[UCP Books]: From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago’s Best Sportswriting from the Tribune, Sun-Times, and Other Newspapers

“This is a great book for a great sports town.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel

A Century of Chicago’s Best Sportswriting from the Tribune, Sun-Times, and Other Newspapers

Edited by Ron Rapoport


Publication date: September 17, 2013 $18.00 • £12.50
International publication date: September 17, 2013  Paper ISBN-13: 978-0-226-03660-1

Every city claims to be America’s best sports town. But let’s be honest: Chicago has few rivals—if any. Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, White Sox: these are some of America’s most storied sports franchises, with fans numbering in the millions.

And for more than a century, those teams –their successes and failures—have been chronicled by some of the best sportswriters ever to wield a pen. With From Black Sox to Three-Peats, veteran sportswriter Ron Rapoport gathers one hundred of the best columns and articles from Chicago newspapers in one unforgettable volume. The result is a history of Chicago sports as it was seen, in the moment, by a group of writers who were as passionate about the games as any fan, and who used their intimate knowledge and powerful writing to share the sports stories that would become defining moments for the city. As powerful, passionate, and pugnacious as the city it celebrates, From Black Sox to Three-Peats is a love letter not just to Chicago sports, but to the experience of being a fan, and the thrills (and heartbreaks) that only sports can deliver.
Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than twenty years and also wrote for the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, and the Associated Press. He served as the sports commentator for NPR's Weekend Edition for two decades and has written a number of books about sports and entertainment. He is available for interviews.

Please contact Levi Stahl at (773) 702-0289 or lstahl@press.uchicago.edu for more information.


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