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

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Author / Creator:Travers, Steven.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2013]
Description:1 online resource
Subject:Murray, Jim, -- 1919-1998.
Murray, Jim, -- 1919-1998.
Sportswriters -- United States -- Biography.
United States.
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Electronic books.
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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
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 A Depression Kid; 2 "Beyond the Darkness, the West"; 3 Noir and Marriage; 4 Show Biz Is Not a Business; 5 Murray, Nixon, and Checkers; 6 Sports Illustrated; 7 The Times, They Are a-Changin'; 8 Decade of Change; 9 The Column; 10 Civil War; 11 Halcyon Days; 12 Visionaries; 13 The Poet of Brentwood; 14 Love, Tragedy, Redemption; 15 The Great Scribe in His Twilight Years; 16 Sic Transit Gloria; Appendix A: One-on-One with Bill Dwyre; Appendix B: Famous Last Words; Appendix C: "If You're Expecting One-Liners, Wait, a Column."
  • Appendix D: Jim Murray's CareerBibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author.