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- UNP - Bison Original 2011; US$ 19.95
John Schulian, a much-honored sportswriter for nearly forty years, takes us back to a time when our greatest athletes stood before us as human beings, not remote gods. In this compelling collection, Schulian paints prose portraits to remind fans of what today?s cloistered stars won?t share with them. Here, Willie Mays remembers how to smile in dreaded... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 15.45
Sport, politics, and sex collide in Hunter S. Thompson's wildly popular ESPN.com columnsFor decades, Hunter S. Thompson galvanized American journalism with his acerbic wit, radical ideas, and gonzo tactics. He continued his reign as 'the Unabomber of contemporary letters' (Time) with Hey Rube. Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
Veteran Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012 when covering the uprising in Syria. Winner of the Orwell Special Prize ?On the Front Line? is a collection of her finest work, a portion of the proceeds from which will go to the Marie Colvin Memorial Fund. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Between these covers you have the best of Ben Trovato's popular satirical columns, letters and assorted rants from the Sunday Times since 2008. After thousands of hours of close reading and heated debate, we've compiled the funniest and cleverest material for maximum levels of enjoyment and entertainment. This is Ben's tenth book, but it would not... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Rodney Hartman was all things to sports journalism: informed and knowledgeable writer, editor, teacher, biographer, mentor, sounding board and confidant. When the news came on the morning of the 19th of May 2010 that he had lost his long battle with cancer, tributes began to pour in from all who had known and respected him. Rodney ('Rodders' or 'Harters'... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available
In the first episode of Mad Men , Don the creative genius searches for a slogan and eventually comes up with 'It's Toasted.' When the manufacturers tell him that in fact all cigarette tobacco is toasted, he explains patiently that this doesn't matter: Lucky Strike will be the only one to brag about it. From Robert Fulford's first column about the... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 20.40
Anne Sebba presents a compelling history of the struggles of women to be admitted to professional journalism and so obtain the right to report from places where they were felt to have no place - most notably, war-zones. Sebba, herself a former Reuters reporter, recounts the evolution of the woman reporter, from Miss Wreford during the Risorgimento... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
Helms Hall of Fame's brothers William M. and Andrew B. "June" Rankin lived exciting lives covering sports for papers like the New York Sunday Mercury, New York Herald, New York World, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and New York Clipper from 1870 to 1930. Playing for amateur and semiprofessional Rockland County (N.Y.) clubs in the mid-1860s through... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 29.95
There was a time when the most prestigious job on a major newspaper belonged to the baseball beat writer, who enjoyed unparalleled longevity and influence within his profession. Through a variety of events and circumstances—television, expansion, all-sports radio, lifestyle changes, and the Internet revolution—those days are long gone.... more...