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An intimate pictorial history featuring rare and many unpublished color photographs of the Yankees from the 1949-1964, often considered the golden age of the celebrated baseball team.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.
Unforgettable Tales from the House That Ruth Built
Author: Alex Belth
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Sportswriters and Yankee fans share their memories of the retired stadium.
From Shiloh to Perryville
Author: James Lee McDonough
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
War in Kentucky From Shiloh to Perryville James Lee McDonough A compelling new volume from the author of Shiloh--In Hell before Night and Chattanooga--A Death Grip on the Confederacy, this book explores the strategic importance of Kentucky for both sides in the Civil War and recounts the Confederacy's bold attempt to capture the Bluegrass State. In a narrative rich with quotations from the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of participants, James Lee McDonough brings to vigorous life an episode whose full significance has previously eluded students of the war. In February of 1862, the fall of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson near the Tennessee-Kentucky border forced a Confederate retreat into northern Alabama. After the Southern forces failed that spring at Shiloh to throw back the Federal advance, the controversial General Braxton Bragg, newly promoted by Jefferson Davis, launched a countermovement that would sweep eastward to Chattanooga and then northwest through Middle Tennessee. Capturing Kentucky became the ultimate goal, which, if achieved, would lend the war a different complexion indeed. Giving equal attention to the strategies of both sides, McDonough describes the ill-fated Union effort to capture Chattanooga with an advance through Alabama, the Confederate march across Tennessee, and the subsequent two-pronged invasion of Kentucky. He vividly recounts the fighting at Richmond, Munfordville, and Perryville, where the Confederate dream of controlling Kentucky finally ended. The first book-length study of this key campaign in the Western Theater, War in Kentucky not only demonstrates the extent of its importance but supports the case that 1862 should be considered the decisive year of the war. The author: James Lee McDonough, a native of Tennessee, is professor of history at Auburn University. Among his other books are Stones River--Bloody Winter in Tennessee and Five Tragic Hours: The Battle of Franklin, which he co-wrote with Thomas L. Connelly.
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.
Architect of the Golden Age Yankees
Author: Burton A. Boxerman,Benita W. Boxerman
Category: Sports & Recreation
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."
Author: Chad Thompson
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Yankee Doodle rides his pony through the pages of this creatively illustrated version of the traditional rhyme. This book has been translated into Spanish and allows for a wonderful shared reading experience for children who are just beginning to learn to read. The familiar rhyme and images help new readers tell the story either as they read or as they are read to.
Author: Buzz Bissinger
Category: Sports & Recreation
In The Classic Mantle, acclaimed sportswriter Buzz Bissinger tells the story of Mickey Mantle’s unforgettable career. Mantle has long been considered one of baseball’s most memorable figures—playing his entire 18-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (1951–68), winning 3 American League MVP titles, playing in 20 All-Star games, and winning 7 World Series. Today, more than 40 years after his retirement, he still holds 6 World Series records, including most home runs (18). Bissinger goes beyond the statistics to bring Mantle to life, and stunning photographs by Marvin E. Newman make this book a fitting tribute to Mantle’s career and his lasting impact on the sport of baseball. Praise for The Classic Mantle: “Even if you're a Yankee hater, you can't help but love this book—and Mickey Mantle.” —The Buffalo News
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.
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.
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.
My First Alphabet Book
Author: Brad M. Epstein
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
New York Yankees ABC is the ultimate alphabet book for every young Yankees fan! A is for at-bat (Mickey Mantle), D is for dugout, M is for Monument Park and, of course, Y is for Yankee Stadium! Toddlers will love learning their letters with all the great symbols and players of their favorite team. The book is even shaped like a baseball jersey and features the home game jersey as the cover.
A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Author: United States. War Dept
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.