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Farewell to Sport
By Paul Gallico and Zachary Michael Jack (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bison Books
Publication date December 1, 2008
Pages 346
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780803267619
ISBN-10 0803267614
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Original list price $21.95
Other format details university press
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For fourteen 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 twenty-six 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, thirty-seven seconds).


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With Paul Gallico | from Bison Books (December 1, 2008)
9780803267619 | details & prices | 346 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $21.95
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