WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2023 at 6 PM / TALK with Q&A -- Virtual
Michael MacCambridge, The Big Time
CALLING ALL SPORTS FANS! We are thrilled to virtually host author, journalist and TV commentator Michael MacCambridge. He'll talk about his new book, The Big Time: How the 1970s Transformed Sports in America, on Wednesday, October 18 at 6pm PST.
It's a captivating chronicle of the pivotal decade in American sports, when the games invaded prime time, and sports moved from the margins to the mainstream of American culture. Every decade brings change, but as Michael MacCambridge chronicles in THE BIG TIME, no decade in American sports history featured such convulsive cultural shifts as the 1970s. In tracing the epic narrative of how American sports was transformed in the 70s, a larger story emerges: of how America itself changed, and how spectator sports moved decisively on a trajectory toward what it has become today, the last truly "big tent" in American culture.
This event will be presented via CrowdCast. A registration link will be available soon.
Early reviews have been terrific.
"If you remember how great sports were in those days, THE BIG TIME will remind you, and if you doubt how great, this book will show you."-- Roy Blount, Jr., author, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load
"Michael MacCambridge's THE BIG TIME is a meticulously researched, beautifully written and wonderfully entertaining walk down memory lane. The '70s were such a fascinating decade in sports and culture, and this book brings all the characters and moments to life in riveting detail. We know that time travel doesn't exist, but this book sure comes close."-- Christine Brennan, USA Today sports columnist and author of the best-selling Inside Edge
"Michael MacCambridge is one of America's finest chroniclers and when he told me he was turning his eye to the 1970s, the decade of my childhood, I couldn't have been more thrilled. He delivers exactly what I hoped he would, a book brimming with nostalgia and fun, filled with all the marvelous names that shaped my life as a sports fan as well as shaping sports as we now know them."-- Joe Posnanski, bestselling author of The Baseball 100
"Michael MacCambridge has produced a riveting book you didn't know needed to be written until you turn the first page--at which point you realize it's indispensable history. THE BIG TIME is part cultural biography and part stroll down charming lanes of nostalgia, revisiting indelible characters at their peak powers, from Chrissie Evert to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But mainly it's an engrossing appraisal of an American decade that changed, well, everything."-- Sally Jenkins, author of The Right Call