BOOK EXCERPT: NAT YOUNG REMEMBERS MR. SMOOTH, RUSSELL HUGHES

Characters and stories drive Nat Young’s eminently readable new book, Church of the Open Sky. Young, a Rushmore-level figure in our sport, is complicated, almost overwhelming, a man of multitudes, to a point where everything in the vicinity bends toward him. Yet as a writer, he is and always has been incredibly generous. In Open…