The Norton Book of Sports

The Norton Book of Sports

by George Plimpton (Editor)

Hardcover(1st Edition)

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Plimpton's incredible compilation of the best sports writing ever.

When it comes to popularity, American enthusiasm for sports is right up there with mom and apple pie. From this long love affair with the games of men and boys—and, increasingly, women—has sprung a vast literature that moves across fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393030402
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/17/1992
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

George Plimpton was an American journalist, actor, editor, and writer. Well-known for helping to found The Paris Review and for his sports writing, Plimpton died from natural causes in 2003.

Date of Birth:

March 18, 1927

Date of Death:

September 25, 2003

Place of Birth:

New York, NY

Place of Death:

New York, NY


B.A. in English Literature, Harvard University, 1950; Master's degree, Cambridge University, 1952

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