Last Press Bus Out of Middletown

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For 30 years, celebrated sports journalist Bob Hammel has reported on a variety of games and athletes–the Olympics, Pan American Games, 23 NCAA Final Fours, Major League Baseball playoffs and World Series, college football bowl games, Muhammad Ali's last championship victory, and dozens of Indiana high school basketball Final Fours. In all that time, however, he's never written much about himself–ntil now.


In Last Press Bus Out of Middletown, Bob tells the story of how an Indiana sports journalist without a college degree, armed with talent, gumption, and a whole lot of inspiration and advice from those he worked with, earned national attention while still working for his small-town newspaper. From Bob Knight to Mark Spitz, from the horrors of the Munich Olympics tragedy to the Hoosiers' exhilarating clinching of the NCAA basketball championship, Bob Hammel's journey has been unforgettable. Even in his 80s, it's a dream that still has him smiling and storytelling.


Preface by Michael Koryta


Prologue


In the Beginning...Henry David, William Allen, Dad, and Mom


BOOK ONE Journalism and I


My "Sundown Town"


Religion, Politics, and Me


My College Years, in a Newsroom


Four Schools, Four Towns, Second Grade


The Herald-TELEPHONE?


BOOK TWO Olympian Tales


The Perry Stewart Effect


BOOK THREE My Gift That Kept Giving


Munich 1972


Even at Schwimmhalle, All Wasn't Golden


About That Basketball Game


Montreal 1976


Los Angeles 1984


Barcelona 1992


Atlanta 1996


BOOK FOUR The Bob Knight Effect


BOOK FIVE Friendships and Relationships


Acknowledgments

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Published 01 February 2019
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EAN13 9780253044709
Language English
Document size 1 MB

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