A father, a son and how the Cap Times saved a family
How could a job offer, any job offer, save a family? Sounds hyperbolic, but it happened. For former Cap Times editor-in-chief Elliott Maraniss, his wife, Mary, and their four children, his start at the Cap Times in 1957 rescued a family that was both beleaguered and nomadic.
Book Deals: Week of March 11, 2019
Alice Mayhew, v-p and editorial director of Simon & Schuster, signed a deal with ICM’s Rafe Sagalyn for U.K., Canadian, and open market rights for Thorpe, a biography of Jim Thorpe by David Maraniss, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist
Aretha Franklin’s last name explained her
There was only one Aretha, but, in her case, the first-name recognition evoked so much more than pop celebrity.
The Collision Sport on Trial
Of the many sayings attributed to Vince Lombardi...the one that seems most relevant to football today is not about winning, the pursuit of excellence, or the importance of will and character, but rather this:“Football is not a contact sport; it is a collision sport.”
From The Washington Post: MY BIG brother Jim and I met on Pine Street in Center City Philadelphia on a midsummer morning. He was wearing khaki shorts and a green T-shirt that featured Peter Tosh,…