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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Kindred  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: April 12, 1941 in Atlanta, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

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

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.

Kindred attended Atlanta High School where he played on their basketball team, leading them to the 1959 regional championship. He continued his aspirations to become a sportswriter although he was discouraged by his English teacher who said, "Maybe one day you can grow up and be a foreign correspondent." After graduating, Kindred attended Illinois Wesleyan University on a journalism scholarship and competed on their Division III baseball team. While in school and for two years after, he worked full-time on the sports section of the The Pantagraph. He found his time at the paper challenging for he was in charge of covering all basketball games across the city and keeping track of scores.

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Glove stories :
ISBN: 0892046856. OCLC Number: 49599435

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Heroes, fools & other dreamers :
ISBN: 0929264029. OCLC Number: 19031711

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Leave Out the Tragic Parts: A Grandfather's Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction
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Morning Miracle: Inside the Washington Post A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life
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Sound and fury :
ISBN: 0743262115. OCLC Number: 70122109

Free Press,. .

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.

The Colorado Silver Bullets :
ISBN: 1563521997. OCLC Number: 32514709

Longstreet Press,. .