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The only game in town : sportswriting from the New Yorker

Author: David Remnick
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2010.
Series: New Yorker anthology series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From Tiger Woods to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in "The Only Game in Town." At "The New Yorker," it's not whether you win or lose--it's how you write about the game.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Remnick
ISBN: 9781400068029 1400068029
OCLC Number: 437298767
Description: xiv, 492 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / David Remick --
From the bleachers. The web of the game / Roger Angell ; Ahab and Nemesis / A.J. Liebling ; Hub fans bid Kid adieu / John Updike ; The only games in town / Anthony Lane ; Race track / Bill Barich --
Immortals. A sense of where you are / John McPhee ; El único matador / Lillian Ross ; Net worth / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; The long ride / Michael Specter ; Born slippy / John Seabrook ; The chosen one / David Owen ; Legend of a sport / Alva Johnston ; A man-child in Lotusland / Rebecca Mead --
Personal best. Dangerous game / Nick Paumgarten ; The running novelist / Haruki Murakami ; Back to the basement / Nancy Franklin ; Playing Doc's games / William Finnegan ; Last of the Metroziods / Adam Gopnik ; The Sandy Frazier dream team / Ian Frazier --
A deeper game. Br'er Rabbit ball / Ring Lardner ; The greens of Ireland / Herbert Warren Wind ; Tennis personalities / Martin Amis ; Project Knuckleball / Ben McGrath ; Game plan / Don DeLillo ; The art of failure / Malcolm Gladwell --
Out of left field. Swimming with sharks / Charles Sprawson ; The national pastime / John Cheever ; SNO / Calvin Trillin ; Musher / Susan Orleans ; Home and away / Peter Hessler ; No obstacles / Alec Wilkinson ; A stud's life / Kevin Conley.
Series Title: New Yorker anthology series.
Other Titles: New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Responsibility: edited by David Remnick.

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From Tiger Woods to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in "The Only Game in Town." At "The New Yorker," it's not whether you win or lose--it's how you write about the game.

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