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The Best American Sports Writing (Best American Sports Writing)

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Synopsis:

Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports

Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year.

Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications, the twenty pieces here embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.

Contributors include Scott Price, Rick Bragg, Gary Smith, J.R. Moehringer, and others.

Synopsis:

In this exciting new collection, William Nack, veteran sportswriter and author of the classic Secretariat, honors the years finest sports journalism and thus upholds the tradition that began seventeen years ago, with David Halberstam at the helm. In these pages, you will find the most provocative, compelling, tragic, and triumphant moments in sports from 2007, captured by the knights of the keyboard who make sports come alive for us day after day, week after week, year after year.

Here youll find Paul Solotaroffs excellent and uncompromising take on the neglect that a growing number of crippled NFL players continually face from the NFL players union. Jeanne Marie Laskass “G-L-O-R-Y!” offers a rousing inside look at the pregame rituals of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders. A riveting online diary by Wright Thompson reveals a bleak and merciless landscape in China, which that countrys government would rather not have the world see during preparations for the Olympics.

Nack finds a place for the fascinating offbeat story as well as the sensational. Alongside Eli Saslows captivating article about an obscure seventeenth-century sport, similar to a giant rugby scrum, carried out in the streets of Kirkwall, Scotland, stands Franz Lidzs “scoop of the year,” a controversial and rare look into the life of George Steinbrenner, baseballs largest but recently most enigmatic figure.

This years collection marks another wonderful addition to “one of the most consistently satisfying titles in the Best American series” (Booklist).

Contributors include Scott Price, Rick Bragg, Gary Smith, J.R. Moehringer, and others.

Synopsis:

Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications, the 20 pieces in this anthology embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement. Contributors include Scott Price, Rick Bragg, Gary Smith, and J.R. Moehringer.

About the Author

GLENN STOUT is the author of Young Woman and the Sea, Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, The Dodgers, and The Cubs. He has been the editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618751181
Author:
Stout, Glenn
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Editor:
Nack, William
Editor:
Stout, Glenn; Nack, William
Author:
Nack, William
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports -- United States.
Subject:
Sports literature - United States
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Series
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.96 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports

Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year.

Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications, the twenty pieces here embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.

Contributors include Scott Price, Rick Bragg, Gary Smith, J.R. Moehringer, and others.

"Synopsis" by ,
In this exciting new collection, William Nack, veteran sportswriter and author of the classic Secretariat, honors the years finest sports journalism and thus upholds the tradition that began seventeen years ago, with David Halberstam at the helm. In these pages, you will find the most provocative, compelling, tragic, and triumphant moments in sports from 2007, captured by the knights of the keyboard who make sports come alive for us day after day, week after week, year after year.

Here youll find Paul Solotaroffs excellent and uncompromising take on the neglect that a growing number of crippled NFL players continually face from the NFL players union. Jeanne Marie Laskass “G-L-O-R-Y!” offers a rousing inside look at the pregame rituals of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders. A riveting online diary by Wright Thompson reveals a bleak and merciless landscape in China, which that countrys government would rather not have the world see during preparations for the Olympics.

Nack finds a place for the fascinating offbeat story as well as the sensational. Alongside Eli Saslows captivating article about an obscure seventeenth-century sport, similar to a giant rugby scrum, carried out in the streets of Kirkwall, Scotland, stands Franz Lidzs “scoop of the year,” a controversial and rare look into the life of George Steinbrenner, baseballs largest but recently most enigmatic figure.

This years collection marks another wonderful addition to “one of the most consistently satisfying titles in the Best American series” (Booklist).

Contributors include Scott Price, Rick Bragg, Gary Smith, J.R. Moehringer, and others.

"Synopsis" by , Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications, the 20 pieces in this anthology embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement. Contributors include Scott Price, Rick Bragg, Gary Smith, and J.R. Moehringer.
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