Over Time: My Life As a Sportswriter by Frank Deford - PDF free download eBook

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Over Time My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Defords remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined Sports...

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ISBN
9780802120151
Publisher
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Book language
English
Pages
288
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PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
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2592 kB

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Over Time My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Defords remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, fresh, and fresh out of Princeton. In 1990, he was Editor-in-Chief of The National Sports Daily, one of the most ambitiousand ill-fatedprojects in the history of American print journalism.

But then, hes enduredwriting ten novels, winning an Emmy (not to mention being a fabled Lite Beer All-Star), and last wee0E5DF194D7 From the Mad Men-like days of SI in the 60s, and the "bush" years of the early NBA, to Defords visit to apartheid South Africa with Arthur Ashe, and his friends brave and tragic death, Over Time is packed with intriguing people and stories. Interwoven through his personal history, Deford lovingly traces the entire arc of American sportswriting from the lurid early days of the Police Gazette, through Grantland Rice and Red Smith and on up to ESPN. This is a wonderful, inspired bookequal parts funny and touchinga treasure for sports fans.

Just like Frank Deford.

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author of eighteen books, Frank Deford has worked in virtually every medium. He is senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated, where his byline first appeared in 1962. A weekly commentator for NPRs Morning Edition, he is also a regular correspondent on the HBO show Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

As a journalist, Deford has won the National Magazine Award for profiles, and has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. Voted by hnning an Emmy (not to mention being a fabled Lite Beer All-Star), and last wee0E5DF194D7 From the Mad Men-like days of SI in the 60s, and the "bush" years of the early NBA, to Defords visit to apartheid South Africa with Arthur Ashe, and his friends brave and tragic death, Over Time is packed with intriguing people and stories. Interwoven through his personal history, Deford lovingly traces the entire arc of American sportswriting from the lurid early days of the Police Gazette, through Grantland Rice and Red Smith and on up to ESPN.

This is a wonderful, inspired bookequal parts funny and touchinga treasure for sports fans. Just like Frank Deford.

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