Red: A Biography of Red Smith

Red: A Biography of Red Smith

by Ira Berkow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803260407

ISBN-13: 9780803260405

Pub. Date: 12/01/2007

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


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…  See more details below

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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 earliest column, his writing showed evidence of the wit, clarity, and eloquence that would become his hallmarks. In 1976 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism.
 
The people who appear throughout Red comprise a distinguished twentieth-century hall of fame: Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe Louis, Ernest Hemingway, Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, and Damon Runyon. A biography of one of this country’s finest writers, Red is also American history of a rich and lasting sort.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803260405
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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