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Over Time

Author : Frank Deford
ISBN : 9780802194565
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford’s 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 ambitious—and ill-fated—projects in the history of American print journalism. But then, he’s endured: writing ten novels, winning an Emmy (not to mention being a fabled Lite Beer All-Star), and last week he read something like his fourteen-hundredth commentary on NPR’s “Morning Edition.” From the Mad Men-like days of SI in the ‘60s, and the “bush” years of the early NBA, to Deford’s visit to apartheid South Africa with Arthur Ashe, and his friend’s 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 book—equal parts funny and touching—a treasure for sports fans. Just like Frank Deford. Praise for Over Time “Equal doses of self-deprecating humor and anecdotal history of American sports journalism are the essence of Frank Deford's entertaining new memoir.”—Chicago Tribune “Deford is the Holy Grail. He's simply one of the greatest sportswriters of all time. ... [Over Time] has a little bit of everything -- great stories about interviewing everyone from Richard Nixon … to Jerry Jones. … Deford played with the Harlem Globetrotters, introduced the world to Bill Bradley, really disliked Rodney Dangerfield, edited the only national sports daily in our history (The National), and has great takes on the history and characters of Sports Illustrated in its formative years. . . . Deford's the best.”—Peter King, SI.com “He sketches insightful remembrances of stars like Wilt Chamberlain and Billie Jean King and lavishes affection and admiration on Sports Illustrated colleagues Andre Laguerre, Dan Jenkins, and the ‘tortured’ writer Mark Kram … [Deford is] sports writing's Sinatra.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Endearing... Over Time imparts a sense of a life well lived and fully enjoyed.”—New York Times "The mixture of homage to sportswriters who came before him, such as Grantland Rice; sometimes wistful vignettes of sports figures like Arthur Ashe; and his own personal reflections on the evolution of sports journalism combine to offer a cultural perspective that transcends a mere job." —Publishers Weekly (Top 10 in Sports) "Deford's cred is incredible, his accolades deserved... He does not pull a punch when it comes to boxing or even to the tastes-great, less-filling Miller Lite commercials he once made... [Deford] has long been the genuine article." —Los Angeles Times “A cool ride through Deford’s career.”— Minneapolis Star-Tribune “Frank Deford is the best there is. His memoir Over Time is beautiful, funny, poignant and poetic.” —Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and Father's Day “A wonderful book. Over Time is both a treasure and a treasury.”—Sally Jenkins, Washington Post columnist and New York Times bestselling author of It’s Not About the Bike “Frank Deford is the best sportswriter I’ve ever read. If there’s a Mount Rushmore of sportswriting, Deford is up there, purple ties and all.”—Tony Kornheiser

There She Is

Author : Frank Deford
ISBN : UVA:X002549256
Genre : Beauty contests
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"Walking a magic tightrope that never topples him into either derision or credulousness, Frank Deford traces the Miss America contest from its beginnings a half-century ago to the present-from Margaret Gorman in 1921, just turned sixteen and measuring 30-25-32, to Phyllis George, Miss America 1971, 36-24-36." -- dust jacket.

The Heart Of A Champion

Author : Frank Deford
ISBN : 1559718374
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Presents the inspirational stories of great athletes and sports champions from the past seventy-five years who have been featured on Wheaties boxes.

Lite Reading

Author : Frank Deford
ISBN : 0140068139
Genre : Advertising
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A behind-the-scenes look at the popular Lite Beer from Miller television commercials includes anecdotes, quizzes, statistics, and bloopers and a glimpse of the sports figures who have made the campaign a success

An American Summer

Author : Frank Deford
ISBN : 1574904744
Genre : Fiction
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Bliss Remembered A Novel

Author : Frank DeFord
ISBN : 9781590205341
Genre : Fiction
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At the 1936 Berlin Olympics the beautiful Sydney Stringfellow begins an intense love affair with a German but the affair abruptly ends when political forces tear them apart. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics the beautiful Sydney Stringfellow begins an intense love affair with a German but the affair abruptly ends when political forces tear them apart.

American Sports A History Of Icons Idols And Ideas 4 Volumes

Author : Murry R. Nelson
ISBN : 9780313397530
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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America loves sports. This book examines and details the proof of this fascination seen throughout American society—in our literature, film, and music; our clothing and food; and the iconography of the nation.

The Steamer

Author : Andy Furillo
ISBN : 9781595808073
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For nearly sixty years, Bud Furillo wrote and talked about sports in Southern California. For fifteen of those years, he authored a popular column for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner called The Steam Room, which gave him the nickname that lasted him for the rest of his life: “the Steamer.” As a reporter, columnist, editor, and pioneer of sports talk radio, the Steamer dished out insight and understanding to Southern California sports fans while Los Angeles grew into a sports empire. On his watch, L.A. acquired the Rams from Cleveland, the Dodgers from Brooklyn, and the Lakers from Minneapolis. He covered them all while they won championships for the city. In The Steamer: Bud Furillo and the Golden Age of L.A. Sports, Furillo’s son, Andy, himself a longtime newspaperman, uses his father’s lens to give focus to the city’s rise as a sports empire. The Steamer is a history of a great sports town at its most dynamic, told from the point of view of a legendary reporter who used his phenomenal access to reveal the inside story of the greatest athletes and teams to ever play in Los Angeles.

Arthur Ashe

Author : Arthur Ashe
ISBN : 0786700505
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A diary record of the professional tennis star's thoughts and activities during one year of world travel and competition, covers championship matches, world politics, personal opinions, and fellow tennis players

The World S Tallest Midget

Author : Frank Deford
ISBN : 0316179469
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The sportswriter offers a collection of his memorable "Sports Illustrated" articles from the past fifteen years, capturing all the drama inherent in sports and offering profiles of legendary sports figures

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