Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803299427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

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Ring Lardner’s influence on American letters is arguably greater than that of any other American writer in the early part of the twentieth century. Lauded by critics and the public for his groundbreaking short stories, Lardner was also the country’s best-known journalist in the 1920s and early 1930s, when his voice was all but inescapable in American newspapers and magazines. Lardner’s trenchant, observant, sly, and cynical writing style, along with a deep understanding of human foibles, made his articles wonderfully readable and his words resonate to this day. Ron Rapoport has gathered the best of Lardner’s journalism from his earliest days at the South Bend Times through his years at the Chicago Tribune and his weekly column for the Bell Syndicate, which appeared in 150 newspapers and reached eight million readers. In these columns Lardner not only covered the great sporting events of the era—from Jack Dempsey’s fights to the World Series and even an America’s Cup—he also wrote about politics, war, and Prohibition, as well as parodies, poems, and penetrating observations on American life. The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner reintroduces this journalistic giant and his work and shows Lardner to be the rarest of writers: a spot-on chronicler of his time and place who remains contemporary to subsequent generations.
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Author: Ring W. Lardner

Publisher: Streeter Press

ISBN: 9781444659351

Category: History

Page: 188

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This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Lose with a Smile' is one of Lardner's many works of fiction. Ring Lardner was born in Niles, Michigan in 1885. He studied engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, but did not complete his first semester. In 1907, Lardner obtained his first job as journalist with the South Bend Times. Six years later, he published his first successful book, You Know Me Al, an epistolary novel written in the form of letters by 'Jack Keefe', a bush-league baseball player, to a friend back home. A huge hit, the book earned the appreciation of Virginia Woolf and others. Lardner went on to write such well-known short stories as 'Haircut', 'Some Like Them Cold', 'The Golden Honeymoon', 'Alibi Ike', and 'A Day with Conrad Green'.
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Author: Ring Lardner,Jeff Silverman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585747849

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 492

View: 827

Provides fictionalized accounts of baseball's greatest moments and legends, which were originally published in syndication in over 115 newspapers, from journalist and American humorist Ring Lardner.
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A Busher's Letters

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Baseball players

Page: 247

View: 9842

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Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473366348

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

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This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1925 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Haircut' is a dark satire about moral blindness. Ring Lardner was born in Niles, Michigan in 1885. He studied engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, but did not complete his first semester. In 1907, Lardner obtained his first job as journalist with the South Bend Times. Six years later, he published his first successful book, You Know Me Al, an epistolary novel written in the form of letters by 'Jack Keefe', a bush-league baseball player, to a friend back home. A huge hit, the book earned the appreciation of Virginia Woolf and others. Lardner went on to write such well-known short stories as 'Haircut', 'Some Like Them Cold', 'The Golden Honeymoon', 'Alibi Ike', and 'A Day with Conrad Green'.
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Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780884115830

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Through these pages pass con men, an opinionated small-town barber, a nurse who chatters on and on--much to the chagrin of her charges--baseball players and boxers. Published in "The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's", and "Vanity Fair", Lardner enjoyed great success and was heralded as a singular talent by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, H.L. Mencken, and Virginia Woolf. Lightning Print On Demand Title Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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The Memoir of a Blacklisted Kid

Author: Kate Lardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The stepdaughter of Ring Lardner, Jr., recounts her unusual childhood during the McCarthy era--a period which was marked by her stepfather's imprisonment and blacklisting by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
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Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 86

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Author: Ring Jr. Lardner

Publisher: Qureshi Press

ISBN: 9781447479901

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

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The golden honeymoon is a perfect example of Lardner's brilliant ability to weave a story of humour, pettiness and jealousy.
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A Memoir

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Prospecta Press

ISBN: 9781632260635

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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Ring Lardner, Jr.’s memoir is a pilgrimage through the American century. The son of an immensely popular and influential American writer, Lardner grew up swaddled in material and cultural privilege. After a memorable visit to Moscow in 1934, he worked as a reporter in New York before leaving for Hollywood where he served a bizarre apprenticeship with David O. Selznick, and won, at the age of 28, an Academy Award for the classic film, Woman of the Year, the first on-screen pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. In "irresistibly readable” pages (New Yorker), peopled by a cast including Carole Lombard, Louis B. Mayer, Dalton Trumbo, Marlene Dietrich, Otto Preminger, Darryl F. Zanuck, Bertolt Brecht, Bert Lahr, Robert Altman, and Muhammad Ali, Lardner recalls the strange existence of a contract screenwriter in the vanished age of the studio system--an existence made stranger by membership in the Hollywood branch of the American Communist Party. Lardner retraces the path that led him to a memorable confrontation with the House Un-American Activities Committee and thence to Federal prison and life on the Hollywood blacklist. One of the lucky few who were able to resume their careers, Lardner won his second Oscar for the screenplay to M.A.S.H. in 1970.
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Bobby Jones and the Golden Age of Golf

Author: Ron Rapoport

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118039984

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 6993

Acclaim for The Immortal Bobby "Just when you think there is nothing new to be said or written on the subject of Bob Jones, Ron Rapoport comes along and proves that theory completely untrue. The Immortal Bobby is wonderfully reported and superbly written." --John Feinstein, author of A Good Walk Spoiled and Caddy for Life "The story of Bobby Jones's singular life is one of the most fascinating in sports history. Ron Rapoport's thoughtful, graceful style is well suited to telling that story." --Bob Costas, broadcaster, NBC Sports and HBO Sports "Beyond the grainy newsreels and the confetti falling on Broadway and Peachtree Street, there was an essential Bobby Jones, and Ron Rapoport reveals him splendidly in a portrait as graceful as the man. There's more here than Grand Slam 1930--the jangling nerves and self-doubt, the towering modesty in response to fame, the complexity of an Atlanta patrician, a life richly lived." --Gary M. Pomerantz, author of Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn "The skills of writing and reporting that fans of Ron Rapoport, like me, have come to expect from him over the years--candor, thoughtfulness, insight, perspective, humor--are once again demonstrated and illuminated in The Immortal Bobby. It is an important book about an important sports figure that, typically for Rapoport, goes beyond the confines of sports and fits firmly in the context of our culture." --Ira Berkow, sports columnist and author of Red: A Biography of Red Smith "Here is Bobby Jones as you've never seen him, almost fearful in the fires of competition, and Ron Rapoport shows us how that man became a legend." --Dave Kindred, coauthor (with Tom Callahan) of Around the World in 18 Holes
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Author: Ring Lardner,George W. Hilton

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729635

Category: Fiction

Page: 631

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An annotated and copiously illustrated edition of the 24 short stories published between 1914 and 1919 by Ring Lardner, which include the stories collected later and known as "You know me, Al."
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Author: Angela D. Martin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 154629256X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 84

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Beyond the Glory is a compelling sequel to the book To Thine be The Glory. It reveals in more detail social issues previously touched upon in the book and discuses valuable lessons to be learnt. The book frequently references scripture passages in order to illuminate, validate and provide essential tools to aid in life. It discusses hard facts regarding developing a relationship with God, attitudes towards money, divorce and breakdowns within the family units. This book is a must read for married couples, singles, families, Christians and people seeking to know their lifes purpose. You will not be able to put this book down, but constantly be using it as a reference manual.
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Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby

Author: Sarah Churchwell

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143126253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 6134

Originally published: London: Virago, 2013
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Author: Victor S. Navasky

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480436216

Category: History

Page: 498

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Winner of the National Book Award: The definitive history of Joe McCarthy, the Hollywood blacklist, and HUAC explores the events behind the hit film Trumbo. Drawing on interviews with over one hundred and fifty people who were called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee—including Elia Kazan, Ring Lardner Jr., and Arthur Miller—award-winning author Victor S. Navasky reveals how and why the blacklists were so effective and delves into the tragic and far-reaching consequences of Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunts. A compassionate, insightful, and even-handed examination of one of our country’s darkest hours, Naming Names is at once a morality play and a fascinating window onto a searing moment in American cultural and political history.
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The Life and Times of Grantland Rice

Author: Charles Fountain

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sportswriters

Page: 327

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Offers a look at the career of the sportswriter from his start in Nashville to his syndication in 100 newspapers, and examines his personal relationship with such athletes at Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and Bobby Jones
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Author: Teddy Wayne

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715641085

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1993

Sometimes you do not truly observe something until you study it in reverse', writes Karim Issar upon arrival to New York City from Qatar in 1999. Fluent in numbers, logic, and business jargon, yet often baffled by human connection, the young financial wizard soon creates a computer program named 'Kapitoil' that predicts oil futures and reaps record profits for his company. At first an introspective loner adrift in New York's social scenes, he anchors himself to his legendary boss Derek Schrub and to Rebecca, a sensitive, disillusioned colleague. Her influence, and his father's disapproval of Karim's Americanization, cause him to question the moral implications of Kapitoil, moving him toward a decision that will determine the course of the rest of his life...
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A Memoir

Author: Robert Lipsyte

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062079263

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 544

Celebrated sports journalist Robert Lipsyte—the New York Times’ longtime lead sports columnist—mines pure gold from his long and very eventful career to bring readers a memoir like no other. An enthralling book, as much about personal relationships and the culture of sports as the athletes and teams themselves, An Accidental Sportswriter interweaves stories from Lipsyte’s life and the events he covered to explore the connections between the games we play and the lives we lead. Robert Lipsyte has been there—from the Mets’ first Spring Training to the fight that made Muhammad Ali an international icon to the current steroids scandals that rewired our view of sports—and in An Accidental Sportswriter he offers a fresh and refreshing view of the world of professional athletes as seen through the eyes of a journalist who always managed to remain independent of our jock-obsessed culture.
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A Novel of Lake Wobegon

Author: Garrison Keillor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202548

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Garrison Keillor makes his long- awaited return to Lake Wobegon with this New York Times bestseller The first new Lake Wobegon novel in seven years is a cause for celebration. And Pontoon is nothing less than a spectacular return to form?replete with a bowling ball-urn, a hot-air balloon, giant duck decoys, a flying Elvis, and, most importantly, Wally?s pontoon boat. As the wedding of the decade approaches (accompanied by wheels of imported cheese and giant shrimp shish kebabs), the good-loving people of Lake Wobegon do what they do best: drive each other slightly crazy.
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The Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project

Author: Susan Rubenstein DeMasi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476626014

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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During the Great Depression, Henry Alsberg, a journalist with a passion for social justice, directed the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal program of the Works Progress Administration. Under his guidance, thousands of unemployed writers were hired. Despite attacks from the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Project produced more than 1,000 publications from 1935 to 1939, including the still highly acclaimed American Guide series. Some writers, such as Richard Wright, went on to storied careers. Alsberg led the Project’s collection of more than 10,000 oral histories from ex-slaves, immigrants and others. Alsberg was also a leader in the struggle to save Jewish pogrom survivors in Eastern Europe. Later, he initiated the first major effort to assist international political prisoners. His friends included anarchist revolutionary Emma Goldman and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. This book brings Alsberg to light as an important but forgotten figure of the 20th century.
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