The poet : the life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray /

Forget Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, and Jerome Holtzman. According to author Steven Travers, Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times was the greatest sports columnist who ever lived-period. Known for his highly descriptive metaphors and phrasing-a strike zone the size of Hitler's heart, so painful...

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Author / Creator:Travers, Steven.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2013]
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Subject:Murray, Jim, -- 1919-1998.
Murray, Jim, -- 1919-1998.
Sportswriters -- United States -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Journalism.
Sportswriters.
United States.
Electronic books.
Biographies.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11179847
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ISBN:9781597978552
1597978558
9781597978545
159797854X
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Forget Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, and Jerome Holtzman. According to author Steven Travers, Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times was the greatest sports columnist who ever lived-period. Known for his highly descriptive metaphors and phrasing-a strike zone the size of Hitler's heart, so painfully honest he could spot George Washington two answers in a lie detector test, the only pitcher I know who thinks of Homer as a Greek poet and not a lucky swing by a banjo hitter-Murray was a poet. Time magazine sent the Connecticut native to Hollywood in 1948 to cover the movies. But it was at the Los An.
Other form:Print version: Travers, Steven. Poet. Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2013] 9781597978545
Standard no.:40022115239