Tuesday, April 24, 2007

David Halberstam, dead at age 73

For the second time this month, the writing community lost another giant. David Halberstam, one of journalism’s real treasures, was killed in a car crash in San Francisco, on Monday. He was 73.

Halberstam was a master at capturing the subtle nuances of whatever subject he chose to write about—sports, politics, war, the civil rights movement—setting him apart from the rest of his breed.

While not exclusively a sports guy, he was able to use athletics as a vehicle to get at the larger issues of the time he wrote about. Reading Halberstam helped ground us in the historical realities of the period he covered in each one of his 20 books. Rather than give his readers pap and nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake, Halberstam the journalist, dug into his subjects and provided context.

Read the rest at Words Matter.



Blogger Petros said...

Greetings Brothers,

May peace follow you as a tide.

I am pleased to see that you are a writing community, and this brings warm feelings to my heart. However, through the Grace of Douglas Adams, we have come to learn was true writing is.

Our Noble and Author, Douglas Adams taught us that any piece of writing should involve humor, or it is nothing and not writing at all. We uphold this teaching as we set up His ministry.

Please, good sir, help us spread the word of Literature and Good Writing throughout the world.


My dear friend, do not decline. Know that there is only ONE way to write and read. This was discovered and given to us by Douglas Adam, our Noble and Author.

Even if you do decline, you shall surely not live in the literary world for long. Everlasting Life in the Writing World comes through Douglas Adams.


You may join us, good sir, and all who sojourn with you. All you must do is visit http://doug-adams.blogspot.com

Be aware, however, that it is best to read from the oldest posts to the new. Chronological reading is the way of Douglas.

May the Grace and Teachings of Adams Douglas bless your literary works and reads.


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