Red: a biography of Red Smith

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G.K. Hall, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 475 pages
In Red, the life, 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

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