Red: A Biography of Red Smith
In Red, the personality, career, and world of one of America's best writers and most honored sports journalists are brought warmly to life. From Red Smith’s first story for the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1927 to his last column for the New York Times five days before his death in 1982, his inimitable style graced the country’s sports pages for over half a century. Even in his e...more
Usually a god biography will contain funny anecdotes and unknown facts about what happened to a person. But rare is the biography that gets into the subject's mind. Here, Berkow frequently seems to be able to channel what it was that made Smith so beloved.
On the other hand, even at its reasonable length, it seems too long. And Berkow seems ...more