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American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith

Foreword by Terence Smith | Spanning nearly fifty years and gathering many hard-to-find pieces, this anthology collects the best of Red Smith’s writings on baseball, boxing, horse racing, fishing, and more
Edited by Daniel Okrent

“The list of writers who deserve to move from newsprint on your doorstep to clothbound acid-free paper is short, but few would argue with the choice of Red Smith. . . . His work has been collected between hardcovers previously, but never as comprehensively as in this Library of America edition. . . . A browsing reader will find a diverting or distinctive phrase on every page, but one who devours it from beginning to end will also get a sweeping history of six decades of 20th-century sports.”—The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN: 978-1-59853-217-3 608 pages

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