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The best American sports writing of the century

The best American sports writing of the century

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sports stories,
  • Sports -- Literary collections

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesBest American sports writing.
    Statementedited by David Halberstam ; Glenn Stout, series editor.
    GenreLiterary collections.
    ContributionsHalberstam, David., Stout, Glenn., McGuane, Thomas.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination786 p. ;
    Number of Pages786
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17593917M
    OCLC/WorldCa43765866

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Heinz, Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin. Pulitzer Prize—winning author Halberstam (Playing for Keeps,etc.) and series editor Glenn Stout take a slight detour from the annual edition to cull what they believe to be the century’s best sportswriting from newspapers and magazines. The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction.

Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best pieces to publish.

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