Books: Leftovers

REFLECTIONS WITHOUT MIRRORS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE MIND by Louis Nizer Doubleday; 469 pages; $10.95

Ask a fan what the great American sport is, and he will probably give one of three answers: football, baseball or basketball. In each case he would be wrong. The true national sport is the law, and the contest Americans love best is the one in the courtroom, where lives are at stake and vast sums can be won or lost on a lawyer's forward motion.

The Howard Cosell of the legal game is Louis Nizer, 75, a distinguished...

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