Title: Sports Page [The Story Behind Newspaper Sports Writing]
Author: Stanley Woodward
Description: First Edition. Gray cloth boards with black and gray lettering on spine. Black topstain. Faint bump to front bottom corner. Simon and Schuster Review Copy label dated Feb 14 1949 affixed to ffep. Interior clean. Dust jacket chipped at head of spine; a few other small edge chips; general wear; not price clipped ($2.95). DJ in clear archival sleeve. xvii, 229,  pp. 8.25 x 5.75 inches.
A classic text on sportswriting, presented in the context of the inner workings of newspapers, working with editors, etc. Of interest to both journalism students and sports fans. Includes specific chapters on writing for football, basketball, boxing, and racing; how to get started as a sports writer; etc.
Rufus Stanley Woodward (1895-1965) was a sportswriter and sports page editor. In 1974 he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He was the first person to use the term "ivy" to refer to the Ivy League Schools (1933). In 1925 he became the sports editor for the Boston Herald and in 1930 he went to work for the New York Herald Tribune, where he served as sportswriter and later sports editor until 1948.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good-
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Place: New York
Keywords: sportswriters, sports, journalism, newspapers, sports, writing,
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