Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports
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“Brilliant . . . entertaining . . . a thought-provoking portrayal of the multi-faceted Howard Cosell in all his glory and enmity.”—Don Ohlmeyer, Wall Street Journal
Howard Cosell’s colorful bombast, fearless reporting, and courageous stance on civil rights made him one of the most recognizable and controversial figures in American sports history. “Telling it like it is,” he covered nearly every major sports story for three decades, from the travails of Muhammad Ali to the tragedy at the Munich Olympics. Now, two decades after his death, this deeply misunderstood sports legend has finally gotten the “definitive” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and revelatory biography he so much deserves. With more than forty interviews, Mark Ribowsky has brilliantly presented Cosell’s endless complexities in the “first thoroughly researched and effectively framed biography of Cosell and his times” (Huffington Post).
From Publishers Weekly
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Enjoyed the insightful comments from the columnists, his cohorts at ABC and the athletes. I found myself enjoying the stories of his triumphs and his failures and kept hearing is familiar voice as I read all his quotes in the book.
A very entertaining book. Great read.
A good book for those of the age group who witnessed the rise and fall of Howard Cosell. It brought back many memories.
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Nov 14, 2011
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W. W. Norton
- Print Length: 520 Pages
- Language: English