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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Kindred  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;


-- David Kindred on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Kindred is from Atlanta, Illinois. His first job was at the Lincoln Evening Courier in Lincoln, Illinois. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dave Kindred a long-time sports columnist and author, is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism. He has been a sports columnist for The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Louisville Courier-Journal, Sporting News and The National Sports Daily.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Heroes, Fools and Other Dreamers: A Sportswriter's Gallery of Extraordinary People
ISBN: 0929264029

Longstreet Press. 1988

Profiles of sports figures by the fine Atlanta based sportswriter Dave Kindred. Includes portraits of Ali, Bill Veeck, Jimmy Yancey, Pete Maravich, Ben Hogan, Joe Louis, Pete Rose & many others.

The Colorado Silver Bullets for the Love of the Game: For the Love of the Game : Women Who Go Toe-To-Toe With the Men
ISBN: 1563521997

Longstreet Pr. 1995

Book by Kindred, Dave

Glove Stories : The Collected Baseball Writings of Dave Kindred
ISBN: 0892046856

Sporting News. 2002

The Sporting News' award-winning columnist Dave Kindred compiles his favorite columns on baseball from his 10-year career at the magazineGlove Stories is a collection from the heart and mind of The Sporting News's columnist Dave Kindred. It's his thoughts on the game of baseball in the 10 years he's written for The Sporting News. From the World Series to the non-World Series from Opening Days to All-Star Games. From taking his mom to a ballgame, to just hanging with Tony Gwynn and Stan Musial."Kindred's youthful passion for the game has ripened into a mature appreciation of its history and craftsmanship. These essays, his love letters to the game, are delightful."--George Will, political analyst and baseball fan"Dave Kindred loves baseball and Dave Kindred knows baseball. His book Glove Stories is as good as it gets for a baseball fan. If you care about the game, you'll love this book. It's a winner."--Skip Caray, Atlanta Braves announcer"Dave Kindred has always had a wonderful way with words. Now, with Glove Stories, he also has a way with our hearts. What a glorious love story is Kindred and baseball."--Frank Deford, author

Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship
ISBN: 0743262115

Free Press. 2006

A dual portrait of the relationship between the boxing champion and iconic television commentator describes their markedly disparate racial, educational, and religious backgrounds, offering insight into their sometimes controversial and mutually respectful friendship. By the author of Around the World in 18 Holes. 50,000 first printing.

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