The Glory Years of the Mantle Era
Author: Al Silverman
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Category: Sports & Recreation
An intimate pictorial history featuring rare and many unpublished color photographs of the Yankees from the 1949-1964, often considered the golden age of the celebrated baseball team. Yankee Colorstells the story of the legendary period during the 1950s and 1960s when New York baseball was supreme and the New York Yankees were in the World Series almost every year. Now, this glorious period of Yankees history is captured through the intimate lens of famed sports photographer Marvin Newman. Yankee Colors features never-before-seen color photographs and portraits of Yankee greats such as Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Casey Stengel and Yogi Berra.Color images of regular season games, pennant races, World Series competition and Yankee Stadium are included. This book is a must for every Yankeeand baseballfan, with behind-the scenes moments and photos of the greatest baseball icons of the time. Features a foreword from legendary Yankee hero Yogi Berra.
Author: Harry W. Pfanz
Publisher: UNC Press Books
For good reason, the second and third days of the Battle of Gettysburg have received the lion's share of attention from historians. With this book, however, the critical first day's fighting finally receives its due. After sketching the background of the Gettysburg campaign and recounting the events immediately preceding the battle, Harry Pfanz offers a detailed tactical description of events of the first day. He describes the engagements in McPherson Woods, at the Railroad Cuts, on Oak Ridge, on Seminary Ridge, and at Blocher's Knoll, as well as the retreat of Union forces through Gettysburg and the Federal rally on Cemetery Hill. Throughout, he draws on deep research in published and archival sources to challenge many long-held assumptions about the battle.
A Novel of the Civil War
Author: Alden R. Carter
Publisher: Soho Press
“This monumentally ambitious novel covers in exquisite and graphic detail one of the bloodiest two-day engagements of the Civil War” (Publishers Weekly). December 30, 1862: Outside Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the forty-three thousand men of Maj. General William Starke Rosecrans’s Army of the Cumberland faced the thirty-eight thousand Confederate soldiers of Gen. Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee. It had been a dismal month for the Union. In the east, the Army of the Potomac suffered a terrible defeat at Fredericksburg, Virginia; in the west, Grant failed yet again to breach the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Emancipation Proclamation was to go into effect on New Year’s Day, but after the disasters in December, Lincoln’s decree seemed less the assertion of a great moral imperative than a desperate attempt to shore up a crumbling cause. Rosecrans was to engage Bragg and win. That evening, the bands of both armies played, while the eighty thousand soldiers joined in singing Home Sweet Home. At dawn, they would set about killing each other. At the Battle of Stones River, thousands will fall in savage fighting across the fields and woods of middle Tennessee. The carnage will awaken the best in some men––courage, sacrifice, and honor; the worst in others––cruelty, cowardice, and depravity. In arenas dubbed “the Slaughter Pen” and “Hell’s Half Acre,” the Blue and Gray are about to collide.
Author: Chad Thompson
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Join Yankee Doodle as he rides to town in this illustrated version of the traditional song. With the familiar song as its foundation, this book will have children feeling patriotic and engaged. To create a shared reading experience, new readers are encouraged to retell what they have read or what has been read to them.
Architect of the Golden Age Yankees
Author: Burton A. Boxerman,Benita W. Boxerman
Category: Sports & Recreation
"This book offers a unique perspective on the Yankees...and should not be missed if you want to complete your education of the New York powerhouse."--Gregg's Baseball Bookcase. The New York Yankees were the strongest team in the majors from 1948 through 1960, capturing the American League Pennant 10 times and winning seven World Championships. The average fan, when asked who made the team so dominant, will mention Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford or Mickey Mantle. Some will insist manager Casey Stengel was the key. But pundits at the time, and respected historians today, consider the shy, often taciturn George Martin Weiss the real genius behind the Yankees' success. Weiss loved baseball but lacked the ability to play. He made up for it with the savvy to run a team better than his competitors. He spent more than 50 years in the game, including nearly 30 with the Yankees. Before becoming their general manager, he created their superlative farm system that supplied the club with talented players. When the Yankees retired him at 67, the newly franchised New York Mets immediately hired him to build their team. This book is the first definitive biography of Weiss, a Hall of Famer hailed for contributing "as much to baseball as any man the game could ever know."
Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags
Author: Richard Allen Sauers,Pennsylvania. Capitol Preservation Committee
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Picking up the regimental narratives where Vol. I concludes, this volume covers the 88th through 215th Infantry. It also provides an overview of the flag conservation effort within the state. Color and b&w photos, maps, and illustrations.
Author: Stef Ann Holm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Sparks fly between a prim piano teacher and a charming saloon owner in this “sweet and sassy, rollicking and rambunctious” romance novel (Patricia Gaffney, author of To Love and to Cherish) from USA TODAY bestselling author Stef Ann Holm. Frank Brody never gives a second glance to the starched and stiff type of woman. But when Miss Amelia Marshall arrives in Weeping Angel, Frank’s stare puts a flush on her cheeks hotter than the sun wilting her prim apparel. She’s come to town to forget a busted romance and make a living the only respectable way she can: by giving piano lessons. When the only piano in town turns up at Frank’s rundown shebang of a business, the Moon Rock Saloon, Amelia must compromise…never suspecting her temporary arrangement with the disarmingly handsome Mr. Brody will lead to a passion more glorious and unpredictable than anything she had dared to imagine…
Author: Gabor S. Boritt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Gabor Boritt has invited nine leading authorities to shed new light on the greatest battle in our history, focusing in particular on the unknown, the controversial, and what might have been. What did the battle do to the people of Gettysburg? What is behind the rise of Joshua Chamberlain to the status of the Hero of the Battle? How did the common soldiers influence the battle? Readers are treated to a fresh account of Pickett's Charge from the rarely-described perspective of the Union soldiers, and to careful new analyses of the battlefield actions of General Ewell and General Daniel Sickles. And throughout the volume, there is much vivid writing, such as a stirring account of the moment when General Winfield Scott Hancock ordered the First Minnesota to "take those colors," sending the Minnesotans into a struggle that would cost most of them their lives but would help save the day for the Union. Offering the insights of America's eminent Civil War scholars, The Gettysburg Nobody Knows provides a marvelously informative reconsideration of this epic event.
A Novel About Baseball, Politics, and Murder
Author: William L. DeAndrea
Publisher: Open Road Media
A onetime baseball catcher confronts the murder of a McCarthyist politician at Yankee Stadium In 1953 America, McCarthyism is everywhere. Congressman Rex Harwood Simmons is among the leaders who single-mindedly hunt down suspected Communists; he even claims that Communism has infiltrated America’s favorite pastime. But while watching a Yankee game one afternoon, he becomes a target. As the crowd cheers for a homerun, Simmons is shot dead in his seat. The task of solving the crime falls to onetime ballplayer and Korean War veteran Russ Garrett, who collaborates with “Vicious Aloysius” Murphy, a Bronx homicide detective. The investigation won’t be easy, since there are plenty of people with a motive to plug Simmons. Several clues point to a blacklisted intellectual—but he was driven to suicide years ago. And as Garrett hunts for the killer, a new conspiracy comes to light: a plot to murder Yankee star Mickey Mantle.
The Creation of Military Aircraft Nose Art
Author: Gary Velasco
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
This new book by Artist/author Gary Velasco is an illustrated history on the creation of military aircraft nose art. This comprehensive volume covers the technical aspects of how nose art was applied to vintage military aircraft and the uses of materials, supplies and development of nose art designs as researched through discussions with surviving nose artists. The author examines and analyzes the WW II era b/w photographs and reveals their color content along with many never-before-published photos, thereby recreating step-by-step actual flying warbird nose art restorations for the first time. Fighting Colors is a graphic tool for all enthusiasts of pinup and vintage aircraft nose art. For artists, this book will outline what the masters knew when the age of sign painting, along with a little bit of imagination and brushes, was a common trade. For veterans and their families, Fighting Colors will serve as a source of reflection and inspiration for years to come.
A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Author: United States. War Department
Category: Confederate States of America
Official records produced by the armies of the United States and the Confederacy, and the executive branches of their respective governments, concerning the military operations of the Civil War, and prisoners of war or prisoners of state. Also annual reports of military departments, calls for troops, correspondence between national and state governments, correspondence between Union and Confederate officials. The final volume includes a synopsis, general index, special index for various military divisions, and background information on how these documents were collected and published. Accompanied by an atlas.