Bang the Drum Slowly

Bang the Drum Slowly

Paperback - 2003
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Henry Wiggen, hero of The Southpaw and the best-known fictional baseball player in America, is back again, throwing a baseball "with his arm and his brain and his memory and his bluff for the sake of his pocket and his family." More than a novel about baseball, Bang the Drum Slowly is about the friendship and the lives of a group of men as they each learn that a teammate is dying of cancer. nbsp; Bang the Drum Slowly was chosen as one of the top one hundred sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated and appears on numerous other lists of best baseball fiction. In the introduction to this new Bison Books edition Mark Harris discusses the making of the classic 1973 film starring Robert DeNiro, based on his screen adaptation of the book. Also available in Bison Books editions are The Southpaw , It Looked Like For Ever.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2003], ©1956.
ISBN: 9780803273382
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: xiii, 243 pages ; 21 cm


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May 24, 2019

but ... others will say it's the best baseball movie they've ever seen -- though maybe they haven't seen Pride of the Yankees (non-fiction, obviously) or The Natural (fiction, obviously). Go, Roy Hobbs !!!

Jan 19, 2016

Yawn, more of a soap opera than baseball....stopped watching after one hour, sorry, I did want to like it.


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