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The Twentieth century treasury of sports

Author: Al Silverman; Brian Silverman
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthology of 76 works of literature about sports written over the last fifty years.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Twentieth century treasury of sports.
New York : Viking, 1992
(OCoLC)610193156
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Al Silverman; Brian Silverman
ISBN: 0670846627 9780670846627
OCLC Number: 25410726
Description: xli, 717 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Agincourt and after / Roger Angell --
The rookie / Eliot Asinof --
Love me, love my bear / Russell Baker --
The fight : Patterson vs. Liston / James Baldwin --
The four-minute mile / Roger Bannister --
Seaside golf / John Betjeman --
The ambivalence of ivory / H.G. Bissinger --
Mr. Jack Nicklaus / Tom Boswell --
Hey, ball four / Jim Bouton --
The Hector Quesadilla story / T. Coraghessan Boyle --
After the applause / Bill Bradley --
The good life of Mr. Fitz / Jimmy Breslin --
Archie / Jimmy Cannon --
The death of Manolete / Barnaby Conrad --
George Ruth's first day as a professional / Robert W. Creamer --
The knee / Robert Daley --
The depression baby / Frank Deford --
Game day / Don DeLillo --
The bee / James Dickey --
Goalies are different / Ken Dryden --
The masked playboy vs. the grim reaper / Stanley Elkin --
The battle royal / Ralph Ellison --
Idols and obsessions / Frederick Exley --
Kentucky : May : Saturday / William Faulkner --
The bowl / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
Sympathy for the devil / Joe Flaherty --
At the Lido Gym / Leonard Gardner --
The ancient mariner / Brian Glanville --
Requiem for a globetrotter / Peter Goldman --
Cruncher / Sandy Grady --
The catch / Arnold Hano --
Labor Day doubleheader / Mark Harris --
Fighter's wife / W.C. Heinz --
Better hurt than dead / Ed Hinton --
Fool / John Huston --
The coach speaketh / Dan Jenkins --
The tryout / Pat Jordan --
The ten years of Jackie Robinson / Roger Kahn --
Going for a perfect game / William Kennedy --
Brooklyn August / Stephen King --
400-meter freestyle / Maxine Kumin --
Wills vs. Lenglen / Al Laney --
The roller derby / John Lardner --
Champion / Ring Lardner --
Decathlon man / Primo Levi --
Donnybrook Farr / A.J. Liebling --
The kid's last game / Ed Linn --
Is Connors a killer? / Robert Lipsyte --
The waves at Waikiki / Jack London --
Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías / Federico García Lorca --
Ego / Norman Mailer --
Helpful hints / Jim Murray --
A coming of age / William Nack --
Fixer's home / Jay Neugeboren --
Rape and the boxing ring / Joyce Carol Oates --
Sadaharu Oh's final bow / Sadaharu Oh and David Falkner --
The sporting spirit / George Orwell --
Bear Bryant's miracles / Richard Price --
Pride and poison / Linda Robertson --
Oh, to be a center fielder / Philip Roth --
Bred for battle / Damon Runyon --
Champions / Bill Russell --
The eighty-yard run / Irwin Shaw --
Miracle of Coogan's bluff / Red Smith --
Fight to live / Al Stump --
Hockey miracle / E.M. Swift --
The silent season of a hero / Gay Talese --
Foster Park / Rick Telander --
England! England! / Rose Tremain --
Poem for my father / Quincy Troupe --
The mother of a champion / John R. Tunis --
My fights with Jack Dempsey / Gene Tunney --
How clear a green the grass was / Anne Tyler --
Farrell's caddie / John Updike --
October in Miami, Ohio / Mark Winegardner --
At Galway Races / W.B. Yeats.
Other Titles: 20th century treasury of sports
Treasury of sports
Responsibility: edited by Al Silverman and Brian Silverman.

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Anthology of 76 works of literature about sports written over the last fifty years.

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