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Fathers & Sons & Sports

Great Writing By Buzz Bissinger, John Ed Bradley, Bill Geist, Donald Hall, Mark Kriegel, Norman Maclean And Others ; Introduction By Mike Lupica.
Ever since the first caveman picked up the first rock and tossed it to the first caveson, sports has forged a powerful link between generations of men. And ever since the advent of the sports page, those experiences have been lovingly chronicled by exceptional writers like poet laureate Donald Hall, Pulitzer prizewinner Buzz Bissinger, and classic American author Norman Maclean.

In Fathers & Sons & Sports, ESPN collects the very best of those stories: page after page of unforgettable tales about fathers sending their sons off to battle, sons who dared to challenge their fathers in competition, boys and men finding a common language in a shared passion. From the Little League diamond to the local fishing hole to the high school wrestling mat to the collegiate gridiron, from the backyards of America to the most famous stadiums in the world, these stories all share one thing: breathtaking insight into what makes sports an essential part of life.

This book is a testament to why and how men bond over sports--a stunning mix of observation and discovery, humor and pathos, literature and journalism--introduced by best-selling columnist Mike Lupica, who just so happens to be a father and a son himself.

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9781933060477


Format: Book
Summary: ESPN has collected the very best sport stories from the sport pages. Unforgettable tales about fathers sending their sons off to battle, sons who dared to challenge their fathers in competition, boys and men finding a common language in a shared passion. From the Little League diamond to the local fishing hole to the high school wrestling mat to the collegiate gridiron, from the backyards of America to the most famous stadiums in the world, these stories all share one thing: breathtaking insight into what makes sports an essential part of life.
Title: Fathers & sons & sports : great writing by Buzz Bissinger, John Ed Bradley, Bill Geist, Donald Hall, Mark Kriegel, Norman Maclean and others ; introduction by Mike Lupica.
Publisher Date: New York : ESPN Books, c2008.
Subject: Sports -- United States Fathers and sons -- United States Sports stories Sports journalism -- United States
Isbn: 9781933060477 (hc) 1933060476 (hc)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 796.0973 Fat
Oclc: 228406876
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Bib Id: 300032

Format: Book
Summary: ESPN has collected the very best sport stories from the sport pages. Unforgettable tales about fathers sending their sons off to battle, sons who dared to challenge their fathers in competition, boys and men finding a common language in a shared passion. From the Little League diamond to the local fishing hole to the high school wrestling mat to the collegiate gridiron, from the backyards of America to the most famous stadiums in the world, these stories all share one thing: breathtaking insight into what makes sports an essential part of life.
Title: Fathers & sons & sports : great writing by Buzz Bissinger, John Ed Bradley, Bill Geist, Donald Hall, Mark Kriegel, Norman Maclean and others ; introduction by Mike Lupica.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : ESPN Books, c2008.
Description: 296 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Sports -- United States
Subjects: Fathers and sons -- United States
Subjects: Sports stories
Subjects: Sports journalism -- United States
Other Author: Bissinger, H. G.
Other Author: Bradley, John Ed
Other Author: Geist, Woody
Other Author: Hall, Donald
Other Author: Kriegel, Mark
Other Author: MacLean, Norman
Other Author: Lupica, Mike
Other Author: ESPN (Television network)
Other Title: Fathers and sons and sports
Contents: Introduction / Mike Lupica -- Flip turn / Ron Reagan -- Mailer vs. Mailer / John Buffalo Mailer -- Friday night lights / Buzz Bissinger -- Fathers playing catch with sons / Donald Hall -- A father's small hope / Paul Solotaroff -- Little league confidential / Bill Geist -- A river runs through it / Norman Maclean -- After Jackie / Henry Aaron as told to Cal Fussman -- Dirty moves / James Brown -- It never rains in Tiger Stadium / John Ed Bradley -- Worlds apart / Tom Friend -- Blood horses / John Jeremiah Sullivan -- Pistol : the life of Pete Maravich / Mark Kriegel -- Holy ground / Wright Thompson -- A father's gift / Jeremy Schaap -- Tangled up in blue / Peter Richmond -- King's gambit / Paul Hoffman -- My dad, the bookie / Michael J. Agovino -- The last shot / Darcy Frey -- Bo knows / Steve Wulf.
ISBN: 9781933060477 (hc)
ISBN: 1933060476 (hc)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 796.0973 Fat