ESPN: The Uncensored History (Hardback)
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ESPN: The Uncensored History (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 01/04/2000
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ESPN: The Uncensored History is the first book to provide a critical analysis of the 20-year history of Americas original and largest sports network. Through information gleaned from internal documents, police and court records, and interviews with network employees, on-air talent, producers and executives, this book investigates the inside story of ESPN and brings it to you uncensored.

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 9780878332397
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 649 g
Dimensions: 239 x 166 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This is a must-read for ESPN and sports fans alike. * Gadflyonline.Com *
The tale of ESPN's rise digs deeply...into behind-the-scenes shenanigans... * Sports Illustrated *
...powerful and entertaining. * Pittsburgh Post-Gazette *
Extensively researched, ESPN: The Uncensored History presents a fascinating, candid, revealing story in clear, unambiguous, and highly evocative language. A singularly memorable and compelling 'tell-all' book, ESPN: The Uncensored History is strongly recommended reading for all sports buffs. * Library Bookwatch *
Network stoolies are buzzing about a...book on ESPN by New York Times sports writer Mike Freeman...sounds real juicy * New York Daily News *
...a fascinating new book...might make you watch ESPN in a whole new way. * Book Page *
Michael Freeman tells the story with the same urgency and breathlessness that ESPN brings to its coverage of sports.... a dazzling American success story .... * American Way *
Freeman uses network documents, court records, and (often anonymous) interviews with past and current employees to make this a compelling read. Highly recommended. * Library Journal *
After reading this explosive book it's hard to believe that a network owned by the squeaky-clean Disney Corporation could allow the sexual hijinks that go on at ESPN to escape their corporate scrutiny. A devastating read. * Publishers Weekly *
Michael Freeman provides the first book of critical analysis of the original and largest sports network. * Sports Collectors Digest *
Give Freeman points for diligent research [and] for his no-nonsense history of how the all-sports network evolved. * Philadelphia Daily News *
... compelling subject matter for any sports fan. * Daytona News-Journal *
Freeman, a skilled and concise writer, does an exceptional job of telling the entire story-warts and all .... * Baltimore Sun *
... sizzling expose ... truly shocking. * Publishers Weekly *
This story would make a terrific Outside the Lines. Yet ESPN's investigative series ... wouldn't touch the material ... with a 10-foot TelePrompTer. * Orlando Sentinel *
Michael Freeman has captured the essence of the freewheeling, 24-hour cable network that pioneered not just sports television, but the cable industry itself. * Fort Worth Star-Telegram *
... give[s] the reader a real insight to the early days at ESPN. * Tampa Tribune *
... stunning ... fascinating .... * Chicago Sun-Times *

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