Renegades: My Wild Trip from Professor to New Journalist with Outrageous Visits from Clint Eastwood, Reggie Jackson, Larry Flynt, and Other American Icons
After spending time as a professor in upstate New York, Robert Ward decided to give journalism a try.
What followed were two decades of assignments for New Times, GQ, SPORT, Rolling Stone, and other publications, covering the biggest stars of the sporting, music, art, and film worlds. This collection includes Ward's celebrated story on Reggie Jackson that nearly tore the New York Yankees apart (and was later brought to life in an ESPN miniseries "The Bronx Is Burning"); a profile of the "outlaw" country music movement of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, and David Allan Coe; and an insightful feature on Hustler publisher Larry Flynt as a young pornographer that almost cost Ward his life.
Also included are essays about the former premier of Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky trying to adjust to life in California; an aging Lee Marvin dealing with the survivor's guilt from his time in World War II; and profiles of LeRoy Neiman, Robert Mitchum, and a variety of fringe characters on the American scene.
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Introduction from Roy Blount Ir
The Yawn Patrol
The Passing of Baltimores Block
The Mount Kisco Sting
Marshal Ky Amongst the Roses
Grossing Out with Publishings Hottest Hustler
The Playboy of the Western Art World
The Bird Is the Word
Zombies Every Sunday
The Oakland Raiders Charming Assassin
The Night the Lights Went Out in Baltimore
Down at the End of Lonely Street
A Fistful of Critics
Reggie Iackson in NoMans Land
Pete Maravich Is Still Magic
Son of the Invisible Man
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