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All Those Mornings . At the Post; The Twentieth Century in Sports From Famed Washington Post Columnist Shirley Povich

Povich, Shirley and Povich, Lynn (Editor), and Povich, Maury (Editor), and Povich, David (Editor), and Solomon, George (Editor)

Published by PublicAffairs, New York, 2005
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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xxvi, 404, [2] pages. Illustrations. Index. Introduction by Tony Kornheiser. Introduction by Michael Wilbon. Inscribed on fep by David Povich. Shirley Lewis Povich (July 15, 1905 - June 4, 1998) was an American sports columnist and reporter for The Washington Post. Povich joined the Post as a reporter in 1923 during his second year as a Georgetown University law student, and in 1925 was named Editor of Sports. In 1933, he became a sports columnist, a responsibility that continued until his death. In 1944, Povich took on the assignment of war correspondent for The Washington Post in the Pacific Theater. Following World War II, he returned to his sports desk. He was the sports editor for the Post for forty-one years. He celebrated his retirement in 1973, but continued to write more than 500 pieces and cover the World Series for the Post. He would write about both the modern game and memories of years past. At the time of his death, he was one of few working writers who had covered Babe Ruth. His final column was in the Post the day after his death at age 92. A collection of his columns, All Those Mornings.At the Post was published in 2005. Derived from a Kirkus review: As Post readers once knew, Shirley Povich was practically synonymous with the sports pages. Hired after caddying a golf match between New York Post publisher Joseph Pulitzer and Washington Post publisher Edward McLean and being genially argued over, Povich went to work in D.C. in 1922 in that most legendary of ways: "Go up to the city room," an editor barked when he showed up, "and tell Mr. Fitzgerald you're the new copyboy he's been asking for." Four years later, Povich was sports editor, and seven decades later, he was still at his desk, dying in 1998 just after finishing a column. Povich covered an extraordinary range of events, some history-making. One was the 1938 run at Pimlico between Seabiscuit and War Admiral. Another was the 1924 World Series, in which, for the first and only time, the Washington Senators won the title, thanks to pitcher Walter Johnson. Strong on being in the right place at the right time-and in sheer longevity, he also certainly knew his stuff. He knew his readers, too: a perfect item for all those Washingtonians who miss reading Povich over their morning coffee. Bookseller Inventory # 74817

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Title: All Those Mornings . At the Post; The ...

Publisher: PublicAffairs, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Third Printing [stated].

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