Author: Alex Belth

Alex Belth is the editor of Esquire Classic as well as the proprietor of The Stacks, a site dedicated to preserving great journalism and writing about the arts and culture.
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Inside Inside Sports: The Oral History

When Katharine Graham and the Washington Post company decided to launch the Esquire of sports magazines in 1979, they were riding high. If anyone was poised to create something touched with magic it was at the Post Company. Why then did they sell it just a few years later despite launching the careers of some of the most talented writers and editors of its generation? The Inside story of the greatest magazine you’ve never read.