The Immortal Bobby

The Immortal Bobby

Capturing the story of this towering figure with a depth and richness never before achieved, The Immortal Bobby is a both a penetrating profile and a moving depiction of a long-gone sporting age.

Author: Ron Rapoport

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471473723

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 759

Acclaim for The Immortal Bobby "Just when you think there is nothing new to be said or written on the subject of Bob Jones, Ron Rapoport comes along and proves that theory completely untrue. The Immortal Bobby is wonderfully reported and superbly written." --John Feinstein, author of A Good Walk Spoiled and Caddy for Life "The story of Bobby Jones's singular life is one of the most fascinating in sports history. Ron Rapoport's thoughtful, graceful style is well suited to telling that story." --Bob Costas, broadcaster, NBC Sports and HBO Sports "Beyond the grainy newsreels and the confetti falling on Broadway and Peachtree Street, there was an essential Bobby Jones, and Ron Rapoport reveals him splendidly in a portrait as graceful as the man. There's more here than Grand Slam 1930--the jangling nerves and self-doubt, the towering modesty in response to fame, the complexity of an Atlanta patrician, a life richly lived." --Gary M. Pomerantz, author of Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn "The skills of writing and reporting that fans of Ron Rapoport, like me, have come to expect from him over the years--candor, thoughtfulness, insight, perspective, humor--are once again demonstrated and illuminated in The Immortal Bobby. It is an important book about an important sports figure that, typically for Rapoport, goes beyond the confines of sports and fits firmly in the context of our culture." --Ira Berkow, sports columnist and author of Red: A Biography of Red Smith "Here is Bobby Jones as you've never seen him, almost fearful in the fires of competition, and Ron Rapoport shows us how that man became a legend." --Dave Kindred, coauthor (with Tom Callahan) of Around the World in 18 Holes
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Trials and Triumphs of Golf s Greatest Champions

Trials and Triumphs of Golf s Greatest Champions

Keeler, The Bobby Jones Story, 225. 121. Keeler, The Boy's Life of Bobby Jones, 28; Rapoport, The Immortal Bobby, 209. 122. Miller, Triumphant Journey, 120; ...

Author: Lyle Slovick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442261198

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 318

View: 843

Golf can be a vexing and cruel game, and teaches us much about ourselves. It has been described as “a contest calling for courage, skill, strategy and self-control. It is a test of temper, a trial of honor, a revealer of character.” In the end, as with most of life, success hinges on the character and spirit we possess. But how would our tempers be tested if we suffered a career-threatening injury from a near-fatal car accident, as Ben Hogan did in the prime of his life? How would our honor be preserved if we faced constant derision and racism both on and off the golf course, as Charlie Sifford encountered his entire career? How would our character be revealed if cancer robbed us of the ability to play the game we loved, as it did to Babe Didrikson Zaharias? Would we give in to self pity, or persevere and keep going? In Trials and Triumphs of Golf’s Greatest Champions: A Legacy of Hope, Lyle Slovick has pulled together the inspirational stories of six golfers and a caddy whose strength of character sustained them against the physical and emotional trials that threatened both their careers and lives. In an era when many athletes have lost their luster as role models, the people in this book—Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Charlie Sifford, Ken Venturi, and Bruce Edwards—offer lessons in perseverance, dignity, humility, and faith. Slovick tells each of their stories with rich detail, including the childhoods that shaped their characters, their rise in the world of professional golf, the crises they faced in their lives, their struggles to keep doing what they loved, and their refusal to give up. They had their flaws, to be sure. But when faced with a true test of will, all showed a strength that inspired those around them. The first book to gather the stories of these golfers into a single volume, Trials and Triumphs of Golf’s Greatest Champions offers a unique blend of characters who shared the same love for a game that gave them the courage and fortitude they needed to face whatever life threw their way. This book will not only interest golfers and fans of the game, it will also inspire those who have suffered their own personal setbacks and show them they are not alone in their trials.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Immortal Mouth and Other Stories

The Immortal Mouth and Other Stories

"Dad," ten-year-old Bobby asked as they were passing the football back and forth in front of the house, "did you ever have a hero?" "I sure did," his father ...

Author: Joseph Sutton

Publisher: Joseph Sutton

ISBN: 9780887393105

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 208

Joseph Sutton has an eye -- for navel oranges and red rubies, for heroic cats and noble geckoes, for perfect mouths and super-sized bartenders. He has an ear -- for festival rhythms and regional accents, bedtime stories and cautionary tales. He has a heart -- for the pull of tradition and the call of the road, for bright-eyed Greek beauties and unresponsive ladies of the night, for boys becoming men, and writers scraping by Most of all, Joseph Sutton has a voice that emerges strong and true in this remarkable collection of stories.
Categories: Fiction

Bobby s Open

Bobby s Open

... The Masters and the Legacy of Bobby Jones (Triumph Books, Chicago 2000) Matthew, ... New York 1964) Rapoport, R., The Immortal Bobby (John Wiley & Sons, ...

Author: Steven Reid

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781906850319

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 167

TIMES BRITISH SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013 25th June 1926. Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is hosting the world's oldest and most prestigious golf tournament - The Open Championship. A stellar field of players has assembled from both sides of the Atlantic hoping to claim victory, including Walter Hagen, Harry Vardon and a rising young amateur from the USA, Bobby Jones. Already a winner of the US Open and US Amateur Championship, Jones has yet to win a Major event on British soil. To do so now would set him on a path of unrivalled achievement and into the history books as the greatest amateur golfer the world has ever known. As the competition boils down to the penultimate hole on the final day, Bobby must hold his nerve to pull off a miracle recovery shot that will fire his reputation - and that of the golf course - around the world. Bobby's Open is the inspirational story of a golfing legend and one of the game's defining contests. Steven Reid blends social history with sporting biography to portray the most famous sportsman of his time, examining why Jones was so adored and the cruel price he ultimately paid for his genius.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Historical Dictionary of Golf

Historical Dictionary of Golf

Triumphant Journey: The Saga of Bobby Jones and the Grand Slam of Golf. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. Rapoport, Ron. The Immortal Bobby: Bobby ...

Author: Bill Mallon

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874652

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 864

View: 726

Historical Dictionary of Golf—through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, teams, and terminology of the game—is a comprehensive history of golf.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Immortal Game

The Immortal Game

an Chun, “The Madness of King Bobby,” Guardian, online at “I had adjourned game”: Rene observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,6903,870785,00.htm.

Author: David Shenk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307387660

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 352

View: 618

A fresh, engaging look at how 32 carved pieces on a Chess board forever changed our understanding of war, art, science, and the human brain. Chess is the most enduring and universal game in history. Here, bestselling author David Shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. Along the way, he examines a single legendary game that took place in London in 1851 between two masters of the time, and relays his own attempts to become as skilled as his Polish ancestor Samuel Rosenthal, a nineteenth-century champion. With its blend of cultural history and Shenk’s lively personal narrative, The Immortal Game is a compelling guide for novices and aficionados alike.
Categories: Games & Activities

The Immortal Marilyn

The Immortal Marilyn

Her having slept with JFK and his brother Bobby is taken to its most ridiculously logical conclusion with Marilyn, the ultimate erotic goddess, ...

Author: John De Vito

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461706748

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 625

From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, and Clash by Night. She soon shot to international fame and gained prominent roles in a number of classics like The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Some Like It Hot. By the time of her early death in 1962, she had already become established as one of the great icons of the silver screen. Even early in her career, Monroe had been a source of inspiration for playwrights, filmmakers, and others looking to cash in on her tremendous impact. In The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon, authors John DeVito and Frank Tropea chronicle the many representations of Marilyn Monroe in the performing arts, from the 1950s to the present day. In a decade-by-decade review, the authors examine how Marilyn is portrayed in four distinct modes: as herself, as a Roman à Clef character, as a referent, and as a documentary subject. By looking closely at these individual works, the authors reveal the ways in which her persona, her history, and—most of all—her image have been appropriated for both fact and fiction. From an episode of I Love Lucy to Arthur Miller's play The Fall, from adaptations of works by Norman Mailer and Joyce Carol Oates to an ever-growing list of documentaries, Monroe has been the subject of countless depictions on stage, screen, radio, and television. Monroe is adored, imitated, and idolized, and the enormous amount of material written about her—either directly or indirectly—proves that she will continue to be a source of interest and speculation. The first real analysis of all the many complex meanings that Marilyn Monroe has come to assume, this book attempts to encapsulate and understand the enormous influence the actress had on the public and the wide range of creative talents who found her such an intriguing subject. This book
Categories: Performing Arts

Heroes Ballyhoo

Heroes   Ballyhoo

Jones, Robert T., Jr. Bobby Jones on Golf. ... Keeler, O. B. The Bobby Jones Story: The Authorized Biography. ... The Immortal Bobby Jones: Bobby ...

Author: Michael K. Bohn

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597974127

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 534

A handful of star athletes, along with their promoters and journalists, created America's sports entertainment industry during the 1920s, the Golden Age of American sports. The period had an extraordinary impact, profoundly changing individual sports, establishing the secular religion of sports and sports heroes, and helping bond disparate social and regional sectors of the country. It's when sports became a cornerstone of modern American life. Heroes and Ballyhoo profiles the ten most prominent Golden Age heroes and describes their effect on sports and society. Babe Ruth saved baseball after the Black Sox Scandal. Boxer Jack Dempsey made the “sweet science” a respectable sport. Red Grange single-handedly set professional football on a path to eventual success. Knute Rockne helped transform college football from a game to a colossal enterprise. Bobby Jones changed golf into a spectator sport, and Walter Hagen sparked the first national interest in professional golf. Bill Tilden put tennis on the front of the sports section. Tennis player Helen Wills Moody joined swimmer Gertrude Ederle in empowering women athletes. Johnny Weissmuller astonished international swimming before becoming Tarzan. The book also explores the ballyhoo artists—sportswriters, promoters, and press agents—who hyped the stars to a receptive public. Simultaneously, the spectators established themselves as the focus of popular sports. The personalities and events of the 1920s thus created today's entertainment conglomerate of heroes, promoters and advertisers, fans, arenas—and money. Sports as a profit center started with the Golden Age's heroes and PR artists, and the public's obsessive interest in sports helped shape America's emerging mass society. Heroes and Ballyhoo tells the story of what was both a symptom and a cause of modern America.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Rooting for the Home Team

Rooting for the Home Team

Bobby Jones Apparel Company, http://www.b0bbyj0nesshop.com/about/, accessed July 28, 2010. 2. Though Woods's conduct is clearly not a disease, ...

Author: Daniel A. Nathan

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252094859

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 317

Rooting for the Home Team examines how various American communities create and maintain a sense of collective identity through sports. Looking at large cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, and Los Angeles as well as small rural towns, suburbs, and college towns, the contributors consider the idea that rooting for local athletes and home teams often symbolizes a community's preferred understanding of itself, and that doing so is an expression of connectedness, public pride and pleasure, and personal identity. Some of the wide-ranging essays point out that financial interests also play a significant role in encouraging fan bases, and modern media have made every seasonal sport into yearlong obsessions. Celebrities show up for big games, politicians throw out first pitches, and taxpayers pay plenty for new stadiums and arenas. The essays in Rooting for the Home Team cover a range of professional and amateur athletics, including teams in basketball, football, baseball, and even the phenomenon of no-glove softball. Contributors are Amy Bass, Susan Cahn, Mark Dyreson, Michael Ezra, Elliott J. Gorn, Christopher Lamberti, Allison Lauterbach, Catherine M. Lewis, Shelley Lucas, Daniel A. Nathan, Michael Oriard, Carlo Rotella, Jaime Schultz, Mike Tanier, David K. Wiggins, and David W. Zang.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

American Sports A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

American Sports  A History of Icons  Idols  and Ideas  4 volumes

Keeler, O. B. The Bobby Jones Story: The Authorized Biography. Chicago: Triumph Books, 2003. Rapoport, Ron. The Immortal Bobby: Bobby Jones and the Golden ...

Author: Murry R. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313397530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1573

View: 719

America loves sports. This book examines and details the proof of this fascination seen throughout American society—in our literature, film, and music; our clothing and food; and the iconography of the nation.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF

The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF

The spacemen didn't take Bobby Ross to Mars, though. ... and being drafted, and blown to pieces in Viet Nam – Bobby Ross became an immortal.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472100269

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 812

This thought-provoking collection not only takes us into the past and the future, but also explores what might happen if we attempt to manipulate time to our own advantage. These stories show what happen once you start to meddle with time and the paradoxes that might arise. It also raises questions about whether we understand time, and how we perceive it. Once we move outside the present day, can we ever return or do we move into an alternate world? What happens if our meddling with Nature leads to time flowing backwards, or slowing down or stopping all together? Or if we get trapped in a constant loop from which we can never escape. Is the past and future immutable or will we ever be able to escape the inevitable? These are just some of the questions that are raised in these challenging, exciting and sometimes amusing stories by Kage Baker, Simon Clark, Fritz Leiber, Christopher Priest, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Silverberg, Michael Swanwick, John Varley and many others.
Categories: Fiction

American Triumvirate

American Triumvirate

Matthew, Sidney L. The Life and Times of Bobby Jones. ... The Immortal Bobby: Bobby Jones and the Golden Age of Golf New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Author: James Dodson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307957399

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 939

In this celebration of three legendary champions on the centennial of their births in 1912, one of the most accomplished and successful writers about the game explains the circumstances that made each of them so singularly brilliant and how they, in turn, saved not only the professional tour but modern golf itself, thus making possible the subsequent popularity of players from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods. During the Depression—after the exploits of Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones (winning the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1930) had faded in the public’s imagination—golf’s popularity fell year after year, and as a spectator sport it was on the verge of extinction. This was the unhappy prospect facing two dirt-poor boys from Texas and another from Virginia who had dedicated themselves to the game yet could look forward only to eking out a subsistence living along with millions of other Americans. But then lightning struck, and from the late thirties into the fifties these three men were so thoroughly dominant—each setting a host of records—that they transformed both how the game was played and how society regarded it. Sports fans in general are well aware of Hogan and Nelson and Snead, but even the most devoted golfers will learn a great many new things about them here. Their hundredth birthdays will be commemorated throughout 2012—Nelson born in February, Snead in May, and Hogan in August—but as this comprehensive and compelling account vividly demonstrates, they were, and will always remain, a triumvirate for the ages.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Open Question

The Open Question

Middlecoff, Cary. The Golf Swing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice- Hall, 1974. Rapaport, Ron. The Immortal Bobby: Bobby Jones and the Golden Age of Golf.

Author: Peter May

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538137109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 348

Golfing legend Ben Hogan went to his grave believing he had won a record five US Open titles. The USGA says otherwise, and the controversy has endured for over 75 years. In 1942, the United States Golf Association (USGA) cancelled its four golf tournaments for the duration of World War II. But then it did something different in only that year—it sponsored the Hale-America National Open on the same weekend as the cancelled US Open. The great Ben Hogan won that tournament and went to his grave believing he had therefore won a record five US Open titles. In The Open Question, Peter May turns his attention to this controversial, colorful Hale-America National Open of 1942. While providing an in-depth look at the tournament itself, May champions Hogan’s claim to five US Open titles and debunks some questionable assertions that the tournament was not worthy of a US Open. Set against the backdrop of World War II, May also tells the stories of other professional golfers in the tournament and the impact of the war on all their lives. The USGA has never recognized the Hale-America Tournament as an official US Open and remains firm in its stance. It was a decision that bothered Ben Hogan for the rest of his life. The Open Question shows how dominant Ben Hogan was against some of the biggest names in golf, and reveals why he deserves to be recognized as a five-time US Open winner.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY OF BOBBY FISCHER

A PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY OF BOBBY FISCHER

Documentary Interview from Anything to win: The mad genius of Bobby Fischer. Documentary Film, executive producers Stephen Land, Geoffrey Prouid, ...

Author: Joseph G. Ponterotto

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398087418

Category: Games

Page: 224

View: 286

Robert (Bobby) James Fischer was one of the world’s most mysterious and exciting personalities of the middle 20th century. He single handedly ended a 35 year span of Russian domination of elite chess when he defeated Boris Spassky for the World Chess Championship in 1972 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Fischer’s dynamic victory ignited in Americans a passion for the game of chess and a deep pride in being American during the height of the Cold War. The world knows the story of Fischer’s ascent to the pinnacle of chess genius and brilliance, and it knows of his psychological decline into social isolation, paranoia, and likely mental illness. Now, for the first time, through “A Psychobiography of Bobby Fischer: Understanding the Genius, Mystery, and Psychological Decline of a World Chess Champion,” we come to understand the inner workings of Fischer’s mind – the genetic, personal, family, cultural, and political factors that collectively provide a penetrating window into the “why” of Bobby Fischer’s genius and bizarre behavior. Renowned counseling psychologist and author Dr. Joseph G. Ponterotto deconstructs almost every aspect of Fischer’s personal and career life to sculpt an integrative psychological profile of this enigmatic world personality. Though there have been many articles, books, and films on Bobby Fischer, this text represents the first scholarly psychological assessment of the world’s most famous chess champion. Among the topics addressed in the current volume are Bobby’s early family environment and his natural intellectual gifts that predisposed him to genius in chess. Critical to understanding Bobby’s personality development is his relationship with his mother Regina Fischer and his sister Joan Fischer, as well as his relationship to his likely biological father, Paul Felix Nemenyi. These topics are explored in-depth and the impact of these relationships on Bobby’s psychological development is highlighted. Bobby’s later-life internal mental state -- his mistrust, anger, and hatred of Jews – is explored and the origins of this affective state are closely examined. Dr. Ponterotto also provides the first, carefully and cautiously sculpted psychological autopsy of Bobby Fischer relying on modern psychological assessment procedures. Of interest to readers will be a full chapter comparing the genius and mental health challenges of the United States’ two greatest chess champions who lived a century apart, Paul Morphy and Bobby Fischer. This book also explores the topic of the prevalence of mental illness among elite chess players, and provides a critical review of the research on the potential relationship between creativity (a hallmark of chess genius) and vulnerability to mental illness. Finally, Dr. Ponterotto outlines counseling and psychotherapy interventions that very likely could have helped Bobby throughout his life. Though there are numerous biographies on the life of Bobby Fischer, this text represents the first scholarly, systematically derived psychobiography of this great chess champion and enigmatic world personality. The book includes 10 content chapters and select Tables, Figures, and Family Genograms, as well as Appendices providing extensive detail on the life of Bobby Fischer and family. Finally, the book includes some original family photos never before published.
Categories: Games

Bobby

Bobby

That's me sharing a coffee with the immortal Gordie Howe. Underneath that I'm with Maurice Richard and Mr. Hockey again at Canada Post's unveiling of our ...

Author: Bobby Orr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735236196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 202

One of the greatest sports figures of all time at last breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. Number 4. It is just about the most common number in hockey, but invoke that number and you can only be talking about one player -- the man often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game: Bobby Orr. From 1966 through the mid-70s he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. Orr could do things that others simply couldn’t, and while teammates and opponents alike scrambled to keep up, at times they could do little more than stop and watch. Many of his records still stand today and he remains the gold standard by which all other players are judged. Mention his name to any hockey fan – or to anyone in New England – and a look of awe will appear. But skill on the ice is only a part of his story. All of the trophies, records, and press clippings leave unsaid as much about the man as they reveal. They tell us what Orr did, but don’t tell us what inspired him, who taught him, or what he learned along the way. They don’t tell what it was like for a shy small-town kid to become one of the most celebrated athletes in the history of the game, all the while in the full glare of the media. They don’t tell us what it was like when the agent he regarded as his brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin, at the same time his battered knee left him unable to play the game he himself had redefined only a few seasons earlier. They don’t tell about the players and people he learned to most admire along the way. They don’t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today. Orr himself has never put all this into words, until now. After decades of refusing to speak of his past in articles or “authorized” biographies, he finally tells his story, because he has something to share: “I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing along.” In the end, this is not just a book about hockey. The most meaningful biographies and memoirs rise above the careers out of which they grew. Bobby Orr’s life goes far deeper than Stanley Cup rings, trophies and recognitions. His story is not only about the game, but also the age in which it was played. It’s the story of a small-town kid who came to define its highs and lows, and inevitably it is a story of the lessons he learned along the way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Bobby Soxer

The Bobby Soxer

It's the largest up here, a full crypt with a door, inscribed above: See the immortal faces go down, through that portal. My grandfather put up that ...

Author: Hortense Calisher

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480439009

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Hortense Calisher’s revelatory novel of celebrity, small-town values, and a young woman’s coming of age Famous playwright Craig Towle has decided to return to his New Jersey hometown, a suburb of New York City. He arrives with his world-renowned reputation and a new wife who is half his age. It is the 1950s, and the new couple raises plenty of eyebrows—in particular, those of the narrator, an adolescent girl who is full of observations, but not judgments. At the center of this layered novel is the narrator’s unconventional family and their odd fixation on Towle, which goes beyond his mere celebrity. The secrets of their past and the potential involvement of Towle in the family’s lineage intertwine in a potentially devastating turn.
Categories: Fiction

Mike Royko The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984 1997

Mike Royko  The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984 1997

A — The immortal Frank Cornish. ... were on the Bears roster in 1948: Sid Luckman, John Lujack or Bobby Layne? ... A — It was the immortal Bobby Douglass.

Author: Mike Royko

Publisher: Agate Digital

ISBN: 9781572844926

Category: Political Science

Page: 4500

View: 278

Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984–1997 is an expansive new volume of the longtime Chicago news legend’s work. Encompassing thousands of his columns, all of which originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, this is the first collection of Royko work to solely cover his time at the Tribune. Covering politics, culture, sports, and more, Royko brings his trademark sarcasm and cantankerous wit to a complete compendium of his last 14 years as a newspaper man. Organized chronologically, these columns display Royko's talent for crafting fictional conversations that reveal the truth of the small-minded in our society. From cagey political points to hysterical take-downs of "meatball" sports fans, Royko's writing was beloved and anticipated anxiously by his fans. In plain language, he "tells it like it is" on subjects relevant to modern society. In addition to his columns, the book features Royko's obituary and articles written about him after his death, telling the tale of his life and success. This ultimate collection is a must-read for Royko fans, longtime Chicago Tribune readers, and Chicagoans who love the city's rich history of dedicated and insightful journalism.
Categories: Political Science

A Companion to American Sport History

A Companion to American Sport History

With The Immortal Bobby: Bobby Jones and the Golden Age of Golf (2005) Chicago Sun-Times reporter Ron Rapoport joined many other biographers of Bobby Jones.

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118609408

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 916

A Companion to American Sport History presents acollection of original essays that represent the firstcomprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing fieldof American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarshiprelating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars workingin the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonialtimes to the present day, including major sports such as baseball,football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and trackand field Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization,technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sportsbiography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
Categories: History

Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore

The Immortal Legend of the Kray Twins (Arrow, 2011) Martin Peters, Mexico 1970 (Littlehampton, 1970) —— The Ghost of '66, ...

Author: Matt Dickinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446483329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 834

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR ‘Immaculate footballer. Imperial defender. Immortal hero of 1966. Master of Wembley. Captain extraordinary. Gentleman of all time.’ With these words, inscribed beneath the statue of England’s World Cup-winning captain, the nation remembers Bobby Moore. But what do we really know about this iconic figure? Pelé called him the greatest – and fairest – defender he ever played against. His feats for West Ham United and England are legendary and his technical mastery of the game years ahead of its time. Yet off the pitch, Moore knew scandal, bankruptcy, divorce and drink. He endured a string of business failures and maintained links with the East End underworld. Ignored by the football world post-retirement, this great of the game drifted into obscurity and, famously, was never honoured with a knighthood. Acclaimed football writer Matt Dickinson traces the journey of this Essex boy who became the patron saint of English football, peeling away the layers of legend and looking at Moore’s life from all sides – in triumph, in failure, in full. ‘This should be essential, sobering reading for anyone who cares about West Ham, England or English football’ Metro
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands

Before he lapsed into a coma Bobby received Holy Communion and the last Sacraments were administered to him. His family noticed an extraordinary aura of ...

Author: John Feehan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504023924

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 836

“The author of this opinionated examination of the Northern Ireland ethos is self-described as an ‘average Southern Irishman,’ a World War II officer of the Irish army. While researching a book about the mysterious death of Michael Collins, an Irish patriot of an earlier generation, he confronted hard political facts that challenged his opinions about the IRA. However, it was the charismatic Bobby Sands—who died a prisoner while on a hunger strike at Long Kesh the infamous detention camp from which Sands was elected, against all odds, to the British parliament—who became for Feehan and his Southern Irish conscience ‘a kind of moral catalyst.’ With measured polemic, [Feehan] makes understandable a people’s plight and the betrayal of realpolitik on all sides.” —Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction