Pumping Granite: And Other Portraits of People at Play

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Texas Tech University Press, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 291 pages
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From rock climbing to rodeo, sumo wrestling to slow-pitch softball, boomerangs to bowling, this collection of articles by one of America's leading journalists probes the lives of people at play. From arctic Alaska to an island in the Bahamas, these pieces crawl into the more remote nooks and crannies of our culture, showing what our sporting passions and obsessions say about us as individuals and as a society. Funky, fascinating, heroic, and compassionate, Pumping Granite is a one-of-a-kind book about men, women, and children and the unusual games they play.

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About the author (1994)

Michael D Orso is the author of sixteen books, which include Oceana", Plundering Paradise", and The Cost of Courage". His work has been featured or reviewed in The New Yorker", Time", Newsweek", Sports Illustrated", and other publications.

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