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Praise for The Best of Jim Coleman

“A must-read for all sports fans is a collection of columns by Jim Coleman, who spent more than 50 years at the absolute top of this sportswriting dodge in Canada.”
– John Short, Edmonton Journal

“From Coleman’s 2,500 columns, Taylor has selected stories about King Clancy, and Robinson before baseball’s integration, about war ending and fish tales and bear tales and discovering, in 1943, that 1908 heavyweight champion Jack Johnson was on display in a freak show. Coleman’s columns are a Canterbury Tales of sports as he introduces readers to colourful, odd characters, themselves often the storytellers in his columns.”
– Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun

“A brilliant collection of Coleman’s work, his wit and his humour.”
—Stephen Knight, Quill & Quire

“Coleman covered them all – from Canadian pro football to Canadian-Russian hockey exploits – that’s evident”
“He writes of both four and two-legged racing characters with an insider’s appreciation, wonder and wit.”
“Many of his tales are not only tale, they’re also high, wide and handsome. This is affectionate, entertaining sports nostalgia…”
—Stewart Brown, The Hamilton Spectator