Fun & Games with Alistair Cooke

On Sport and Other Amusements

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About The Book

Alistair Cooke, whom many knew as the former host of Masterpiece Theatre, was also one of the world’s best journalists. Here he brings his unique blend of wit, curiosity, and insight to bear on the world of sports and entertainment.

He writes with equal verve on golf (his favorite sport), tennis, boxing, sailing, and horse racing. And his selections on the movies, jazz, and the theater are just as delightful. Whether writing on George Gershwin or Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali or Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin or Jack Nicklaus, Duke Ellington or Sugar Ray Robinson, the Masters golf tournament or Wimbledon, the Kentucky Derby or “How the Russians Invented Baseball,” Alistair Cooke is as charming as he is informative.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.

Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Arcade (February 24, 2015)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781628724424

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Raves and Reviews

“Cooke’s sporting journalism shows all the urbane charm and masterly narrative technique that have made him one of the great sports reporters of the twentieth century.”
—Sports, Games, Hobbies

“Alistair Cooke writes about sports from an enthusiast’s point of view. . . . One might just learn more about how the Cooke magic is done from Fun & Games than from his more formal and polished performances.”
—Washington Times

“Fun & Games is filled with multiple insights and elegant writing.”
—Orlando Sentinel

“For years—no, decades—Alistair Cooke has been an icon to so many people. . . . He is an international treasure.”
—Booklist

“Wonderful profiles . . . touching and informative.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Cooke’s sporting journalism shows all the urbane charm and masterly narrative technique that have made him one of the great sports reporters of the twentieth century.”
—Sports, Games, Hobbies

“Alistair Cooke writes about sports from an enthusiast’s point of view. . . . One might just learn more about how the Cooke magic is done from Fun & Games than from his more formal and polished performances.”
—Washington Times

“Fun & Games is filled with multiple insights and elegant writing.”
—Orlando Sentinel

“For years—no, decades—Alistair Cooke has been an icon to so many people. . . . He is an international treasure.”
—Booklist

“Wonderful profiles . . . touching and informative.”
—Publishers Weekly

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