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From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chiacago's Best Sports Writing

Rapoport, Ron

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ISBN 10: 022603660X / ISBN 13: 9780226036601
Editorial: Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2013
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Título: From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of ...

Editorial: Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks?there?s no city like Chicago when it comes to sports. Generation after generation, Chicagoans pass down their almost religious allegiances to teams, stadiums, and players, along with stories of the city?s best (and worst) sports moments. And every one of those moments?every come-from-behind victory, every crushing defeat?has been chronicled by Chicago?s unparalleled sportswriters.
            In From Black Sox to Three-Peats, veteran Chicago sports columnist Ron Rapoport assembles one hundred of the best columns and articles from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Daily News, Chicago Defender, and other papers to tell the unforgettable story of a century of Chicago sports. From Ring Lardner to Rick Telander, Westbrook Pegler to Bob Verdi, Mike Royko to Skip Bayless, Arch Ward to Rick Morrissey, Wendell Smith to John Schulian, Jeannie Morris to Melissa Isaacson, Brent Musburger to Bob Greene, Jack Griffin to Mike Downey, and on and on, this collection reminds us that Chicago sports fans have enjoyed a wealth of talent not just on the field, but in the press box as well. Through their stories we relive the betrayal of the Black Sox, the cocksure power of the ?85 Bears, the assassin?s efficiency of Jordan?s Bulls, the Blackhawks? stunning reclamation of the Stanley Cup, the Cubs? century of futility?all as seen in the moment, described and interpreted on the spot by some of the most talented writers ever to grace a sports page. We also meet again many of the iconic athletes and coaches whose names became synonymous with Chicago sports over the decades, and we have several memorable encounters with its passionate fans.

Sports are the most ephemeral of news events: once you know the outcome, the drama is gone. But every once in a while, there are those games, those teams, those players that make it into something more?and great writers can transform those fleeting moments into lasting stories that become part of the very identity of a city. From Black Sox to Three-Peats is Chicago history at its most exciting and celebratory. No Chicago sports fan should be without it.

Contributors:

Phil Arvia, Lacy J. Banks, Skip Bayless, Taylor Bell,Terry Boers, Mark Brown, Warren Brown, Dan Burley, John P. Carmichael, David Condon, Greg Couch, James Crusinberry, Steve Daley, Mike Downey, Charles Dryden, Tom Fitzpatrick, Hugh S. Fullerton,  Bill Gleason, Joe Goddard, Bob Greene,  Jack Griffin, David Haugh, Philip Hersh, Dave Hoekstra, Jerome Holtzman, Mike Imrem, Melissa Isaacson, David Israel, John Kass, John Kuenster, Paul Ladewski, Ring Lardner, Bernie Lincicome, Jay Mariotti, Robert Markus, Al Monroe, Jeannie Morris, Rick Morrisey, Brent Musburger, Dave Nightingale, Westbrook Pegler, Don Pierson, Ron Rapoport, Richard Roeper, Mike Royko, Barry Rozner, I. E. Sanborn, John Schulian, Diane Simpson, Carol Slezak, Sam Smith, Wendell Smith, Ray Sons, Rick Talley, Rick Telander, Bob Verdi, Arch Ward, Gene Wojciechowski, and Frank A. Young

Sinopsis:

Bears, Bulls, Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks?there?s no city like Chicago when it comes to sports. Generation after generation, Chicagoans pass down their almost religious allegiances to teams, stadiums, and players and their never-say-die attitude, along with the stories of the city?s best (and worst) sports moments. And every one of those moments?every come-from-behind victory or crushing defeat?has been chronicled by Chicago?s unparalleled sportswriters.

In From Black Sox to Three-Peats, veteran Chicago sports columnist Ron Rapoportassembles one hundred of the best columns and articles from the Tribune, Sun-Times, Daily News, Defender, and other papers to tell the unforgettable story of a century of Chicago sports. From Ring Lardner to Rick Telander, Westbrook Pegler to Bob Verdi, Mike Royko to Hugh Fullerton , Melissa Isaacson to Brent Musburger, and on and on, this collection reminds us that Chicago sports fans have enjoyed a wealth of talent not just on the field, but in the press box as well. Through their stories we relive the betrayal of the Black Sox, the cocksure power of the ?85 Bears, the assassin?s efficiency of Jordan?s Bulls, the Blackhawks? stunning reclamation of the Stanley Cup, the Cubs? century of futility?all as seen in the moment, described and interpreted on the spot by some of the most talented columnists ever to grace a sports page.

Sports are the most ephemeral of news events: once you know the outcome, the drama is gone. But every once in a while, there are those games, those teams, those players that make it into something more?and great writers can transform those fleeting moments into lasting stories that become part of the very identity of a city. From Black Sox to Three-Peats is Chicago history at its most exciting and celebratory. No sports fan should be without it.

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