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The Resource Dr. Z : the lost memoirs of an irreverent football writer, Paul Zimmerman

Dr. Z : the lost memoirs of an irreverent football writer, Paul Zimmerman

Label
Dr. Z : the lost memoirs of an irreverent football writer
Title
Dr. Z
Title remainder
the lost memoirs of an irreverent football writer
Statement of responsibility
Paul Zimmerman
Title variation
Doctor Z
Creator
Contributor
Author
Compiler
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During his nearly 50 years of sportswriting, including 28 at Sports Illustrated, readers of Dr. Z came to expect a certain alchemical, trademark blend: words which were caustic and wry, at times self-deprecating or even puzzling, but always devilishly smart with arresting honesty. A complex package, that's the Doctor. The one-time sparring partner of Ernest Hemingway, Paul Zimmerman is one of the modern era's groundbreaking football minds, a man who methodically charted every play while generating copious notes, a human precursor to the data analytics websites of today. In 2008, Zimmerman had nearly completed work on his personal memoirs when a series of strokes left him largely unable to speak, read, or write. Compiled and edited by longtime SI colleague Peter King, these are the stories he still wants to see told. Dr. Z's memoir is a rich package of personalities, stories never shared about such characters as Vince Lombardi, Walter Payton, Lawrence Taylor, and Johnny Unitas. Even Joe Namath, with whom Zimmerman had a legendary and well-documented 23-year feud, saw fit to eventually unburden himself to the remarkable scribe. Also included are Zimmerman's encounters with luminaries and larger-than-life figures outside of sports, notably Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, and Hunter S. Thompson. But not to be missed are Zimmerman's quieter observations on his own life and writing, witticisms and anecdotes which sway between the poignant and hilarious. No matter the topic, Dr. Z: the Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer proves essential, compelling reading for sports fans old and new"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1932-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zimmerman, Paul
Dewey number
  • 070.4/49796092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV742.42.Z56
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • King, Peter
  • Zimmerman, Bailey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sportswriters
  • Football
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Football
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • Football
  • Sportswriters
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
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Label
Dr. Z : the lost memoirs of an irreverent football writer, Paul Zimmerman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Peter King -- Introduction / Linda Bailey Zimmerman -- Mine eyes have seen the glory -- Centrique to freaque -- Boxing Ernest Hemingway -- Journalism -- Super Bowl memories -- Diary of a madman -- All-time teams -- Urgent dispatch from Comrade Kalugin -- Olympics -- Quarterbacks -- Wine -- Collecting -- Authority -- National anthem
Control code
ocn975032734
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781629374642
Lccn
2017009840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975032734
Label
Dr. Z : the lost memoirs of an irreverent football writer, Paul Zimmerman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Peter King -- Introduction / Linda Bailey Zimmerman -- Mine eyes have seen the glory -- Centrique to freaque -- Boxing Ernest Hemingway -- Journalism -- Super Bowl memories -- Diary of a madman -- All-time teams -- Urgent dispatch from Comrade Kalugin -- Olympics -- Quarterbacks -- Wine -- Collecting -- Authority -- National anthem
Control code
ocn975032734
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781629374642
Lccn
2017009840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975032734

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