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    DescriptionPulitzer 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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    Title
    The Best American Sports Writing of the Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Halberstam, By (author) Glenn Stout, Edited by David Halberstam, Edited by Glenn Stout
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 776
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780395945148
    ISBN 10: 0395945143
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WS
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
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    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24410
    DC21: 796.0973
    BISAC V2.8: SPO033000, SPO012000
    DC22: 796.0973
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796/.0973
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PS509.S65 B47 1999
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    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
    Publication date
    21 June 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Review quote
    ..".there is much to surprise and delight the sports reader among the 59 pieces here." Boston Globe "Making the choices for the annual edition of this series is daunting enough; picking the century's best seems impossible. However, what's here is universally excellent. There's late Chicagoan Mike Royko's jingoistic review of a book by a reviled New York Met; Al Stump's now-infamous, still disturbing account of baseball legend Ty Cobb's last days; Gay Talese's revealing mid-sixties profile of recently deceased icon Joe DiMaggio; and a 1975 remembrance of Casey Stengel by Wells Twombly that reveals more about the baseball manager than a half-dozen biographies. Other highlights include Hunter S. Thompson's predictably outrageous take on the Kentucky Derby; an insightful portrait of boxer Billy Conn by Frank Deford; and Jimmy Breslin's 1960 profile of jockey Billy Hartack. In addition, a section on Muhammad Ali offers some great writing by Dick Schaap, Murray Kempton, Norman Mailer, Jim Murray, and Davis Miller. Biographical sketches of each contributor as well as a list of the century's other notable sportswriters are included. This wonderful, delightfully eclectic volume is a must for every library." Booklist, ALA "People who love sports...will have more fun with The Best American Sports Writing of the Century than anyone is supposed to have with a book." -- Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's "Only a Game" The Los Angeles Times ..".a strong collection that will send readers on a captivating trip through the diversity of styles and subjects that developed as sports became big business and big news." Publishers Weekly "This book...gives a lot of pleasure." Library Journal "Given the overall vigor and volume of sports writing in America throughout the 20th century, the idea of compiling a single collection dubbed the "best" requires a daring balancing act of boldness and delicacy. And that's just what it is. Sports fans--but why limit this