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No Cheering in the Press Box
Paul Gallico, Shirley Povich, Ford Frick, Red Smith, Jimmy Cannon: these are among the twenty-four sportswriters Jerome Holtzman interviewed, reporters who were most active in what's known as the Golden Age of Sports, the time between the two world wars when newspapers, not TV, re-created the drama of the boxing ring, the racetrack, and, above all, the baseball field. This ...more
Paperback, 363 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Henry Holt & Company
(first published January 1st 1974)
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Oral history interviews with about 20 famous sportswriters. These types of books ("The Glory of Their Times") are always told with a breezy, nostalgic style. Great memories from the Golden Age of sports and sports reporting. Rated by Sports Illustrated a few years ago as one of the top 100 sports books ever written -- and well-deserved.