Grantland Rice and His Heroes: The Sportswriter as Mythmaker in the 1920s

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 130 pages
With no way for fans to verify their facts, the sportswriters of the 1920s enjoyed a near monopoly on sports news. Journalist Mark Inabinett explores the incomparable Grantland Rice's role in creating the legends that surrounded six sports stars--Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones, Bill Tilden, Red Grange, and Knute Rockne. Photographs.
 

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Rice was a leading sportswriter of the so-called "Golden Age of Sports." Now, 40 years after Rice's death in 1954, Inabinett pays tribute to Rice's prose and poetry, which transformed the decade's ... Read full review

Contents

Grantland Rice
1
The Golden Age
13
Jack Dempsey
25
Babe Ruth
37
Bobby Jones
50
BillTilden
63
Red Grange
74
KnuteRockne
87
Rices Legacy
99
Illustrations
129
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