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The Resource Over time : my life as a sportswriter, Frank Deford as told to Frank Deford

Over time : my life as a sportswriter, Frank Deford as told to Frank Deford

Label
Over time : my life as a sportswriter
Title
Over time
Title remainder
my life as a sportswriter
Statement of responsibility
Frank Deford as told to Frank Deford
Title variation
Overtime, my life as a sportswriter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book "is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford's remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. He joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, fresh out of Princeton. They called him "the Kid," and he made his reputation with dumb luck discovering fellow Princetonian Bill Bradley and a Canadian teenager named Bobby Orr. These were the Mad Men-like 1960s, and he recounts not just the expense-account shenanigans and the antiquated racial and sexual mores, but the professional camaraderie and the friendships with athletes and coaches during the "bush" years of the early NBA and the twilight of "shamateur tennis." In 1990, he was editor in chief of The National Sports Daily, one of the most ambitious projects in the history of American print journalism. Backed by eccentric Mexican billionaire Emilio "El Tigre" Azcarraga, The National made history and lost $150 million in less than two years. Yet the author endured: writing ten novels, winning a Peabody, an Emmy (not to mention his stint as a fabled Lite Beer All-Star), and recently he read his fifteenth-hundred commentary on NPR's Morning Edition, which reaches millions of listeners. This book is packed with people and stories, including the chapters on his visit to apartheid South Africa with Arthur Ashe, and his friend's brave and tragic death. Interwoven through his personal history, he traces the entire arc of American sportswriting, from the lurid early days of the Police Gazette, through sportswriters Grantland Rice and Red Smith, and on up to ESPN."--Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
070.449796092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV742.42.D44
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Over time : my life as a sportswriter, Frank Deford as told to Frank Deford
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
A not very bright boy -- Something of a vote of confidence -- In which I first encounter faster guns -- Roamer -- Granny -- Walking in place -- Old-timers -- The Vietnam War is finally over -- Push on -- The best advice I ever got in my whole life -- Scribes for the cranks and the fancy -- El Tigre -- In which I finally discover the difference between winning and losing -- Bawlmer, Merlin, my hametown -- Gee whiz -- Beauty and the beasts -- This just in : writing can be fun -- In which I happen upon an eye-opener -- Kingsley -- My damn name -- It happens to the best of us -- The way it was. Really -- The Kid -- Andre -- Mr. King will see you now -- Hobey and Danny and Bill -- The most amazing feat in sport in the twentieth century -- Hub tales -- My man -- Anglophile -- Remember "consciousness-raising"? -- Fun in the sun -- Summer songs -- Roadie -- With ease or angst -- Lost in translation -- The anchor leg -- The sweetest thing I ever saw an athlete do for a member of the Fourth Estate -- You won't believe this -- The most amazing thing I ever say an athlete do -- Red -- The amateur voice -- The best I was ever fired -- Naked slept the Commissioner -- Taboo -- Last call
Control code
ocn757477099
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
354 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802120151
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)757477099
Label
Over time : my life as a sportswriter, Frank Deford as told to Frank Deford
Publication
Contents
A not very bright boy -- Something of a vote of confidence -- In which I first encounter faster guns -- Roamer -- Granny -- Walking in place -- Old-timers -- The Vietnam War is finally over -- Push on -- The best advice I ever got in my whole life -- Scribes for the cranks and the fancy -- El Tigre -- In which I finally discover the difference between winning and losing -- Bawlmer, Merlin, my hametown -- Gee whiz -- Beauty and the beasts -- This just in : writing can be fun -- In which I happen upon an eye-opener -- Kingsley -- My damn name -- It happens to the best of us -- The way it was. Really -- The Kid -- Andre -- Mr. King will see you now -- Hobey and Danny and Bill -- The most amazing feat in sport in the twentieth century -- Hub tales -- My man -- Anglophile -- Remember "consciousness-raising"? -- Fun in the sun -- Summer songs -- Roadie -- With ease or angst -- Lost in translation -- The anchor leg -- The sweetest thing I ever saw an athlete do for a member of the Fourth Estate -- You won't believe this -- The most amazing thing I ever say an athlete do -- Red -- The amateur voice -- The best I was ever fired -- Naked slept the Commissioner -- Taboo -- Last call
Control code
ocn757477099
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
354 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802120151
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)757477099

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