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American Pastimes The Very Best of Red Smith

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ISBN-10: 1598532170

ISBN-13: 9781598532173

Edition: N/A

Authors: Red Smith, Daniel Okrent

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Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith was the most widely read sportswriter of the last century and the first to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. From the 1940s to the 1980s, his nationally syndicated columns for theNew York Herald Tribuneand later forThe New York Timestraversed the world of sports with literary panache and wry humor. “I’ve always had the notion,” Smith once said, “that people go to spectator sports to have fun and then they grab the paper to read about it and have fun again.” Now, writer and editor (and inventor of Rotisserie League Baseball) Daniel Okrent presents the best of Smith’s inimitable columns—miniature masterpieces that remain the gold standard in…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 5/16/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 5.83" wide x 8.56" long x 1.49" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Walter Wellesley Smith (Red Smith) was born on Septmber 25, 1905 in Green Bay Wisconsin. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1927. He began his sports writing career at the St. Louis Journal, then the Philadelphia Record and the New York Herald Tribune. He wrote three columns a week that were printed in 275 newspapers. Throughout his writing career Red Smith earned several awards. In 1976 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He also received the J. G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976. This is baseball's highest honor for print journalists. His title's include The Best of Red Smith, Views of Sport amd Out of the Red. He died on January 15,…