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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...
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...
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...
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.
December 19, 1983 | Robert W. Creamer
What are we to make of Peter Gent, onetime wide receiver and tight end of the Dallas Cowboys, whose third novel, The Franchise (Villard Books, $16.95), was published last month? Gent's first novel, the rowdy,...