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Who says all the best sportswriting involves baseball? Here are six great books on football.

Nov 19, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Football is a violent but complicated sport. That ought to make it an ideal subject for engaging literature, but alas, until recently this has not been the case. Save for a few classics - "A Fan's Notes," by Frederick Exley , "Out of Their League," by Dave Meggyesy and "Collision Low Crossers: Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football," by Nicholas Dawidoff - books about football have typically proved George Plimpton correct: the smaller the ball, the better the book.

But this seas...