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Wait Till Next Year

Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN : 9781439188583
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin’s early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers’ leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after, marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wait Till Next Year

Author : Carl Thomas Rowan
ISBN : UOM:39015046359363
Genre : African American baseball players
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Category: African American baseball players

Wait Till Next Year

Author : William Goldman
ISBN : 079241229X
Genre :
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Wait Till Next Year The Story Of Jackie Robinson

Author : Jack Roosevelt Robinson
ISBN : 4871876845
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Wait tell Next Year is the inside story of one of the most dramatic personalities of our time and a re-creation of many of the most exciting moments in modern baseball. If nothing else had counted but hits, runs and errors, Jackie Robinson wouldn't have had many problems during his years as a major figure in the sports world. But his great ability as a player was often over-shadowed by the fact that he was the first Negro in major league baseball. He was - and still is - a man of burning pride and, above all, courage. He is a man who plays to win, on and off the baseball diamond. Jackie Robinson was born in a share-croppers cabin in Georgia. He first won national fame as a college and basketball star at U.C.L.A. And later played in the Negro Baseball leagues. Then, at twenty-six backed by Branch Ricky's tough support, he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. During his controversial record-breaking years with the Dodgers - and the important years since his retirement from baseball in 1956 - he has fought constantly for Negro equality and an end to racial antagonism and discrimination. WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR then is much more than a narrative of Jackie Robinson's brilliant sports career. The whole story is here, including the problems that confronted his mother and his wife and children, and the dramatic scenes when Robinson refused to submit to prejudice in the Army, in housing for his family, in baseball training camps. Robinson himself describes for the reader some of these crisis in life, and his wife speaks of the events which especially affected her. Carl Rowan one of the country's finest reporters has written this biography of a great athlete with warmth, sympathy and full awareness of its value as a spirited American document.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wait Till Next Year

Author : Mathew Dekinder
ISBN : 9781449013417
Genre : Humor
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For sports fans all across the country their worst nightmare is missing the big game. Now imagine a fan not only missing a year's worth of big games, but also in that time everything even remotely related to sports. No ESPN, no sports-talk radio, no reading the sports page, no fantasy football, and especially not any seats in the bleachers. Would it be possible in our sports-obsessed society to avoid it all for a year - let alone survive the ordeal? This was the monumental question Mathew DeKinder, a certifiable sports nut, took on and chronicled in "Wait 'Till Next Year: A Die-Hard Fan's Year Without Sports." Having found that being a sports fan took up a massive amount of free time, not to mention the life-or-death reactions to the games themselves, the author hoped to gain a healthy dose of perspective - or at the very least the ability to stop punching holes in the walls of the den after a soul-crushing loss, by avoiding the world of fan culture for a year. This undertaking, which even the most casual sports fan would consider damn-near herculean, was at times discouraging, surprising, hilarious and even satisfying. But more than anything, the result is a book for all those embittered souls who have ever turned off their television or stormed out of a stadium vowing "never again!" after having their hearts broken by a tough loss. This book provides a better understanding of the emotional roller coaster fans willingly place themselves on and proves that ultimately if you can keep the insanity in check, it is all worth it - win or lose.
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ISBN : 9782304224573
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Author : سلافينكا دراكوليتش
ISBN : 9789776299399
Genre : Political Science
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إن اسم فيينا يبدو مألوفاً للغاية في مدينة صوفيا البلغارية وذلك من خلال محل للفطائر ومقهى يتمتعان بشهرة كبيرة ويحملان الأسم ذاته «فيينا». من خلال أحد نوافذ ذلك المقهى المطل على شارع «تسار ليبيراتور» يجلس الناس ملتفين حول الموائد الحديدية صغيرة الحجم والمطلية باللون الأبيض، يحتسون مشروب القهوة ذا الحجم الكبير من النوع غير التقليدي مثل القهوة البلغارية أو المقدونية أو التركية أو الصربية أو اليونانية، ويعتمد ذلك في المقام الأول على مكان ونوع المقهى الذي نحتسي فيه القهوه، حيث تقدم هنا بطريقة غير تقليدية في فناجين ذات حجم كبير تعلوها الكريمة المرشوش عليها قدر من الشيكولاته، تماماً مثل التي تقدم في فيينا. هناك أيضاً عدة أنواع من الحلويات والفطائر الفيينية -نسبة إلى فيينا- المحفوظة في فاترينة زجاجية مضاءة بمصابيح نيون. حيث نرى كعكة كريم الفانيليا الصفراء المخلوطة بأخرى خضراء مما يعطي اللون الرمادي الغث وذلك يعود إلى إضافة قطع من الخوخ والفراولة. لكن كل ذلك لا يضاهي الجاتوه الفييني الحقيقي المليء بالمكونات والتفاصيل الرائعة. في الواقع أن كل ما يقدم في مثل هذا المقهى لا علاقة له بالمدن الأوروبية الكبيرة إلا الاسم فقط
Category: Political Science

Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN : 9953876029
Genre : Travel writers
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Author : Chris Lamb
ISBN : 0803229569
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 71.49 MB
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Chronicles the story of Jackie Robinson's first spring training during 1946, a time when America was struggling with racism and segregation, as well as with the impact of the Second World War, documenting the player's ordeal on and off the field, the reaction of the black and white communities, the influence of the press, and Robinson's own determination and anxieties.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ethnicity Sport Identity

Author : J. A. Mangan
ISBN : 9780714655741
Genre : Social Science
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The struggle for status within sport is a microcosm of the struggle for rights, freedom and recognition within society. Injustices within sport often reflect larger injustices in society as a whole. In South Africa, for example, sport has been crucial in advancing the rights and liberty of oppressed groups. The geographical and chronological range of the essays in Ethnicity, Sport, Identity reveal the global role of sport in this advance. The collection examines cases of discrimination directed at individuals or groups, resulting in their exclusion from full participation in sport and their consequent struggle for inclusion. It shows how ethnic and national identity are sources of social cohesion and political assertion within sport, and it illustrates the manner in which sport has served to project ethnicity in various, often contradictory ways. It depicts sport as an agent of conservatism and radicalism, superiority and subordination, confidence and lack of confidence, and as a source of disenfranchisement and enfranchisement. That sport has been, and continues to be, a potent means of both ethnic restriction and release can no longer be ignored.
Category: Social Science