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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

  • Heroes, fools & other dreamers: A sportswriter's gallery of extraordinary people, Longstreet Press, 1988
  • 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, Longstreet Press, 1995
  • Glove Stories : The Collected Baseball Writings of Dave Kindred , Sporting News, 2003
  • Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship , Free Press, 2006

Selected Titles At Your Library

Heroes, fools & other dreamers :
ISBN: 0929264029. OCLC Number:

Longstreet Press,. Atlanta, Ga. :. ©1988.

The Colorado Silver Bullets :
ISBN: 1563521997. OCLC Number:

Longstreet Press,. Atlanta, Ga. :. ©1995.

Glove stories :
ISBN: 0892046856. OCLC Number:

Sporting News, a division of Vulcan Sports Media,. St. Louis, MO :. ©2002.

Sound and fury :
ISBN: 0743262115. OCLC Number:

Free Press,. New York :. ©2006.

Describes Muhammad Ali's relationship with Howard Cosell, the sports journalist, which, despite differences in racial, educational, and religious backgrounds, became a mutually respectful friendship.

Speaking Engagements

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