Sportswriter.  Born;  Birmingham.  Married– Jonelle.  Children–one.  Education– attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  A contributing editor of American Heritage magazine; writes frequently for the Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal.


Contemporary Authors online


Big Play:  Barra on Football.  Washington: Brassey’s, 2005.

Brushbacks and Knockdowns:  The Greatest Football Debates of Two Centuries.  New York:  T. Dunne Books, 2009.

Clearing the Bases:  The Greatest Baseball Debates of the Last Century.  New York:  T. Dunne Books, 2002.

Inventing Wyatt Earp:  His Life and Many Legends. Bison Books, 2009.

The Last Coach: A Life of Paul “Bear” Bryant.  New York:  W.W.Norton, 2005.

Mick and Willie:  Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age.  New York:  Crown Archetype, 2013.

Rickwood Field:  A Century in America’s Oldest Ballpark.  New York: W.W.Norton, 2010.

Yogi Berra:  Eternal Yankee.  New York:  W.W.Norton, 2009.


That’s Not the Way It Was:  (Almost) Everything They’ve Told You about Sports Is Wrong.  Hyperion, 1995.