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Featuring:

Frank Deford

Over Time: My Life As A Sportswriter
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Frank Deford, author of Over Time: My Life As A Sportswriter, has written for Sports Illustrated for more than 50 years and is a regular commentator on National Public Radio. He is the author of 16 books, including Everybody's All-American.

Genre:Non-Fiction

John Grisham

Calico Joe
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John Grisham is the author of Calico Joe and Playing for Pizza. He has published 25 novels, one work of non-fiction, (The Innocent Man), and three Theodore Boone novels for young adults.

Genre:Fiction

Jane Leavy

The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's ChildhoodSandy Koufax, and the comic novel Squeeze Play, is a former Washington Post staff writer and contributor to the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Grantland.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Tim Wendel

(Moderator)
Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball and America Forever
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Tim Wendel, author of Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball and America Forever, is the new writer in residence at Johns Hopkins University. Summer of '68 was named a Publisher Weekly's Top 10 sports title.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Dave Zirin

Game Over: How Politics are Turning the Sports World Upside Down
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Dave Zirin, author of Game Over: How Politics are Turning the Sports World Upside Down, is the sports editor at the Nation Magazine. He is the author of seven books about the intersection of sports and politics.

Genre:Non-Fiction