The Minority Quarterback, and Other Lives in Sports

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I.R. Dee, Jan 1, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 307 pages
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An abundant collection of stories from the pages of the New York Times that transcend what we know as sportswriting. Mr. Berkow has a clear understanding of the games he reports, but he also has a sharp eye for the lives of the players, an appreciation of the larger social context, and not least an affinity for the well-turned phrase. Ira Berkow is among the best a Sondheim of the sports page. George F. Will. I follow Ira Berkow in the Times with unfailing interest. Saul Bellow. If there's anyone doing sports who is even close, I haven't read him. Mike Royko."

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Berkow, a columnist for the New York Times for 20 years and the celebrated author of more than two dozen books, offers an engaging compilation of pieces about a variety of experiences that touch ... Read full review

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Great essays on sports in America. One of the best sports books you'll ever read. Read full review

Contents

Fergie Jenkinss Twist in the Road
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Jack Lazorko Doesnt Pitch Here Anymore
15
A World Away from the Series
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Copyright

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About the author (2002)

David Shields is the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including "Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season, Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity," and "Dead Languages: A Novel," Ira Berkow is a sports columnist for the "New York Times" and the author of "To the Hoop: Seasons of a Basketball Life" and "Court Vision: Unexpected Views on the Lure of Basketball,

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