Grantland Rice and His Heroes: The Sportswriter as Mythmaker in the 1920s
University of Tennessee Press, 1994
Library of Congress Classification GV742.42.R53I53 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 070.449796
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Rice was a leading sportswriter of the so-called "Golden Age of Sports." Now, 40 years after Rice's death in 1954, Inabinett pays tribute to Rice's prose and poetry, which transformed the decade's leading athletes into popular heroes. After summarizing his fellow Southerner's career, Inabinett profiles six men who became idols during Rice's tenure: Babe Ruth, Red Grange, Knute Rockne, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, and Bill Tilden. Rice's own story is told in The Tumult and the Shouting (1954). This slim, nostalgic effort may appeal to libraries buying sports history.
Morey Berger, St. Joseph's Hosp. Lib., Tucson
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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