Mad Ducks and Bears: Football Revisited

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Product Details

Price
$20.00
Publisher
Little Brown and Company
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316326445
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About the Author

George Plimpton (1927-2003) was the bestselling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of the Paris Review. He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.

Reviews

"Plimpton has done it again."--Sports Illustrated
"[An] irreverent and roguish account of the lives of the two linemen.... Pure gold."--Chicago Tribune
"A delight--more entertaining, if possible, than I remembered... the reader leaves George Plimpton's wide world of sports with deep reluctance.... His prose is as elegant and seemingly effortless as Ted Williams's swing or an Arnold Palmer iron shot.... His teammates recede--like the old baseball players vanishing into the cornfield in Field of Dreams, taking their magical world with them but living on in fond memory."--Edward Kosner, Wall Street Journal
"Sports memoirs, like humor collections, rarely outlive their authors, but Plimpton's books have aged gracefully and even matured. Today they have the additional (and unintended) appeal of vivid history, bearing witness to a mythical era."--Nathaniel Rich, New York Review of Books