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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 the author'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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deford, Frank
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deford, Frank
  • Sportswriters
  • Sports journalism
Label
Over time : my life as a sportswriter, Frank Deford as told to Frank Deford
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1345466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
354 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802120151
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1345466
  • (OCoLC)757477099
Label
Over time : my life as a sportswriter, Frank Deford as told to Frank Deford
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1345466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
354 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802120151
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1345466
  • (OCoLC)757477099

Library Locations

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