in 1955, Halberstam worked at a small daily newspaper until he attained a position at the Nashville Tennessean. Halberstam has written over 20 books including The Children, a written account of his coverage of the Civil Rights Movement; The Best and Brightest, which was a bestseller; and The Game and October, 1964, both detailing his fascination of sports. Halberstam also won a Pulitzer Prize for his reports on the Vietnam War while working for the New York Times. He was killed in a car crash on April 23, 2007 at the age of 73.

Introduction
Early Drafts
Death of a Sculler, in Three Acts
Horse Racing in Warsaw
The Longer View
Introduction
Sports as a Window of Social Change
A Dynasty in the Making
Sports Can Distract, but They Don't Heal
Baseball
Baseball and the National Mythology
The Education of Reggie Smith
The Fan Divided
Renewed Spirits at Fenway Opener
Why Men Love Baseball
The Good Old Days - for Baseball Owners
My Dinner with Theodore
History's Man
Maybe I Remember DiMaggio's Kick
The Ultimate Gamer
Torre Makes a Good Boss I
The Perfectionist at the Plate
If They Strike, I'm Going Pishin''
And So It Happened
Basketball
The Basket-Case State
The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
A Hero for the Wired World
Character Study: Pat Riley
Say It Ain't So, Mike
In Admiration of Iverson
Football
Sunday, Boring Sunday
The Games Harvard Plays
How I Fell in Love with the NFL
Introduction
Fishing and Other Sports
The Day That the Striper - and Memories of Bob Francis-Came Back
Sea of Dreams
Why I Fish
Homage to Patagonia
Anatomy of a Champion
Ice Breakers
Ali Wins Another Fight
Thanks, Soccer, See You in Four Years
Olympiad XXVIII
Pals
He Got a Shot in the NBA, and It Went In
Men Without Women
Schaap Was a Pioneer...and a Good Guy
A Full Life of Football, Till the Very End
The Fitness-Goers
Index

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