Book Review: Legendary Sports Writers of the Golden Age

Legendary Sport Writers of the Golden Age

From Sport in American History by Leslie Heaphy

In Legendary Sports Writers of the Golden Age, Author Lee Congdon introduces the reader to four significant sports writers who began their careers in the 1920s and 1930s.  Long considered the Golden Age of Sports for the athletes who performed, Congdon focuses on the writers who brought these athletes to life. Congdon argues that this golden age lasted through the 1950s rather than just being confined to the 1920s.

Congdon is an emeritus history professor from James Madison University and has written five books focusing on baseball and American culture.  In his latest book, Congdon discusses four writers who raised the level of sports reporting to its highest level because he does not want them to be forgotten.

Read more at Sport in American History



Categories: Sports History, United States History

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