RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) November 02, 2013
What do the 1972 Munich Olympics, The Game of the Century college football series and the death of Swede Savage in the Indy 500 all have in common? They were all major sporting events that former journalist Bob Markus attended and reported on.
Markus was a sports writer and columnist for 36 years with the Chicago Tribune and now he’s turning his life’s work into one cumulative book, “I’ll Play These: A Sports Writer’s Life.”
“I was a sports writer from the late 50’s to the mid-90’s,” Markus said. “I witnessed some of sports' most historical moments and wrote about them firsthand. I have also seen how dramatically the world of sports journalism has changed over the years.”
Part autobiography and part historical collection, “I’ll Play These” presents fascinating sports stories along with a narrative commentary about the world of sports journalism.
“I wanted to share my story in such a way that it could appeal to the diehard sports fan just as much as journalists or historians,” Markus said.
“I’ll Play These: A Sports Writer’s Life”
By: Bob Markus
Retail price: $23.99
Available at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.
About the Author
Bob Markus graduated from the University of Missouri in 1955 and began writing for the Chicago Tribune in 1959. Amongst many awards, Markus has received a National Headliner Award and three Illinois Sports Writer Awards. He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife of 51 years.