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The Resource The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese, edited by Michael Rosenwald, (electronic resource)

The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese, edited by Michael Rosenwald, (electronic resource)

Label
The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese
Title
The silent season of a hero
Title remainder
the sports writing of Gay Talese
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Rosenwald
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of America's most acclaimed writers and journalists, Gay Talese has been fascinated by athletes throughout his life. At age fifteen he became a sports reporter for the weekly Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger; four years later, as sports editor of the University of Alabama's Crimson-White, he began to employ techniques, such as establishing a "scene" with minute details, that would later make him famous." "As a sports reporter for the New York Times, Talese was drawn to individuals at poignant and vulnerable moments rather than to the spectacle of sports. Boxing held special appeal, and his Esquire pieces on Joe Louis and Floyd Patterson in decline won praise, as would his 1996 essay "Ali in Havana," chronicling Muhammad Ali's visit with Fidel Castro. His profile of Joe DiMaggio, "The Silent Season of a Hero," perfectly captured the great ballplayer in his remote retirement and displayed Talese's journalistie brilliance. More recently, Talese traveled to China to track down and chronicle the female soccer player who missed a penalty kick that would have won China the 1999. World Cup." "Gathering Talese's writing over more than six decades, from high school and college columns to his signature adult journalism---and including several never-before-published pieces, a new introduction by the author, and notes on the background of his writing---The Silent Season of a Hero is a unique and indispensable collection for sports fans and those who enjoy the heights of journalism."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Talese, Gay
Dewey number
070.4/49796
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV742.42.T38
LC item number
S55 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rosenwald, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Talese, Gay
  • Sportswriters
  • Journalists
  • Sports
Label
The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese, edited by Michael Rosenwald, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Sports gay-zing -- The .200 hitter -- The loser -- Stories with real names -- The greatest -- Ali in Habana -- Overtime -- Swan song for Gay Talese
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 308 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802778390
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D01D3CB4-94F7-4A11-AA34-2280C5BBFBE8
System control number
  • 1429401
  • (OCoLC)756928860
  • (OCoLC)ocn756928860
  • 1429401
Label
The silent season of a hero : the sports writing of Gay Talese, edited by Michael Rosenwald, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Sports gay-zing -- The .200 hitter -- The loser -- Stories with real names -- The greatest -- Ali in Habana -- Overtime -- Swan song for Gay Talese
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 308 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802778390
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D01D3CB4-94F7-4A11-AA34-2280C5BBFBE8
System control number
  • 1429401
  • (OCoLC)756928860
  • (OCoLC)ocn756928860
  • 1429401

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