Football: Great Writing About the National Sport: A Library of America Special Publication

August 14, 2014|
Football: Great Writing About the National Sport: A Library of America Special Publication by John Schulian
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An All-Pro line-up of writers including Red Smith, Frank Deford, Jimmy Breslin, George Plimpton, Richard Price, Charles Pierce, Michael Lewis, and Roy Blount Jr tackle our most popular pastime: Since football’s meteoric rise in the mid-twentieth century, the standout writers on the sport have gone behind and beyond the spectacle to reveal the complexity, the contradictions, and the deeper humanity at the heart of the game. Now, in a landmark collection, The Library of America brings together the very best of their work: gems of deadline reportage, incisive longform profiles of football’s storied figures, and autobiographical accounts by players and others close to the game. Celebrating the sport without shying away from its sometimes devastating personal and social costs, the forty-four pieces gathered here testify to football’s boundless capacity to generate outsized characters and memorable tales.

Title:Football: Great Writing About the National Sport: A Library of America Special PublicationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 14, 2014Publisher:Library of AmericaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1598533614

ISBN - 13:9781598533613

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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