THE BROOKLYN CYCLONES HARDBALL DREAMS AND THE NEW CONEY ISLAND

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The Brooklyn Cyclones

Author : Ben Osborne
ISBN : 0814762050
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 2001, after losing the Dodgers to California 44 years earlier, Brooklyn welcomed professional baseball back to the community with the Cyclones, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets. This entertaining book recounts the Cyclones first season.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Coney Island Reader

Author : Louis J. Parascandola
ISBN : 9780231538190
Genre : History
File Size : 35.73 MB
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Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers--including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, E. E. Cummings, Djuna Barnes, Colson Whitehead, Robert Olen Butler, and Katie Roiphe--this anthology is the first to focus on the unique history and transporting experience of a beloved fixture of the New York City landscape. Moody, mystical, and enchanting, Coney Island has thrilled newcomers and soothed native New Yorkers for decades. With its fantasy entertainments, renowned beach foods, world-class boardwalk, and expansive beach, it provides a welcome respite from the city's dense neighborhoods, unrelenting traffic, and somber grid. Coney Island has long offered a kaleidoscopic panorama of people, places, and events, creating, as Lawrence Ferlinghetti once wrote, "a Coney Island of the mind." This anthology captures the highs and lows of that sensation, with works that imagine Coney Island as a restful resort, a playground for the masses, and a symbol of America's democratic spirit, as well as a Sodom by the sea, a garish display of capitalist excess, and a paradigm of urban decay. As complex as the city of which it is a part, Coney Island engenders limitless perspectives, a composite inspiring everyone who encounters it to sing its electric song.
Category: History

501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die

Author : Ron Kaplan
ISBN : 9780803246485
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 63.55 MB
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Propounding his “small ball theory” of sports literature, George Plimpton proposed that “the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature.” Of course he had the relatively small baseball in mind, because its literature is formidable—vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them (or to know what they’re missing). From biography, history, fiction, and instruction to books about ballparks, business, and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide, far more fun than a reference work has any right to be.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Companion To American Sport History

Author : Steven A. Riess
ISBN : 9781118609408
Genre : History
File Size : 77.75 MB
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A Companion to American Sport History presents a collection of original essays that represent the first comprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing field of American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarship relating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars working in the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonial times to the present day, including major sports such as baseball, football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and track and field? Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization, technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sports biography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
Category: History

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015057952627
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Proceedings

Author : North American Society for Sport History
ISBN : UOM:39015073094834
Genre : Physical education and training
File Size : 40.11 MB
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Category: Physical education and training