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November 19, 1973 | Jonathan Yardley
Peter Gent, who labored for several seasons as a Dallas Cowboy receiver, has undergone a startling metamorphosis: he appears now as Peter Gent, author of the best-selling novel North Dallas Forty (Morrow, $7.95). As...
December 17, 1973 | Jonathan Yardley
If, or rather when, you are caught in the last-gasp dash for Christmas presents, books are always a good idea. This has not been a vintage year for sports books, but here are one reviewer's admittedly personal choices.
July 24, 1978
Mr. Hot and Mr. Cool, volatile Viktor Korchnoi, a defector from the U.S.S.R., and Soviet smoothie Anatoly Karpov, make their first deliberate moves in the world chess championship. J. D. Reed reports from Baguio in...
October 30, 1978 | Jonathan Yardley
Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on one's point of view, the excerpt from Peter Gent's new novel that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED published recently turns out to be the best part of the book. That section has to do...
May 07, 1979 | Joe Jares
It is a drizzly night in the Los Angeles Coliseum, months before the pro football camps will open. Except for a security guard or two, the 71,414 seats are empty. But the lights are on, and down on the grass two...