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Mad Ducks and Bears: Football Revisited
     

Mad Ducks and Bears: Football Revisited

by George Plimpton
 

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Mad Ducks and Bears is the engaging companion to George Plimpton's Paper Lion. In this book, Plimpton's personal favorite, he rejoins two of his football teammates from the Detroit Lions, linemen John Gordy and Alex Karras, to talk about their careers in this sometimes brutal, always fascinating game. Mad Ducks and Bears is a more reflective, less madcap book than

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Mad Ducks and Bears is the engaging companion to George Plimpton's Paper Lion. In this book, Plimpton's personal favorite, he rejoins two of his football teammates from the Detroit Lions, linemen John Gordy and Alex Karras, to talk about their careers in this sometimes brutal, always fascinating game. Mad Ducks and Bears is a more reflective, less madcap book than what we have come to expect from Plimpton - but no less truthful and searching. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 256 pages)

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"Plimpton has done it again."—Sports Illustrated"

[An] irreverent and roguish account of the lives of the two linemen.... Pure gold."—Chicago Tribune"

A delight—more entertaining, if possible, than I remembered... the reader leaves George Plimpton's wide world of sports with deep reluctance.... His prose is as elegant and seemingly effortless as Ted Williams's swing or an Arnold Palmer iron shot.... His teammates recede—like the old baseball players vanishing into the cornfield in Field of Dreams, taking their magical world with them but living on in fond memory."—Edward Kosner, Wall Street Journal"

Sports memoirs, like humor collections, rarely outlive their authors, but Plimpton's books have aged gracefully and even matured. Today they have the additional (and unintended) appeal of vivid history, bearing witness to a mythical era."—Nathaniel Rich, New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558212404
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.64(d)

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Meet the Author

George Plimpton (1927-2003) was the bestselling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of the Paris Review. He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 18, 1927
Date of Death:
September 25, 2003
Place of Birth:
New York, NY
Place of Death:
New York, NY
Education:
B.A. in English Literature, Harvard University, 1950; Master's degree, Cambridge University, 1952

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