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Description - All Those Mornings at the Post by Shirley Povich

This book is about the greatest sports moments of the 20th Century - by one of the greatest sportswriters of the 20th Century. Shirley Povich was the Dean of American Sportswriters. As a columnist for "The Washington Post" for more than seventy-five years, he was an eyewitness to the most thrilling moments in American sports, including the celebrated 1938 race between Seabiscuit and War Admiral, the Ali-Frazier fight of 1971 and the murder of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But Povich's columns were about more than sports - they reflected the dramatic changes in American society over the course of the 20th Century. Driven by a strong sense of social justice, 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. For the 100th anniversary of his birth, Povich's children and his former sports editor at the "Post" have pulled together this panoramic collection of Povich's most beloved columns. The result is a front-row seat to the most awe-inspiring sports moments of our American Century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586483852
ISBN-10: 1586483854
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 4-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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