Beyond the Game: The Collected Sportswriting of Gary Smith (Paperback)
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Short Description for Beyond the Game In the tradition of John McPhee and David Halberstam, this collection from one of the most accomplished sports journalists working today captures the spirit of the game and the humanity of its athletes.
- Published: 01 September 2001
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780802138491 ISBN 10: 0802138497
- Sales rank: 607,694
Full description for Beyond the Game
In Beyond the Game, Gary Smith has brought together his greatest stories, from the inspiring account of basketball coach Jim Valvano's courageous battle against cancer, to an unforgettable tale of a remote valley in Bolivia that plays host to an unusual annual ritual in which the men of rival villages engage in a riotous all-day fistfight.Beyond the Game is not only a collection of great sportswriting; it is a collection of great writing, period. Each of Smith's stories -- of dreams and fears, failure and triumph, self-destruction and salvation -- will profoundly touch you and remain with you long after you have closed the pages of the book.