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From the Phoenix's George Kimball archives
"1973 World Series: You Gotta Believe," "Super Bowl VIII: Bud Grant as Capt. Queeg," and more
By: GEORGE KIMBALL  |  November 16, 2011


The Ploughshares years

A different perspective on the venerable Boston lit mag's early years
After reading an item on the Boston Globe book page noting that DeWitt Henry had published a memoir, I bought a copy of the book.
By: GEORGE KIMBALL  |  November 16, 2011


Review: The Rocket that Fell to Earth

Roger Clemens's fall and rise and fall
On July 18, 1992, in a celebrated post-game meltdown at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the pitcher formerly known as the Rocket expressed his displeasure over a column I had written.
By: GEORGE KIMBALL  |  April 01, 2009


Back Beat

At last, Kerouac and Burroughs's co-authored noir novel, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, resurfaces.
On a Sunday afternoon in December of 1997 I hooked up with the poet Jim McCrary at a Greenwich Village saloon.  
By: GEORGE KIMBALL  |  October 24, 2008



Larry McMurtry’s life in the trade
Larry McMurtry, the best I can tell, remains the only man to have both won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction and written an Academy Award–winning screenplay.
By: GEORGE KIMBALL  |  July 08, 2008



The thief who reinvented himself as a Hollywood celebrity
The new guy showed up as a guest at the Lakeside Golf Club in 1932, and to the surprise of absolutely no one, he won the club championship the first time he entered it.
By: GEORGE KIMBALL  |  June 10, 2008


‘Great’ is definitely the wrong word

Richard Bradley’s fact-challenged book on the Sox-Yanks’ ’78 season finale is filled with Buckner-esque errors.
When I come across an obvious factual error in a book, my initial inclination is to wince in sympathy for the soon-to-be-embarrassed author. Unless, that is, the mistake is infuriatingly egregious, in which case I’m more apt to throw the book up against the wall in disgust.
By: GEORGE KIMBALL  |  January 28, 2010
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