Legendary Sports Writers of the Golden Age

Grantland Rice, Red Smith, Shirley Povich, and W. C. Heinz

Author: Lee Congdon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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This book details the lives and careers of four sports-writing greats—Grantland Rice, Red Smith, Shirley Povich, and W. C. Heinz—and the legendary athletes and events they covered for decades. These men all wrote during what is often considered sport’s Golden Age, lifting sports reporting to heights that it is unlikely to reach again.
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Sportswriter

The Life and Times of Grantland Rice

Author: Charles Fountain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735103474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 1361

Offers a look at the career of the sportswriter from his start in Nashville to his syndication in one hundred newspapers, and examines his personal relationship with such athletes at Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and Bobby Jones
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Golf's Golden Age

Robert T. Jones, Jr. and the Legendary Players of the '10s, '20s, and '30s

Author: Randon Matthew Newman Jerris,United States Golf Association

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792238720

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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Complemented by dozens of vintage and archival photographs, an entertaining look at golf during its golden era celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Bobby Jones's 1930 Grand Slam win and offers biographical sketches of such golfing greats as Walter Hagan, Chick Evans, Tommy Armour, and Walter Travis, among others.
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The Steamer

Bud Furillo and the Golden Age of L.A. Sports

Author: Andy Furillo

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 1595808078

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

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For nearly sixty years, Bud Furillo wrote and talked about sports in Southern California. For fifteen of those years, he authored a popular column for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner called The Steam Room, which gave him the nickname that lasted him for the rest of his life: “the Steamer.” As a reporter, columnist, editor, and pioneer of sports talk radio, the Steamer dished out insight and understanding to Southern California sports fans while Los Angeles grew into a sports empire. On his watch, L.A. acquired the Rams from Cleveland, the Dodgers from Brooklyn, and the Lakers from Minneapolis. He covered them all while they won championships for the city. In The Steamer: Bud Furillo and the Golden Age of L.A. Sports, Furillo’s son, Andy, himself a longtime newspaperman, uses his father’s lens to give focus to the city’s rise as a sports empire. The Steamer is a history of a great sports town at its most dynamic, told from the point of view of a legendary reporter who used his phenomenal access to reveal the inside story of the greatest athletes and teams to ever play in Los Angeles.
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Willard Mullin's Golden Age of Baseball Drawings 1934–1972

Author: Willard Mullin

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606996398

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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In Fantagraphics’ ceaseless effort to rediscover every world-class cartoonist in the history of the medium, we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form—sports cartooning—and to its greatest practitioner—Willard Mullin. The years 1930-1970 were the Golden Age of both American sports and American comic strips, when giants strode their respective fields—Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Aaron in one, George (Krazy Kat) Herriman, Milton (Steve Canyon) Caniff, Walt (Pogo) Kelly in the other—and Mullin was there, straddling both fields, recording every major player and event in the mid-20th-century history of baseball. Mullin was to baseball players what Bill Mauldin was to soldiers: advocate and critic, investing them with personality, humanity, dignity, and poignancy; Mauldin had Willie & Joe and Mullin had the Brooklyn Bum, his affectionate 1939 character representing the bedraggled figure of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934-1972 collects for the first time Mullin’s best drawings devoted to baseball—depictions of players like Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and Sandy Koufax, legendary managers like Casey Stengel and George Steinbrenner, and events like Lou Gehrig’s emotional retirement speech on July 4, 1939, for which Mullin not only drew a portrait but composed a poem (which he often incorporated into his cartoons). Mullin’s fluid line and delicate but vigorous brushwork are shown to beautiful effect, with many drawings reproduced from original art. See why millions of baseball fans from the ’30s to the ’70s looked forward to Mullin’s cartoons in their daily paper.
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The Time of Their Lives

The Golden Age of Great American Book Publishers, Their Editors, and Authors

Author: Al Silverman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504028252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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A lively portrait of a fascinating and tumultuous period in American book publishing According to Al Silverman, former publisher of Viking Press and president of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the golden age of book publishing began after World War II and lasted into the early 1980s. In this entertaining and affectionate industry biography, Silverman captures the passionate spirit of legendary houses such as Knopf; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Grove Press; and Harper & Row, and profiles larger-than-life executives and editors, including Alfred and Blanche Knopf, Bennett Cerf, Roger Straus, Seymour Lawrence, and Cass Canfield. More than one hundred and twenty publishing insiders share their behind-the-scenes stories about how some of the most famous books in American literary history—from The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich to The Silence of the Lambs—came into being and why they’re still being read today. A joyful tribute to the hard work and boundless energy of professionals who dedicate their careers to getting great books in front of enthusiastic readers, The Time of Their Lives will delight bibliophiles and anyone interested in this important and ever-evolving industry.
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Dreams of the Golden Age

Author: Carrie Vaughn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466815450

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Like every teen, Anna has secrets. Unlike every teen, Anna has a telepath for a father and Commerce City's most powerful businessperson for a mother. She's also the granddaughter of the city's two most famous superheroes, the former leaders of the legendary Olympiad, and the company car drops her off at the gate of her exclusive high school every morning. Privacy is one luxury she doesn't have. Hiding her burgeoning superpowers from her parents is hard enough; how's she supposed to keep them from finding out that her friends have powers, too? Or that she and the others are meeting late at night, honing their skills and dreaming of becoming Commerce City's next great team of masked vigilantes? Like every mother, Celia worries about her daughter. Unlike every mother, Celia has the means to send Anna to the best schools and keep a close watch on her, every second of every day. At least Celia doesn't have to worry about Anna becoming a target for every gang with masks and an agenda, like Celia was at Anna's age. As far as Celia knows, Anna isn't anything other than a normal teen. Still, just in case, Celia has secretly awarded scholarships at Anna's private high school to the descendants of the city's other superpowered humans. Maybe, just maybe, these teens could one day fill the gap left by the dissolution of The Olympiad....in Carrie Vaughn's Dreams of the Golden Age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Once There Were Giants

The Golden Age of Heavyweight Boxing

Author: Jerry Izenberg

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510714758

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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A celebration and memorial of the greatest era of heavyweight fighters from 1962 to 1997, as witnessed ringside by an International Boxing Hall of Fame sportswriter. Once upon a time, of all the memories made in ballparks and arenas from California to New York, there was nothing to rival that magic moment that could grab a heavyweight fight crowd by its collective jugular vein and trigger a tsunami of raw emotion before a single punch had even been thrown. That’s the way it was when the heavyweight giants danced in the boxing ring during the golden eras of the greats Ali, Frazier, Holmes, and Spinks, to name a few. There will never again be a heavyweight cycle like the one that began when Sonny Liston stopped Floyd Patterson and ended when Mike Tyson bit a slice out of Evander Holyfield’s ear; when no ersatz drama, smoke, mirrors, and noise followed a fighter’s entry into the ring; when the crowds knew that these men were not actors on a stage but rather giants in a ring with a single purpose?to fight other giants. By the ringside, acclaimed sportswriter Jerry Izenberg watched history as it was being made during those legendary days, witnessing fights like the Thrilla in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle and preserving them in punchy yet tremendous prose. Delivering both his eyewitness accounts and revelatory back stories of this greatest era of heavyweight boxing, Izenberg invites readers to a place of recollection. Once There Were Giants is his memorial to this extraordinary time, the likes of which we shall never see again.
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Something to Cheer about

Legends from the Golden Age of Sports

Author: Jack McDonald

Publisher: Harcourt on Demand

ISBN: 9780156838047

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 219

View: 395

A sports writer shares his memories of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Lefty Gomez, Joe DiMaggio, Don Larsen, Juan Marichal, Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Willie Mays, Satchel Page, Jack Demsey, Byron Nelson, and Red Grange
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Remembering the Stars of the NFL Glory Years

An Inside Look at the Golden Age of Football

Author: Wayne Stewart

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442274247

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

View: 8422

This book tells the story of professional football in the 1950s and 60s through the words of the players themselves. The chapters are full of anecdotes and reflections on the best and toughest players of the era, while two additional chapters include humorous quotes and the players’ thoughts on how the game has changed since their heyday.
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Leifer: The Golden Age of American Football

Author: N.A

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836500302

Category:

Page: 280

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No pain, no gain: The most memorable moments since the birth of pro football in America "If you are a sports fan, you have to be a Neil Leifer admirer, for you have been seeing his pictures and they've been shaping your impressions and memories for five decades." --Bob Costas In 1958, journalist Neil Leifer took the picture that remains one of his most famous to this day. The day he got the shot--Alan Ameche's game-winning "sudden death" touchdown--was Leifer's 16th birthday. This game, called "the greatest ever played," signaled football's emergence as America's new national pastime; formerly half-empty stadiums welcomed sold-out crowds seemingly overnight, while football surpassed baseball in national television ratings. Starting then, on any given Sunday Leifer was most likely shooting a football game somewhere in America... While best known for his iconic photograph of Muhammad Ali towering over a fallen Sonny Liston, it is his football pictures Leifer considers his best. This collection represents the best of his best, culled from over 10,000 rolls of film on the sport. With an introduction assembled from the best football columns of the era by famed sports columnist Jim Murray, and incisive captions detailing the legendary players, coaches, and games, this volume carries the guts and glory of the game into the end zone.
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Freedom Climbers

The Golden Age of Polish Climbing

Author: Bernadette McDonald

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594857571

Category: History

Page: 352

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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Freedom Climbers (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "One of the most important mountaineering books to be written for many years." —Boardman-Tasker Prize See this book trailer for Freedom Climbers made by RMB Books, its publisher in Canada, where the cover is slightly different from the Mountaineers Books U.S. edition * Behind the Iron Curtain, Cold War mountaineers found freedom on the world's highest peaks—and paid an awful price to achieve it * Winner of the Boardman-Tasker Prize, Banff Grand Prize, and American Alpine Club Literary Award Freedom Climbers tells the story of Poland's truly remarkable mountaineers who dominated Himalayan climbing during the period between the end of World War II and the start of the new millennium. The emphasis here is on their "golden age" in the 1980s and 1990s when, despite the economic and social baggage of their struggling country, Polish climbers were the first to tackle the world's highest mountains during winter, including the first winter ascents on seven of the world's fourteen 8000-meter peaks: Everest, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, and Lhotse. Such successes, however, came at a serious cost: 80 percent of Poland's finest high-altitude climbers died on the high mountains during the same period they were pursuing these first ascents. Award-winning writer Bernadette McDonald addresses the social, political, and cultural context of this golden age, and the hardships of life under Soviet rule. Polish climbers, she argues, were so tough because their lives at home were so tough—they lost family members to World War II and its aftermath and were so much more poverty-stricken than their Western counterparts that they made much of their own climbing gear. While Freedom Climbers tells the larger story of an era, McDonald shares charismatic personal narratives such as that of Wanda Rutkiewicz, expected to be the first woman to climb all 8000-meter peaks until she disappeared on Kanchenjunga in 1992; Jerzy Kukuczka, who died in a fall while attempting the south face of Lhotse; and numerous other renowned climbers including Voytek Kurtyka, Artur Hajzer, Andrej Zawaka, and Krzysztof Wielicki. This is a fascinating window into a different world, far-removed from modernity yet connected by the strange allure of the mountain landscape, and a story of inspiring passion against all odds. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.
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Hollywood Heyday

75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends

Author: David Fantle,Tom Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476632839

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 305

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“What audacity!” exclaimed actor Robert Wagner when he heard about the authors’ adolescent exploits in nabbing interviews with Hollywood celebrities. In 1978, Fantle and Johnson, St. Paul teenagers, boarded a plane to meet with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. They had written the stars requesting interviews—and to their amazement, both agreed. Over the years, more than 250 other stars also agreed—Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, George Burns, Rod Steiger, Milton Berle, Frank Capra and Hoagy Carmichael, to name a few. Published for the first time and with exclusive photos, this selection of 75 interviews chronicles the authors’ 40-year quest for insights and anecdotes from iconic 20th century artists.
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White Hunters

The Golden Age of African Safaris

Author: Brian Herne

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 146686754X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

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East Africa affects our imagination like few other places: The sight of a charging rhino goes directly to the heart; the limitless landscape of bony highlands, desert, and mountain is, as Isak Dinesen wrote, of "unequalled nobility." Brian Herne's White Hunters is the story of seventy years of African adventure, danger, and romance. It re-creates the legendary big-game safaris led by Selous and Bell and the daring ventures of early hunters into unexplored territories, and brings to life such romantic figures as Cape-to-Cairo Grogan, who walked 4,000 miles for the love of a woman, and Dinesen's dashing lover, Denys Finch. Witnesses to the richest wildlife spectacle on the earth, these hunters were the first conservationists. Hard-drinking, infatuated with risk, and careless in love, they inspired Hemingway's stories and movies with Clark Gable and Gregory Peck.
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Everything's Coming Up Profits

The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals

Author: Steve Young,Sport Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780922233441

Category: Music

Page: 251

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Presents a history of industrial musicals made by corporations from the 1950s to the 1980s to motivate their employees at sales conventions, with interviews with the writers and performers and commentary on the popular culture of the time period.
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Baseball's Golden Age

The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon

Author: Neal McCabe,Constance McCabe

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810991194

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

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Conlon photographed baseball's golden age from 1904-1942, creating some of the most memorable images of the sport ever published. Now available in paperback, this book presents 205 dazzling images of baseball's first superstars and memorable moments.
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The Age of Innocence

Football in the 1970s

Author: Reuel Golden

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836547970

Category: Photography

Page: 312

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Game on: A photographic tribute to football's most beautiful era It was Pelé who coined the phrase “the beautiful game”, and in the 1970s the game was at its most beautiful, free-flowing and entertaining. Football became truly international thanks to extraordinarily talented teams and charismatic players who became the first generation of football superstars, long before David Beckham stripped down to his underwear. This book tackles the global and cultural impact of the game, the memorable fashions, the girlfriends, the cars, the politics, the fans, the hooligans, the passion, the thrills and, of course, the sideburns. It's a joint celebration of the world's most popular sport and the sizzling 70s – including the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, the first football championship televised in colour, and won by the legendary Brazilian side led by Pelé; the 1974 World Cup, dominated by the intense rivalry between the powerful West German side and the “Total Football” of the Dutch team; the 1978 World Cup, hosted and won by Argentina; and the extraordinary club sides such as Ajax, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and the New York Cosmos. The Age of Innocence features photography by Neil Leifer, Peter Robinson, Gerry Cranham, Terry O'Neill, Volker Hinz, Jerry Cooke, Harry Benson, Sven Simon, and many others, as well as images sourced from archives all over the world, and essays from award-winning football writers Rob Hughes, David Goldblatt, Brian Glanville and Barney Ronay.
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Dust Bowl Girls

The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory

Author: Lydia Reeder

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616206535

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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“A thrilling, cinematic story. I loved every minute I spent with these bold, daring women whose remarkable journey is the stuff of American legend.” —Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy The Boys in the Boat meets A League of Their Own in this true story of a Depression-era championship women’s team. In the early 1930s, during the worst drought and financial depression in American history, Sam Babb began to dream. Like so many others, this charismatic Midwestern basketball coach wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm near the tiny Oklahoma college where he coached, Babb recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices that their families would face, the women joined the team. And as Babb coached the Cardinals, something extraordinary happened. These remarkable athletes found a passion for the game and a heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach--and they began to win. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls takes readers on the Cardinals’ intense, improbable journey all the way to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. Lydia Reeder captures a moment in history when female athletes faced intense scrutiny from influential figures in politics, education, and medicine who denounced women’s sports as unhealthy and unladylike. At a time when a struggling nation was hungry for inspiration, this unlikely group of trailblazers achieved much more than a championship season.
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I Fight for a Living

Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Author: Louis Moore

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025209994X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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The black prizefighter labored in one of the few trades where an African American man could win renown: boxing. His prowess in the ring asserted an independence and powerful masculinity rare for black men in a white-dominated society, allowing him to be a man--and thus truly free. Louis Moore draws on the life stories of African American fighters active from 1880 to 1915 to explore working-class black manhood. As he details, boxers bought into American ideas about masculinity and free enterprise to prove their equality while using their bodies to become self-made men. The African American middle class, meanwhile, grappled with an expression of public black maleness they saw related to disreputable leisure rather than respectable labor. Moore shows how each fighter conformed to middle class ideas of masculinity based on his own judgment of what culture would accept. Finally, he argues that African American success in the ring shattered the myth of black inferiority despite media and government efforts to defend white privilege.
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The Rivalry

Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0812970306

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 421

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Set against the backdrop of professional basketball's golden age during the 1960s, a study focuses on the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, which came to an epic climax during the 1969 championship.
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