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Posted By Alex Belth On January 8, 2013 @ 9:00 am In 1: Featured,Arts and Culture,Obituaries | Comments Disabled


Our dear friend Richard Ben Cramer died yesterday [2]. Lung cancer. He was 62.

He was–and is–a mensch of the highest order, a good man, as well as a wonderful storyteller.

Here is a small sampling of his work:

“The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis”  [3]

“Can the Best Mayor Win?” [4]

“The Ballad of Johnny France” [5]

“What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?” [6]

“Citizen Ueberroth” [7]

“Men of Honor” [8]

“Know Your Way Home” [9]

“A Native Son’s Thoughts” [10]

Excerpt from his Joe DiMaggio book. [11]

“Serious Business” [12]

There will be more in the coming days. Here is a fine piece on Richard by Jonathan Martin [13].

Our pal is already sorely missed.

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[1] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/010712_cramer_600-1.jpg

[2] Richard Ben Cramer died yesterday: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/08/us/politics/richard-ben-cramer-dies-at-62-chronicled-presidential-politics.html?_r=0

[3] “The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis” : http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/2012/12/19/bgs-the-strange-and-mysterious-death-of-mrs-jerry-lee-lewis/

[4] “Can the Best Mayor Win?”: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/mayor-william-donald-schaefer-esquire-profile-5586877

[5] “The Ballad of Johnny France”: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/2012/01/09/the-ballad-of-johnny-france/

[6] “What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?”: http://www.esquire.com/features/biography-ted-williams-0686#ixzz2HM7x1Qes

[7] “Citizen Ueberroth”: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1444_001.pdf

[8] “Men of Honor”: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1445_0011.pdf

[9] “Know Your Way Home”: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/2013/01/02/the-banter-gold-standard-know-your-way-home/

[10] “A Native Son’s Thoughts”: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1007090/index.htm

[11] Excerpt from his Joe DiMaggio book.: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/1999/03/21/the-dimaggio-nobody-knew.html

[12] “Serious Business”: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/2010/10/22/serious-business/

[13] a fine piece on Richard by Jonathan Martin: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/richard-ben-cramers-masterpiece-85880.html?hp=l2

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