The Poet

The Life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray

Steven Travers

Forget Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, and the others. Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times was not merely the best writer but the single greatest sports columnist who ever lived - fullstop. Known for his highly descriptive metaphors and phrasing - i.e "a strike zone the size of Hitler's heart” - Murray was a poet.
Publication date:
February 2013
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 B&W photos; chronology; bibliography; index
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781597978545

Dimensions : 152 X 228 cm
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£16.99
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Overview
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• A biography of one of the greatest sports columnist who ever lived

Forget Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, and the others. Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times was not merely the best writer but the single greatest sports columnist who ever lived - fullstop. Known for his highly descriptive metaphors and phrasing - i.e “a strike zone the size of Hitler’s heart” - Murray was a poet. Steven Travers provides an in-depth look at a man whose influence went far beyond the baseball diamond and the boxing ring.