Sometimes They Even Shook your Hand

Sometimes They Even Shook your Hand

Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us

Book - 2011
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"John Schulian, a much-honored sportswriter for nearly forty years, takes us back to a time when our greatest athletes stood before us as human beings, not remote gods. In this compelling collection, Schulian paints prose portraits to remind fans of what today's cloistered stars won't share with them. Here, Willie Mays remembers how to smile in dreaded retirement; Muhammad Ali muses about a world that was once his. For every moment of triumph--Joe Montana in the Super Bowl, Marvelous Marvin Hagler over Thomas Hearns--there is another filled with the heartache that Pete Maravich felt when he hung up his basketball shoes. The result is a book guaranteed to stir memories for the generation that was--and to leave subsequent generations wishing they had it so good"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska/Bison Books, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780803237766
Branch Call Number: 796.0922 Sch813S 2011
Characteristics: xxi, 318 pages ; 22 cm


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