Bang the Drum Slowly

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U of Nebraska Press, 2003 - Fiction - 243 pages
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Henry Wiggen, hero of The Southpaw and the best-known fictional baseball player in America, is back again, throwing a baseball ?with his arm and his brain and his memory and his bluff for the sake of his pocket and his family.? More than a novel about baseball, Bang the Drum Slowly is about the friendship and the lives of a group of men as they each learn that a teammate is dying of cancer.°Bang the Drum Slowly was chosen as one of the top one hundred sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated and appears on numerous other lists of best baseball fiction. In the introduction to this new Bison Books edition Mark Harris discusses the making of the classic 1973 film starring Robert DeNiro, based on his screen adaptation of the book. Also available in Bison Books editions are The Southpaw, It Looked Like For Ever.
  

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When we rejoin Henry Wiggen he is now married to Holly and she is three months pregnant. Henry has been in the big leagues for several years and sells insurance on the side. His friend and fellow ... Read full review

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[Bang the Drum Slowly] by Mark Harris First line: ~Me and Holly were laying around in bed around 10 A.M. on a Wednesday morning when the call come (sic) ~ I saw the film, with Michael Moriarity and ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
3
CHAPTER 2
14
CHAPTER 3
24
CHAPTER 4
38
CHAPTER 5
52
CHAPTER 6
72
CHAPTER 7
93
CHAPTER 8
104
CHAPTER 10
128
CHAPTER 11
138
CHAPTER 12
153
CHAPTER 13
174
Chapter 14
189
CHAPTER 15
197
CHAPTER 16
215
CHAPTER 17
228

CHAPTER 9
118

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About the author (2003)

Mark Harris (1922-2007)°is the author of a famous quartet of baseball novels?including It Looked Like Forever?as well as Something about a Soldier, Speed,°and The Talemaker. All are available as Bison Books.

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