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Description - All Those Mornings at the Post by Shirley Povich

As a columnist for The Washington Post for more than seventy-five years, Shirley Povich was an eyewitness to the most thrilling moments in American sports, from the legendary 1927 Dempsy-Tunney "long count" fight, to the 1946 signing of Jackie Robinson by the Brooklyn Dodgers and the murder of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But Povich's columns were about more than sports. Povich called for the integration of major league baseball in 1939, and twenty years later he was still at it, attacking Washington Redskins owner George Preston Marshall for having an all-white team. All Those Mornings...At the Post is a classic collection of Povich's columns and personal recollection of Povich himself, pulled together by his children, David, Maury, and Lynn Povich, and by former Post sports editor George Solomon. It is a front-row seat to the most awe-inspiring sports moments of our American Century by one of the greatest sportswriters of the 20th century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586483852
ISBN-10: 1586483854
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 2-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shirley Povich

Shirley Povich grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Bar Harbor, Maine. As a teenager, he caddied for Edward B McLean, owner of the Washington Post who offered him a job. Povich wrote his first sports story for the Post in 1924. He was president of the Baseball Writers of America - he held No. 1 on its membership card - and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He wrote his final column for the Post June 3rd 1998, the day before he died.

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