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

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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 leading athletes into popular heroes. After summarizing his fellow Southerner's career, Inabinett profiles six men who became idols during Rice's tenure: Babe Ruth, Red Grange, Knute Rockne, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, and Bill Tilden. Rice's own story is told in The Tumult and the Shouting (1954). This slim, nostalgic effort may appeal to libraries buying sports history.
Morey Berger, St. Joseph's Hosp. Lib., Tucson
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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9780870498497: Grantland Rice and His Heroes: The Sportswriter as Mythmaker in the 1920s (Literature and Theory)

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ISBN 10:  0870498495 ISBN 13:  9780870498497
Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press, 1994
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