The Best American Sports Writing 2014

The Best American Sports Writing 2014

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by Christopher McDougall
     
 

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“Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the sports collection.” — Booklist

“An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting.” — Kirkus Reviews

From more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, Christopher

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“Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the sports collection.” — Booklist

“An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting.” — Kirkus Reviews

From more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, Christopher McDougall, best-selling author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, hand-selected the very best sports journalism of the past year.

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Library Journal
10/15/2014
Journalist McDougall (Born To Run) takes the reins as the editor of the 24th installment of the renowned sports series. He presents 25 notable articles from publications such as The New Yorker, the New York Times, Outside, and Runner's World magazines as well as blogs such as Deadspin and Grantland. Overall, this is a fairly somber collection of subjects: the aftermath of the 2013 Boston marathon bombings; the disappearance of a man during the annual Mount Marathon Race in Seward, AK; the suicide of NASCAR driver Dick Trickle; the suspension of former Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice Jr.; and the quick rise and hard fall of boxing promoter Don King. Articles on lesser-known sports—street ball, backgammon, and big-wave surfing—make an appearance as well, as does an insightful piece from Rolling Stone on the media circus surrounding former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, whose legal troubles and murder convictions have haunted him for the past year. Each story in this volume attempts on some level to explain how sports can illuminate some facet of life, either in general, or at the level of specific individuals. VERDICT Recommended for avid sports fans and readers of narrative nonfiction.—John Helling, Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Cty. P.L., IN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544147003
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Series:
Best American Sports Writing Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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GLENN STOUT is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912.

CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL is the best-selling author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. He has also written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, and New York Magazine.
 

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