THE BOLD AMERICAN
16 Our Heritage of Boldness
Catherine Drinker Bowen expounds the response to challenge that has engendered American achievements
22 Heirs to the Great Tradition
John Zimmerman's camera dramatizes the average citizen's zestful search for adventure
32 A Problem for Champions
In color photographs Mark Kauffman portrays athletes who try for titles—but chance becoming famous losers
36 Was There a Gun?
Scuba diver Kenneth MacLeish risks his life to reopen one of the nation's oldest wounds—the sinking of the Lusitania
48 A Lady Hunts with the Shah
Virginia Kraft describes in words—and Artist Bob Peak in paintings—a rare adventure with the Persian monarch
63 The Non-organization Boy
A nostalgic look at the strange and delightful things that kids used to build—and still can—when left alone
68 Way Out Out West
Sportswear Designer Rudi Gernreich and Architect Victor Lundy produce some shocking shapes for sea and ski
86 Frank Merriwell's Triumph
The story of the immortal athlete who captured America's fancy and purified the penny dreadfuls
76 College Football
82 Pro Football
100 For the Record
100 Basketball's Week
102 19th Hole
Acknowledgments on page 102
Cover photographs by John G. Zimmerman and Mark Kauffman
Who will it be? The Jan. 7 issue, two weeks from now, presents the 1962 Sportsman of the Year, whose performances as athlete and man excelled all others during the past year.
How to play Squash is revealed in six pages of drawings and text by Frank Mullins, Rex Lardner and Al Molloy Jr., the University of Pennsylvania coach and a top teaching pro.
Mighty Joe Morovits was the real-life Paul Bunyan of the Pacific Northwest mountains. Now Dolly Connelly recounts his fabulous story in detail for the first time anywhere.