Games We Used to Play: A Lover's Quarrel with the World of Sports

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Ticknor & Fields, 1992 - Sports & Recreation - 274 pages
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In this first collection of his sports pieces, the bestselling author of The Boys of Summer offers colorful and often controversial portraits of many of the greatest sports figures of our time, including Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, while reflecting on the cultural and political context in which they played.

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GAMES WE USED TO PLAY: Four Decades of Sports Writing

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Even his fans may be surprised at the very high quality of the work Kahn (The Boys of Summer, Joe & Marilyn, etc.) has done over the years. In the anthology at hand, the author collects more than two ... Read full review

Games we used to play: a lover's quarrel with the world of sport

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While Kahn's memoir of the Brooklyn Dodgers, The Boys of Summer ( LJ 2/15/72) is a sports classic, many of his other books have been mediocre. It is refreshing, therefore, to read these essays ... Read full review


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Roger Kahn is the award-winning author of The Boys of Summer, the classic bestseller about Jackie Robinson, the Dodgers and growing up in Brooklyn. He is the author of many other books whose subjects range from baseball to political activism, including Joe & Marilyn: A Memory of Love about the courtship and marriage of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe and A Flame of Pure Fire, A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 1999 about boxing great Jack Dempsey.

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