Game As They Make 'Em: The Sports Stories of Eustace Cockrell, Collected Works, Volume IV, 1934-1950 - Roger Coleman
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Eustace Cockrell was a pioneer writer who, during television’s “Golden Age” of the 1950s, contributed to many award-winning shows including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Philco Television Playhouse, and Naked City. He also wrote teleplays for many of the early Western classics including Man Without a Gun and Cheyenne.
Prior to his television career, however, Cockrell was a prolific writer of short stories. Over a 25-year period, beginning in 1932, his works appeared regularly in prominent pulp fiction magazines such as Blue Book and Argosy and in “slicks” like Collier’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and Cosmopolitan.
These stories, 114 unique tales, are now republished by Mission Point Press in a five-volume set, The Collected Works of Eustace Cockrell, edited by Roger Coleman, Cockrell’s son-in-law. Coleman, also a writer, is married to Cockrell’s daughter, Elizabeth.
Game As They Make ‘Em is a collection of twenty-two sports tales written by Cockrell between 1934 and 1950. Featured are a variety of settings including football, baseball, wrestling, tennis, golf, and horse racing. Cockrell writes about the game of life — a challenge in which those who often view themselves as losers, in the long run, are the first to cross the finish line — with self-respect being the ultimate prize.
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1958363430
Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1958-363447
8.5 x 11 inches (h)
8.27 x 11.69 inches (s)
Hardcover retail: $29.95
Softcover retail: $17.50