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Author Kram, Mark.

Title Great men die twice : the selected works of Mark Kram / [edited by] Mark Kram, Jr.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796 KRA    Available
Description xvii, 284 pages ; 21 cm.
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Summary "Imagine Mad Men set not in the advertising world but at 1960s Sports Illustrated, a place where the finest sports staff of any generation was attended by an open bar and almost unlimited expense account. This was the world Mark Kram lived and wrote in, along with his peers including Frank Deford, Dan Jenkins and other major talents. A high school graduate with a gift for revealing the hearts of his subjects, Kram would become one of the greatest sports writers of all time, covering the famed rivalry between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Negro League baseball star Cool Papa Bell, doomed soccer legend George Best, Olympic gold medal sprinter Edwin Moses, and others. The New York Times obituary of Kram in June, 2002 saluted his work in Sports Illustrated by calling him one of its "most lyrical writers of the 1960s and 1970s." Great Men Die Twice selects his best work with a moving introduction by his son, Mark Kram Jr., the PEN/ESPN Award-winning author of Like Any Normal Day"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Foreword by Mark Kram Jr. -- I. GREAT MEN DIE TWICE (Muhammad Ali) -- II. THE BOXING BEAT -- 1. At the Bell... (Ali-Frazier I) -- 2. The One-Minute Angels (Cornermen) -- 3. "There Ain't No Others Like Me" (Don King) -- 4. -Manilla-for Blood and for Money (Ali-Frazier III) -- 5. "Lawdy, Lawdy, He's Great" (Ali-Frazier III) -- 6...But Only a Farce in Tokyo (Ali-Inoki) -- 7. On the Throne Behind the Power (Herbert Muhammad) -- 8. Not the Greatest Way to Go (Ali-Norton III) -- III. IN THE TELLING -- 1. A Wink at a Homely Girl (Baltimore) -- 2. To the Brink -- and Beyond (Niagara Falls) -- 3. All the Best (George Best) -- 4. No Place in the Shade (Cool Papa Bell) -- 5. Why Ain't I in the Hall? (Hack Wilson) -- IV. GIGS -- 1. A Hurdler in Inner Space (Edwin Moses) -- 2. Brando -- 3. Jerry Glanville's Unbuckled Ego -- 4. The Betrayal of Michael Levine -- 5. No Pain, No Game (Joey Browner) -- V. DEAD END (BEETHAVEAN SCOTTLAND) -- Acknowledgments.
Subject Sports.
Added Author Kram, Mark, Jr., editor.
Added Title Works. Selections
ISBN 9781250064998 (paperback)
1250064996 (paperback)
9781466877009 (e-book)
1466877006 (e-book)

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