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Farewell to Sport (Essay index reprint series)

Paul Gallico

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ISBN 10: 0836919262 / ISBN 13: 9780836919264
Published by Books for Libraries Press, 1970
Condition: Very good+ Hardcover
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Title: Farewell to Sport (Essay index reprint ...

Publisher: Books for Libraries Press

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good+

Dust Jacket Condition: no dust jacket

Edition: Reprint

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For 14 years during the golden age of sports, Paul Gallico was one of America's ace sportswriters. He saw them all—the stars and the hams, the immortals and the phonies in boxing, wrestling, baseball, football, golf, tennis, and every other field of muscular endeavor in which men and women try to break hearts and necks for cash or glory. Then in 1937, at the height of his game (and the height of the payroll), Gallico suddenly and famously called it quits and left the New York Daily News. But before he departed the world of sports, he left his legions of fans one last hurrah: a collection of his best sports essays called, appropriately, Farewell to Sport.

Here, in 26 chapters, every major and minor sport is covered. Included are sketches of Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Tex Rickard, and Jack Sharkey, written in an accessible, conversational style. Often credited with creating "participatory journalism", Gallico would play golf with Bobby Jones, catch Major League pitcher Dizzy Dean's fastball, swim with Johnny Weissmuller, play tennis with Helen Wills, catch passes from quarterback Benny Friedman, and box with Jack Dempsey (he lasted one minute, 37 seconds).

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