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H. G. "Buzz" Bissinger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He has worked for many newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, and he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting in 1987 for a series on the Philadelphia Court System. He has written for magazines including Sports mostrar mais Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair, for which he has been a contributing editor since 1996. Bissinger also co-produced and wrote for the ABC television drama NYPD Blue and published the nonfiction books Friday Night Lights, A Prayer for the City and Three Nights in August. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Associated Works

Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame (2012) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Best American Sports Writing 2001 (2002) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 14 1991 (1991) 15 exemplares, 1 crítica


Conhecimento Comum



When in a rough patch of life, some readers choose light-hearted, fun, easy reads. Not this gal. I decided I wanted to feel accomplished and jump out of my historical fiction world and read a non-fiction book about WWII (which I haven’t done for quite awhile, but always enjoy.)

Well, I probably should have gone with those other readers I was talking about and picked something to make me smile, buuuttt…I did choose a good book.

The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II was a well researched book about a very specific group of people…football players…and more specifically, the young men of the 4th and 29th Regiments of the 6th Marine Division and their time on Okinawa. 15 of the 65 players in the infamous game called ‘The Mosquito Bowl’ in Guadalcanal were later killed on Okinawa. This is their story.… (mais)
snewell2 | 4 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
The story follows members of the US Marine 6th division as they train and engage in a football game between two regiments of that division. The division next invades Okinawa and loses 15 of the 65 participants of that game during the ferocious fighting to capture that island. The author vividly portrays their deaths during the very difficult fighting, on land and at sea where kamikazes cause many navy casualties, required to capture that island from the Japanese
jamespurcell | 4 outras críticas | Jun 8, 2024 |
I have not read this. Y’all I do not care for sports at all but a good book is a good book.

I enjoyed Doris Kern Goodwin’s book Wait Til Next Year so we’ll see how this stacks up. I’ll update after I read this.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 71 outras críticas | Apr 24, 2024 |
This is a detailed analysis of the three-game baseball series in August 2003 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. It is told through the eyes of Tony La Russa and delves into many details of baseball that are invisible to most fans. The author goes into Tony’s thoughts on the strategy for the game going beyond just the play-by-play thoughts. He describes the psychology of player selection, both the egos and goals of the players and the opposing lineup. He looks into the player rituals, revenge hit-by-pitcher strategies, if he can afford to hurt a player’s ego.

It does go into pitch-by-pitch commentary at times, discussing how the game and the psychology changes at each point, what options La Russa is considering and what counters he anticipates.

The writing is ok. But the author does repeatedly use bad metaphors to emphasize points at times, I’m not quite sure he knows what his target audience is, but it did kind of remind me of some baseball announcers I’ve heard.

Overall I enjoyed the book, it is a good read for the baseball enthusiast.
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Nodosaurus | 13 outras críticas | Jan 4, 2024 |



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