James Weeks

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James Weeks’s look at the time when football was considered a substitute for the manly virtues of war appeared in the September/October 1988 issue.

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July/August 1989

In September 1862 the New York Tribune ran a masterly account of the Battle of Antietam. Here were no vague claims of “Great and Glorious Victory” or “Great Slaughter of the Rebels.” Instead, the paper offered six columns of accurate, forceful prose—and got it to the readers less than thirty-six hours after the fight.