Red: A Biography of Red Smith

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U of Nebraska Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
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In Red, the personality, career, and world of one of America's best writers and most honored sports journalists are brought warmly to life. From Red Smith?s first story for the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1927 to his last column for the New York Times five days before his death in 1982, his inimitable style graced the country?s sports pages for over half a century. Even in his earliest column, his writing showed evidence of the wit, clarity, and eloquence that would become his hallmarks. In 1976 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. The people who appear throughout Red comprise a distinguished twentieth-century hall of fame: Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe Louis, Ernest Hemingway, Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, and Damon Runyon. A biography of one of this country?s finest writers, Red is also American history of a rich and lasting sort.
 

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Smith won the Pulitzer Prize in 1976. His career spanned 55 years, from the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1927 to the New York Herald Tribune in 1945 to the New York Times in 1971 until his death in 1982. The ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1
3
CHAPTER 2
17
CHAPTER 3
30
CHAPTER 4
45
CHAPTER 5
57
CHAPTER 6
66
CHAPTER 7
96
CHAPTER 8
116
CHAPTER 12
194
CHAPTER 13
215
CHAPTER 14
222
CHAPTER 15
235
CHAPTER 16
249
CHAPTER 17
264
CHAPTER 18
275
CHAPTER 19
285

CHAPTER 9
135
CHAPTER 10
153
CHAPTER 11
171

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About the author (2007)

Ira Berkow recently retired after twenty-six years as a sports columnist and feature writer for the New York Times. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for his reporting, he has written numerous books, including Court Vision: Unexpected Views on the Lure of Basketball, available in a Bison Books edition, and most recently a memoir, Full Swing: Hits, Runs and Errors in a Writer's Life.

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