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Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee

Author: Allen Barra

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 451

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“Allen Barra brings a legendary figure from the true golden age of baseball to life.”—Bob Costas Yogi Berra is one of the most popular former athletes in American history, and the most quoted American since Abraham Lincoln. Part clown, part feisty competitor, Berra is also the winningest player (fourteen pennants, ten World Series, 3 MVPs) in baseball history. In this revelatory biography, Allen Barra presents Yogi’s remarkable life as never seen before with nearly one hundred photos and countless “Yogi-isms,” and offers hilarious insights into many of baseball’s greatest moments. From calling Don Larsen’s perfect game, to managing the 1973 “You Gotta Believe” New York Mets, Yogi’s life and career are a virtual cutaway view of our national pastime in the twentieth century.

Yogi: 1925-2015

Author: The New York Times,

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633194418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra will forever be remembered as much for his jovial nature and humorous malapropisms as for his three Most Valuable Player awards and numerous World Series rings. The Yankees' beloved No. 8 passed away September 22, 2015 at the age of 90. A mainstay on the great Yankees teams of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, Berra was an 18-time All-Star and the American League MVP in 1951, 1954, and 1955. After retiring as a player, Berra managed both the Mets and Yankees and led the 1973 Mets to the National League pennant. Compiled and edited by legendary New York sportswriter Dave Anderson and including a foreword by Ron Guidry, one of Berra's closest friends, this unique collection celebrates the life of an American original. Whether re-living Berra's clutch home runs or telling the story behind "It ain't over 'til it's over," this book is an extraordinary tribute to a beloved man.

The Tigers and Yankees in äó»61

A Pennant Race for the Ages, the Babe’s Record Broken and Stormin’ Norman’s Greatest Season

Author: Jim Sargent

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476623112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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The Detroit Tigers gave a memorable performance in the pennant race against the New York Yankees in 1961, the American League’s first expansion season. Starting faster, the Tigers held first place for more than half the season, until the Yankees caught up in late July. They met in a climactic three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers swept all three, winning the pennant for the eleventh time in 13 seasons. But the 18 games the Tigers and Yankees played against each other were some of the most exciting contests of ’61. The Yankees’ saga is well known but the Tigers’ tale has largely been ignored. This book chronicles the season highlights, such as the home run duel between Roger Maris, who slugged a record 61, and Mickey Mantle, who hit a personal best 54. Other outstanding performances were given by the Tigers’ Norm Cash, who led the league with a .361 average, and Rocky Colavito, who hit 45 home runs.

Big Play

Barra on Football

Author: Allen Barra

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612342973

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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In a follow-up to his Clearing the Bases Sports Illustratedas book of the year for 2002syndicated columnist Allen Barra turns his eye from Americaas pastime to Americaas passion. In this collection of essays, Barra delves into the gridironas all-time greats, some of the sportas enduring controversies, and suggests new ways to think about the game that holds our attention from August through January, every year. Barra turns his aggressively intelligent writing to the Heisman Trophy and its controversies and demonstrates why the Bowl Championship Series has not and cannot work. He explains how the infamous tie game between Notre Dame and Michigan State in 1966 changed football forever. He compares the careers of Bear Bryant and Vince Lombardi, George Allen and Don Shula, Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas, and Joe Montana and Steve Young, probing beyond the myths that surround each man and creating a new context to understand their achievements. He explains how Notre Dame embraced a destiny in pads, beyond the Gipper mystique and Rockne speeches. No other writer challenges a sportas myths, untrue truisms, and legends the way Barra does in these essays. The achievement of a writer who manages a balance between establishment insider and outspoken iconoclast, Big Play explores issues and controversies that fire up pigskin fans. Blending statistical commentary with insight and biting commentary with genuine fandom, Barra provides readers with another dose of his passionate, opinionated, and unique analysis of football."

Baseball Injuries

Case Studies, by Type, in the Major Leagues

Author: W. Laurence Coker, M.D.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786468688

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 6353

"Baseball injuries fall into two main categories: overuse and traumatic. This work explores types of injuries and provides case studies of player injuries to demonstrate the cause, the different treatment options, and the effect of injuries on a player'scareer. Discussions show how injuries precipitate innovations in the game (batting helmet, padded outfield walls, and surgeries)"--

Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark

Author: Allen Barra

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039307935X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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The extraordinary social history of Rickwood Field becomes the story of baseball itself, gloriously evoked for the centennial of America’s oldest ballpark. While America has changed dramatically over the last hundred years, Rickwood Field, the pride of Birmingham, Alabama, has remained fixed in time. Best-selling baseball writer Allen Barra journeyed to his native Alabama to capture the glories of a century of baseball lore. In chronicling the history of Rickwood Field, where the manually operated scoreboard still uses numbers painted on metal sheets, Barra also tells of segregated baseball, the vaunted Negro Leagues, and captures the ghosts of the players themselves, including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige, and Willie Mays. Evoking such classics as Shoeless Joe and The Boys of Summer, Barra recalls not only a simpler, bygone era but also a city rife with racial tension and abject poverty, where a tattered ballpark was, and still is, a rare beacon of hope. Indeed, Barra skillfully convinces us that the histories of Rickwood Field, baseball, and the American south are inextricably bound together.

Talking Book Topics

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Blut will fließen

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843710287

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

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Böse Ex-Cops, intrigante Killer, feige FBI-Informanten und gefährliche Frauen - im Spiel um Macht, Millionen und Sex sind sie alle willfährige Marionetten, gelenkt von Politikern und ihren zweifelhaften Freunden. James Ellroys Abschluss der Underworld-Trilogie ist ein gnadenlos spannender Thriller und ein literarisches Ereignis. USA, 1968: Nixon und Humphrey kandidieren für das Präsidentenamt. Der Wahlkampf ist hart und geprägt von Verleumdung und Korruption. Die Ermordung von Martin Luther King und Robert Kennedy, die Proteste von Schwarzen und Studenten wie auch der Vietnamkrieg bringen Unruhe in das Amerika jener Tage. In Los Angeles beschäftigt Scotty Bennett vom LAPD der ungeklärte brutale Überfall auf einen Geldtransporter, bei dem mehrere Millionen Dollar und eine größere Menge Smaragde verschwanden. Je mehr er bei den Ermittlungen in die Nähe der Machtzentren gerät, desto gefährdeter ist seine Mission - und auch sein Leben. Steckte das FBI hinter dem Überfall? Flossen die Millionen in Nixons Wahlkampf? Was hat Howard Hughes Nixon versprochen? James Ellroy führt zu den Hintertreppen der Macht und besticht mit seiner radikalen Gesellschaftskritik, einer explosiven Mischung aus Verschwörung und Gewalt, Besessenheit, Sex und Drogen.

Digital Talking Books Plus

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Publisher: N.A


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Die Abenteuer eines Kapitalisten

Author: Jim Rogers

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783898791359


Page: 317

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Book Review Index 2009


Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414419121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

View: 5660

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Erotic Poems

Author: Edward E. Cummings,Lars Vollert

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406624803


Page: 127

View: 1888

Liebe, Humor, Frau, Mann. KOmmt nun noch die Freude am sprachlichen Experiment dazu, ist man bei den erotischen Gedichten des amerikanischen Lyrikers und Malers E.E. CUmmings (1894-1962) angelangt. CUmmings liebt das Physische in allem, was er tut: Er liebt die Buchstaben, die Worter. UNd er liebt die Frauen, die Erotik, den Sex. SO wie er immer wieder die sinnliche Einheit zweier Liebender und ihrer Korper feiert, so spielt er auch mit dem Korper der gedruckten Sprache: Er trennt und vereint die sprachlichen Korperteile, um sie zu neuen und uberraschend lustvollen Bildern im Kopf der Leser werden zu lassen. SEine Gedichte bewegen sich dabei zwischen romantisch und obszon, zartlich und derb, verspielt und frivol. SEine liebevollen erotischen Stellungnahmen entzucken und provozieren. Dieser Band vereint zum ersten Mal ausgewahlte erotische Gedichte aus dem umfangreichen lyrischen Werk von E.E. CUmmings.


Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518743767

Category: Poetry

Page: 117

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Brechts Liebesgedichte behandeln das Thema der Liebe zu einem Menschen wie das der Liebe zu den Menschen, die aufgerufen sind, den Planeten Erde »bewohnbar« zu machen. Beide Themen bedingen sich, regen sich an, schöpfen eins aus dem anderen.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250191

Category: Publishers' catalogs

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Inventing Wyatt Earp

His Life and Many Legends

Author: Allen Barra

Publisher: Castle Books

ISBN: 9780785814948

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 6706

This revelatory volume tells for the first time Earp’s entire astonishing story.

Library Journal

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Category: Libraries

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The Last Coach: A Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant

Author: Allen Barra

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254577

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 608

View: 5673

The explosive biography of the greatest college football coach in history. When Paul William "Bear" Bryant died on January 26, 1983, it was the lead story on the all three networks' evening news. New York City newspapers reported his death on their front pages. Three days later, America watched in awe as an estimated quarter of a million mourners lined the fifty-five mile stretch from Tuscaloosa to a Birmingham cemetery to pay their respects as his three-mile long funeral cortege drove by. Bryant's passing was noted with the kind of reverence our country reserved for statesmen or military leaders, though Paul "Bear" Bryant had insisted for much of his life that he was "just a football coach." For millions he was much more, he was the greatest coach the game ever saw, the heir to the tradition established by Knute Rockne. He took his Alabama Crimson Tide teams to an unmatched six national championships. But to the players, journalists and fans whose lives he touched in his more than half a century as a player and coach, he was the last symbol of values that transcended football—courage, discipline, loyalty, and hard work. To his critics, Bryant represented the dark side of big-time college football—brutality, fanaticism and blind adherence to authority. The real Bear Bryant was far more complex than either his admirers or detractors knew. While maintaining a public friendship with Alabama governor George Wallace, he continually sought ways to undermine the governor's segregationist policies, finally forcing a legendary football game in Birmingham with the University of Southern California that opened the floodgates to the integration of football at the University of Alabama, including its coaching staff. Old fashioned in his politics, he was nonetheless an admirer of Robert Kennedy, whom he planning to vote for in 1968. Allen Barra's The Last Coach traces Paul Bryant's rise from a family of truck farmers to recognition as the most successful and influential coach in the game's history. Through it all, Bryant's influence has not only endured but prevailed as his former players and assistants continue to define the best in not only college but professional football. A USA Today and Washington Post Best Sports Book.



Author: Susan Choi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783746626031


Page: 480

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Al Capone

die Biographie

Author: Robert J. Schoenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491960428


Page: 525

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