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Overtime: A Twentieth-Century Sports Odyssey

Overtime: A Twentieth-Century Sports Odyssey

by Peter Schwed

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of essays, some of which appeared in different form in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, World Tennis and other periodicals, is from an author who has also edited over 50 sports books. Born in 1911, he grew up in the golden age of sports and developed an interest in virtually every sport, becoming an excellent badminton and tennis player. He writes most entertainingly about his own forays onto field and court, his heroes (he makes a compelling case for pole-vaulter Cornelius Warmerdam as the greatest athlete ever) and the sports figures he has known, including Branch Rickey, Ted Williams and Nancy Lopez. Schwed's delicious sense of anecdote makes his book a total delight to read. (October 25)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Schwed, former publisher of Simon & Schuster and editor of many sports books, provides reminiscences and anecdotes of his many years as a sports' observer. Although numerous famous sporting names appearTed Williams, Bill Tilden, Branch Rickey, Jack Nicklaus, to mention just a fewSchwed is more concerned with his personal memories and how his own life was affected. One outstanding segment deals with his longing for the simplicity of sports in days gone by; another is on the triumphs of sports losers. Much of the material is familiar, but the warmth and humor of these memoirs come across on almost every page. A good choice for public libraries. Samuel Simons, Memorial Hall Lib . , Andover, Mass.

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Beaufort Books, Incorporated
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