Everything They Had: Sports Writing from David Halberstam
Everything They Had Sports Writing from David Halberstam Author:David Halberstam "Everything They Had shows that Halberstam understood that games can be vehicles for social change and diversions from the weightier matters of life. This collection is a bittersweet reminder of how thoroughly he mastered his craft." — --Sports Illustrated "Everything They Had is a book to savor and return to frequently." — -... more »-Mary Foster, Associated Press "To Halberstam, sports always meant something beyond the arena, beyond the balls and strikes . . . Big picture perspective defined Halberstam's sportswriting."
--Los Angeles Times David Halberstam was a celebrated journalist and historian of American politics. He was also a sports writer. Everything They Had brings together for the first time many of his articles--on subjects ranging from Michael Jordan to fly-fishing--that were selected from Halberstam's five decades as one of America's most distinguished journalists. These are dazzling portraits of some of the most compelling figures of our era--the superstars of popular sports and the amateur athletes who play for the love of the game. No matter the sport, no matter the player, Halberstam's passion for honorable competition and his admiration for each gifted athlete is evident in every word.« less