The Heroes Have Gone


Personal Essays on Sport, Popular Culture, and the American West
Jim W. Corder
978-0-913785-11-9 (paper)
July 2008


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“Whether writing about cereal box icons, rock-kicking, Mickey Mantle, or the fantasy realm of Las Vegas, Jim Corder is always engaging, always entertaining, always illuminating. . . . [T]he late Corder, a giant in composition and rhetoric studies, was a first-rate social commentator whose keen eye into the American soul is sorely missed.”
—David L. Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University

Featuring work previously unpublished, The Heroes Have Gone shows off Jim W. Corder’s consummate skills as a memoirist, essayist, and cultural critic. Though the subjects are wide-ranging—West Texas, World War II, writing and teaching, TCU football—one looms above the rest: Corder’s lifetime love affair with America’s pastoral sport, baseball.

Keith D. Miller is professor of English at Arizona State University and the author of Voice of Deliverance: The Language of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Its Sources.

Distributed for Moon City Press.