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Red Smith on Baseball: The Game's Greatest Writer on the Game's Greatest Years.

* To be a good writer, you must be a good reader. An excellent place to start would be Red Smith on Baseball: The Game's Greatest Writer on the Game's Greatest Years (Ivan R. Dee, 384 pages, $24.95). Although both statements in the subtitle could be argued, let's not quibble. Smith was an absolutely amazing columnist, and these 167 pieces that ran between 1941 and 1981 are all top-notch, without a clunker in the bunch. Personally, I'll take Roger Angell or Ring Lardner, but any book filled with Smith's prose is a winner.
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Title Annotation:Review
Author:BARRETT, WAYNE M.
Publication:USA Today (Magazine)
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jul 1, 2000
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