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Classic Wiley: A Lifetime of Punchers, Players, Punks and Prophets (The Great American Sportswriter Series) [Hardcover]

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Item description for Classic Wiley: A Lifetime of Punchers, Players, Punks and Prophets (The Great American Sportswriter Series) by Ralph Wiley...

The definitive collection from the late Ralph Wiley-pioneering journalist, acclaimed author of Why Black People Tend to Shout, and a towering voice in the world of sportswriting hen Ralph Wiley, a columnist for and a former writer for Sports Illustrated, passed away on June 13, 2004, he left behind a rich legacy of written work. This volume brings together Wiley's best feature stories from Sports Illustrated, columns from, his 'Parting Shots' from the ESPN television show The Sports Reporters, and excerpts from his books and screenplays.

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Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.8" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 22, 2005
Publisher   ESPN
ISBN  1933060018  
ISBN13  9781933060019  

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1Books > Subjects > Reference > Writing > Newspapers & Magazines
2Books > Subjects > Sports > General
3Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Boxing
4Books > Subjects > Sports > Miscellaneous > Essays

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Must Read  Mar 21, 2006
A lifetime of Punchers Players Punks and Prophets is undoubtedly a great collection of essays written by one of the most insightful and prophetic sports writers of our time. Ralph Wiley did a great service to sports enthusiasts publishing this collection. I'm glad to have read this book and advise others to do the same. God bless you Ralph.
Great Book  Oct 12, 2005
Wiley, Ralph. Classic Wiley. Hyperion: USA, 2005
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Collection of work

A collection of the best work from the late Ralph Wiley, this is not just a collection of his best work but also a look into the life and mind of one of the most influential African-American sports journalist. We see how Ralph Wiley responds to certain historical sports moments/ issues, such as minority owner ship, Mike Tyson and September 11.

Although this book is a collection of Wiley's greatest work it is much more than that. This book illustrates the unique writing style of Ralph Wiley. Wiley exemplifies a style that is brash and to the point yet not arrogant. He writes in a way that you respect his stand on issues even though you may not agree with it. One of Ralph Wiley's favorite sports to cover was boxing he was made famous by his articles in the Oakland Tribune about Roberto Duran's famous "No mas" and his depiction of fights like Leonard vs. Hearns II. Theses pieces are what sprang Wiley's name into the infamous Sports Illustrated which he was a writer for since the late 80's. After SI he continued to have success as a columnist for The columns he wrote there were extremely personal. Columns such as WWJD (What Would Jackie Robinson Do), His response to the lack of African American ownership in the new millennium expressed his built up anger of major sports. Also his article Why We Need Sports Now sent a message to American people following the terrorist attack of 9/11.The book is excellent and a great book for any aspiring journalist.

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