Showing 1 - 10 of 98 Stories for Robert Cantwell
The Real McCoy
His true name was Norman Selby, and he yearned for the life of a farmer, but title fights, adulation, Broadway, posh saloons, private eyes, poets, princesses, nine marriages (three of them to the actress at left, Julia Woodruff), the movies, scandal, jewel thefts and finally murder were the lot of boxing's mighty Kid
RUN, RABBIT, RUN
No harebrained scheme, inventor Owen Smith's mechanical bunny put greyhound racing on the track, helped the Feds nab Al Capone and is ...
The Ultimate Confrontation
It has come in the Brooks Range of Alaska, a majestic wilderness where wolves are many and people are rare—or were, until oil gushed at Prudhoe Bay
MYSTERY MAKES A WRITER
Dick Francis was riding the Queen Mother's horse, Devon Loch, in the 1956 Grand National before 250000 people. He had the race won when suddenly Devon ...
BEARS AND OTHER COMMUTERS
Assorted evidence is presented that after eons of fleeing from humans, wild animals are mounting a new and sinister attack that is based on one of their enemy's ...
A PLAGUE OF STARLINGS
The worst lines in English poetry—from the point of view of bluebirds, flickers and bird watchers, at least—are in Shakespeare's King Henry IV, ...
The Silver All-Americas, 1936-61
They were football-playing seniors 25 autumns ago; they were nominated by their alma maters for Sports Illustrated's annual career awards; and—for what they accomplished then and since—they have been elected the Silver Anniversary All-Americas of 1961. Herewith the portrait of a generation
Sport was Box-Office Poison
The beginnings were hilarious—and profitable-but then hokum took over as Hollywood made hundreds of sport movies, most of them stinkeroos
THE MUSIC OF BASEBALL
When the Braves moved from Boston to Milwaukee they took with them a fine new Hammond electric organ, which they perched in a makeshift organ loft in the ...