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The Norton Book of Sports

The Norton Book of Sports
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780393030402
ISBN 10: 393030407
Edition: 1st
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 1992-06-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 492
List Price: $45.00

When it comes to popularity, American enthusiasm for sports is right up there with mom and apple pie. From this long love affair with the games of men and boys--and, ...

Library Journal

Collections of diverse sports stories are relatively uncommon, perhaps because the average fan is interested only in one or two major sports. The average sports fan would be the loser in this case, because editor Plimpton has assembled a ``cracker jack'' lineup of tales that will appeal not only to the sports enthusiast, but to the general reader. The classic modern sports writers (Roger Angell, W.P. Kinsella, Roger Kahn) are included, but one is pleased that writings of Robert Bly, Thomas Wolfe, James Joyce, and James Thurber are also included. The arrangement is unique, with four sections representing the four seasons of the year, the stories of which typify the sports of those seasons. Some readers may quibble with a few selections, but most are quite representative, and many sports are covered. This compilation is highly recommended for all collections, particularly those of public and school libraries.-- William O. Scheeren, Hempfield Area H.S. Lib., Greensburg, Pa.