Search Results: "Glenn Stout"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Baseball diehards and historians, and of course Red Sox fans, will find much of interest in this paean to one of sport's most famous venues."
A comprehensive look at the first season played by the Boston Red Sox in their new home, the legendary Fenway Park. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 7, 1995

"In their thoughtful treatment, the authors make it clear that he has earned that peace. (180 b&w photos)"
A meticulously researched and occasionally moving biography of the man judged by many to be the greatest baseballer ever. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1997 by George Plimpton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"Still, if much this collection represents the best stuff available, one hesitates to see the articles that didn't pass muster."
The editor of Paris Review and sporting dilettante extraordinaire Plimpton separates the sportswriting champs from the chumps in the latest entry in this annual series. Read full book review >

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YES SHE CAN! by Glenn Stout
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 4, 2011

"Never patronizing, he captures both grit and glory in a fast-paced package that goes down easy even as it inspires. (Collective biography. 9-12)"
In sports, just as in every other endeavor, women have had to struggle to be accepted, let alone recognized—same as it ever was. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2009

"A compelling account of a woman who, though long forgotten, changed the way the world viewed swimming. Not quite equal in historical scope to Gavin Mortimer's The Great Swim (2008), but more colorful than Tim Dahlberg's America's Girl (2009)."
The Best American Sports Writing series editor offers a history of the first woman to swim the English Channel. Read full book review >

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THE SELLING OF THE BABE by Glenn Stout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"Baseball history is full of hoary legends. Stout deftly challenges one of the game's biggest."
Separating myth from truth in the most infamous trade in baseball history. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"This book proves once again that although sports may be falling apart under the relentless pressure of corporate meddling, greed, drugs, racism, and the rest of the real world, sportswriters are still reporting that downfall with keen intelligence and art."
The fifth annual offering in this series edited by Stout features stories selected by Jenkins (You Gotta Play Hurt, 1991, etc.), this year's editor, and as usual, the results are mostly impressive. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1993 by Frank Deford
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"Good work, boys; but next time, let's have more women, more unknowns, more sports, and less sleaze."
Culled from almost 400 periodicals by series editor Stout and guest editor Deford (former editor of The National Sports Daily whose new novel, Love and Infamy, is reviewed above): a championship cup of essays on sports and sports figures on and off the field. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1994 by Tom Boswell
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1994

"Period."
An anthology containing some of the most amusing, insightful, and moving sports writing from the past year. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2013 by J.R. Moehringer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting."
For more than two decades, this series has provided annual roundups of some of the best American writing about sports, broadly and generously defined, from the previous calendar year. The 2013 edition continues this tradition. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER HUNT by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 1963

"Dependable."
Skillful plotting and a somewhat unusual idea make this basically a good Rex Stout. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN SPIDERS by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 26, 1953

"Calculating."
That open (but often shut) private eye, Nero Wolfe ignores police assumptions when he links three unrelated deaths and, with his meager force against N.Y.'s finest, ties in extortion with the murders. Read full book review >