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Beyond the Game: The Collected Sportswriting of Gary Smith

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Gary Smith is one of the most accomplished sports journalists working today, a three-time National Magazine Award winner who has been selected in a poll of Associated Press editors as the sportswriter they'd most like to hire. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802138491
Author:
Smith, Gary
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Sports -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Edition Description:
Special and
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12 lb

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Gary Smith is one of the most accomplished sports journalists working today, a three-time National Magazine Award winner who has been selected in a poll of Associated Press editors as the sportswriter they'd most like to hire. 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.
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