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The John Lardner Reader free pdf This collection marks the return to print of John Lardner, one of America's press box giants, a classic stylist whose wry humour and tireless reporting helped elevate sports-writing to art. The brilliant W. C. Heinz called Lardner "the best of us." This book shows why. Lardner applied his singular touch not only to his era's icons---Joe Louis, Ted Williams, Satchel Paige---but to the scamps, eccentrics, hustlers, and con men in the shadow of sports. Whether in snappy columns or leisurely magazine pieces, Lardner held sport of every description up to the light, forever changing the way people wrote, read, and thought about their heroes, from superstars to scrappers. These forty-nine pieces represent sports-writing at the top of its game.

About John Lardner

John Lardner (1913-60), the son of legendary humorist Ring Lardner, was a columnist for "Newsweek"- a frequent and much-honored contributor to the "New Yorker," "True," and "Sport"- and the author of "It Beats Working, Strong Cigars and Lovely Women," and "White Hopes and Other Tigers." John Schulian's work has been included in "Best American Sports Writing" and "Sports Illustrated's Fifty Years of Great Writing." His "Twilight of the Long-ball Gods: Dispatches from the Disappearing Heart of Baseball" is available in a Bison Books edition. Dan Jenkins is the author of "Jenkins at the Majors: 60 Years of the World's Best Golf Writing, from Hogan to Tiger."

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Author : John Lardner
Publisher : Bison Books
Data Published : 25 November 2010
ISBN : 0803230478
EAN : 9780803230477
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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