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Guide to the Al Silverman Papers
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Biographical Note

Al Silverman, a noted sports writer, is author of 10 books and numerous essays published in, among other publications, Playboy,  Saga, and  Sport Magazine. Among his publications is  I am Third, written with Gale Sayers, which became the acclaimed movie, "Brian's Song."

In addition to his writing, Silverman also worked as an editor and publisher. He was editor of Sport Magazine from 1951 to 1963 and was CEO and chairman of Book of the Month Club from 1972 to 1988. Most recently, Silverman served as editor and publisher at Viking Press from 1989 to 1997.