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ISBN: 0809324911Издательство: Southern Illinois University Press
Год издания: 2003
Book DescriptionOriginally published in 1981 and long out of print, this dual autobiography covers five unforgettable decades of the New York sporting life from 1915 to 1965. Told initially from the point of view of Frank Graham, premier sportswriter forThe New York Sun, A Farewell to Heroes also includes the chronicles of Frank, Jr., who picks up the narrative as he becomes a sports journalist in his own right. Frank Graham, Sr., was a self-taught writer known for his uncanny ability to capture thehigh drama of a game-winning play or the color of a fight mob?s conversation in spare, straightforward prose. As a reporter, he covered the rough-and-tumble Giants of John McGraw?s day and continued through boxing?s greatest era, spanning the reigns of Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis. As the younger Frank tells more of the story, we watch Lou Gehrig take Babe Ruth?s place as the Yankees? star and then trace his glorious career to its tragic conclusion. We see...