Joseph Epstein is one of the finest writers in America. He is, also, a sports fanatic. As sports writing at large is not as rife with fine literary contributions as it once was, we are always pleased when a talent the likes of Joseph turn their pen to our favorite past times. He has made a marvelous entry into the canon of fine sports essays with “Masters of the Games“. It is a must for the bookshelf for anyone who has ever loved sports.