Bang the Drum Slowly

Bang the Drum Slowly

by Mark Harris

Paperback(Second Edition)

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Henry Wiggen, hero of The Southpaw and the best-known fictional baseball player in America, is back again, throwing a baseball “with his arm and his brain and his memory and his bluff for the sake of his pocket and his family.” More than a novel about baseball, Bang the Drum Slowly is about the friendship and the lives of a group of men as they each learn that a teammate is dying of cancer.
Bang the Drum Slowly was chosen as one of the top one hundred sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated and appears on numerous other lists of best baseball fiction. In the introduction to this new Bison Books edition Mark Harris discusses the making of the classic 1973 film starring Robert DeNiro, based on his screen adaptation of the book. Also available in Bison Books editions are The Southpaw, It Looked Like For Ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803273382
Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 243
Sales rank: 259,488
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mark Harris (1922-2007) is the author of a famous quartet of baseball novels—including It Looked Like Forever—as well as Something about a Soldier, Speed, and The Talemaker. All are available as Bison Books.

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