ESQUIRE'S FIRST SPORTS READER by Herb -- Ed. Graffis

ESQUIRE'S FIRST SPORTS READER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Articles and stories that have appeared in Esquire -- 38 in all -- over a period of twelve years, chosen by Esquire's sport editor for their readability, as well as for the names represented (Hemingway, Walter Hagen, Clark Shaughnessy, Otto Lang, etc. etc. -- for the most part names familiar to sports enthusiasts). No danger of the Postmaster General forbidding distribution by mail, for this collection has little sex appeal -- and little sales appeal for the ladies. Actually, its value is largely nostalgic, one questions whether any but old timers will get much kick out of reading at this late date about Bob Fitzsimmons, Willie Keeler, Bill Tilden, Harry Greb, and backfielders that date back to 1889. Stories cover all types of sports but most of them seem dated or of slight importance. No doubt they had more appeal when tied up with the Varga girls.

Publisher: A.S. Barnes