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The Top of His Game: The Best Sportswriting of W. C. Heinz - A Library of America Special Publication

W. C. Heinz

A pioneer of the long-form sports story, W. C. Heinz wrote with a freshness of perception, a gift for characterization, and a finely tuned ear for dialogue. Here is a first of its kind audio edition of some of his finest work, selected and read by Bill Littlefield (NPR's "Only a Game"), including "Brownsville Bum"-"the greatest magazine sports story I've ever read, bar none" (Jimmy Breslin)-and the unforgettable "Death of a Race Horse." As a special feature this exclusive audio edition includes Bill Littlefield's 2001 interview with W. C. Heinz as well as commentary and recollections from the author's daughter, Gayl Heinz.

A pioneer of the long-form sports story, W. C. Heinz wrote with a freshness of perception, a gift for characterization, and a finely tuned ear for dialogue. Here is a first of its kind audio edition of some of his finest work, selected and read by Bill Littlefield (NPR's "Only a Game"), including "Brownsville Bum"-"the greatest magazine sports story I've ever read, bar none" (Jimmy Breslin)-and the unforgettable "Death of a Race Horse." As a special feature this exclusive audio edition includes Bill Littlefield's 2001 interview with W. C. Heinz as well as commentary and recollections from the author's daughter, Gayl Heinz.
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A pioneer of the long-form sports story, W. C. Heinz wrote with a freshness of perception, a gift for characterization, and a finely tuned ear for dialogue. Here is a first of its kind audio edition of some of his finest work, selected and read by Bill Littlefield (NPR's "Only a Game"), including "Brownsville Bum"-"the greatest magazine sports story I've ever read, bar none" (Jimmy Breslin)-and the unforgettable "Death of a Race Horse." As a special feature this exclusive audio edition includes Bill Littlefield's 2001 interview with W. C. Heinz as well as commentary and recollections from the author's daughter, Gayl Heinz.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bill Littlefield

Length:

5h 40m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:15:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:03:48