Best American Sports Writing of the Century

ISBN-10: 0395945143

ISBN-13: 9780395945148

Edition: 1999

Authors: David Halberstam, Glenn Stout

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Halberstam selects the fifty best pieces of sports writing of this century. The Best American Sports Writing of the Century showcases the best sports journalists of the twentieth century, from Jimmy Cannon, Red Smith, William Mack, Gary Smith, and Frank Deford to A. J. Liebling, Tom Wolfe, and Hunter S. Thompson, and includes such classics as "What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?" by Richard Ben Cramer, "Louis Knocks Out Schmeling" by Bob Considine, and "The Rocky Road of Pistol Pete" by W. C. Heinz. This outstanding collection captures not only the century's greatest moments in baseball, boxing, horseracing, golf, and tennis, but some of the finest writing of our time. Guest editor David Halberstam is the author of The Reckoning, The Summer of Forty-Nine, The Breaks of the Game, and, most recently, The Children. Series editor Glenn Stout has written biographies of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Jackie Robinson.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

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.

Glenn Stout has been the series editor of "The Best American Sports Writing" since its inception & has written three illustrated biographies with Richard A. Johnson: "Ted Williams," "Joe DiMaggio," & "Jackie Robinson." He lives in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

The Best of the Best
Gay Talese
The Silent Season of a Hero
Tom Wolfe
The Last American Hero
Richard Ben Cramer
What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?
Brad Darrach
The Day Bobby Blew It
Columns and Writing on Deadline
Heywood Broun
Sport for Art's Sake
Westbrook Pegler
The Olympic Army
Bob Considine
Louis Knocks Out Schmeling
Grantland Rice
Game Called
Frank Graham
All the Way to the Grave
Red Smith
Next to Godliness
Miracle of Coogan's Bluff
Jim and His Baubles
The Babe Was Always a Boy -- One of a Kind
And All Dizzy's Yesterdays
Stanley Woodward
One Strike Is Out
Murray Kempton
Sal Maglie . . . A Gracious Man
Dick Young
Obit on the Dodgers
Jim Murray
If You're Expecting One-Liners
Diane K. Shah
Oh, No! Not Another Boring Interview with Steve Carlton
Ira Berkow
The LaMotta Nuptials
Mike Royko
"A Very Solid Book"
Features and Longer Pieces
Ring Lardner
Jimmy Cannon
Lethal Lightning
W. C. Heinz
Brownsville Bum
Gerald Holland
Mr. Rickey and the Game
W. C. Heinz
The Rocky Road of Pistol Pete
The Ghost of the Gridiron
Dick Schaap
Lone Wolf of Tennis
John Lardner
"The Haig": Rowdy Rebel of the Fairways
Jimmy Breslin
Racing's Angriest Young Man
John Updike
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu
Al Stump
The Fight to Live
Stan Fischler
A Rough Time on the Road
Thomas Mcguane
The Longest Silence
Hunter S. Thompson
The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved
John McPhee
Centre Court
Arthur Kretchmer
Roger Angell
Gone for Good
Wells Twombly
There Was Only One Casey
Tom Boswell
No Mas
George Plimpton
Medora Goes to The Game
Frank Deford
The Rabbit Hunter
The Boxer and the Blonde
David Remnick
The September Song of Mr. October
Mike Lupica
A Brother's Keeper
William Nack
Pure Heart
Johnette Howard
The Making of a Goon
Paul Solotaroff
The Power and the Gory
Peter Richmond
Tangled Up in Blue
Gary Smith
The Chosen One
Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air
J. R. Moehringer
Resurrecting the Champ
The One and Only
Murray Kempton
The Champ and the Chump
Dick Schaap
Muhammad Ali Then and Now
Norman Mailer
Jim Murray
Weird Site for a Fight
Mark Kram
"Lawdy, Lawdy, He's Great"
Davis Miller
My Dinner with Ali
Biographical Notes
Notable Sports Writing and Sports Writers of the Century
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