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Fathers & sons & sports : great writing by Buzz Bissinger, John Ed Bradley, Bill Geist, Donald Hall, Mark Kriegel, Norman Maclean and others ; introduction by Mike Lupica.

Author: H G BissingerJohn Ed BradleyWoody GeistDonald HallMark KriegelAll authors
Publisher: New York : ESPN Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Essay : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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ESPN has collected the very best sport stories from the sport pages. Unforgettable tales about fathers sending their sons off to battle, sons who dared to challenge their fathers in competition, boys and men finding a common language in a shared passion. From the Little League diamond to the local fishing hole to the high school wrestling mat to the collegiate gridiron, from the backyards of America to the most  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Bissinger; John Ed Bradley; Woody Geist; Donald Hall; Mark Kriegel; Norman MacLean; Mike Lupica; ESPN (Television network)
ISBN: 9781933060477 1933060476
OCLC Number: 228406876
Description: 296 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Mike Lupica --
Flip turn / Ron Reagan --
Mailer vs. Mailer / John Buffalo Mailer --
Friday night lights / Buzz Bissinger --
Fathers playing catch with sons / Donald Hall --
A father's small hope / Paul Solotaroff --
Little league confidential / Bill Geist --
A river runs through it / Norman Maclean --
After Jackie / Henry Aaron as told to Cal Fussman --
Dirty moves / James Brown --
It never rains in Tiger Stadium / John Ed Bradley --
Worlds apart / Tom Friend --
Blood horses / John Jeremiah Sullivan --
Pistol : the life of Pete Maravich / Mark Kriegel --
Holy ground / Wright Thompson --
A father's gift / Jeremy Schaap --
Tangled up in blue / Peter Richmond --
King's gambit / Paul Hoffman --
My dad, the bookie / Michael J. Agovino --
The last shot / Darcy Frey --
Bo knows / Steve Wulf.
Other Titles: Fathers and sons and sports

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ESPN has collected the very best sport stories from the sport pages. Unforgettable tales about fathers sending their sons off to battle, sons who dared to challenge their fathers in competition, boys and men finding a common language in a shared passion. From the Little League diamond to the local fishing hole to the high school wrestling mat to the collegiate gridiron, from the backyards of America to the most famous stadiums in the world, these stories all share one thing: breathtaking insight into what makes sports an essential part of life.

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