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Author : Joanna Shupe
ISBN : 9781420139853
Genre : Fiction
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New York City’s Gilded Age shimmers with unimaginable wealth and glittering power. The men of the Knickerbocker Club know this more than anyone else. But for one titan of industry, the business of love is not what he expected... Born in the slums of Five Points, Emmett Cavanaugh climbed his way to the top of a booming steel empire and now holds court in an opulent Fifth Avenue mansion. His rise in stations, however, has done little to elevate his taste in women. He loathes the city’s “high society” types, but a rebellious and beautiful blue-blood just might change all that... Elizabeth Sloane’s mind is filled with more than the latest parlor room gossip. Lizzie can play the Stock Exchange as deftly as New York’s most accomplished brokers—but she needs a man to put her skills to use. Emmett reluctantly agrees when the stunning socialite asks him to back her trades and split the profits. But love and business make strange bedfellows, and as their fragile partnership begins to crack, they’ll discover a passion more frenzied than the trading room floor... Raves for The Courtesan Duchess “Original and alluring.” —Publishers Weekly “Riveting.” —Sabrina Jeffries “Passionate and seductive.” —RT Book Reviews “Captivating.” —Booklist
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Author : Joanna Shupe
ISBN : 9781420139877
Genre : Fiction
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New York City’s Gilded Age shines as bright as the power-wielding men of the Knickerbocker Club. And one pragmatic industrialist is about to learn that a man may make his own destiny, but love is a matter of fortune . . . Born into one of New York’s most respected families, William Sloane is a railroad baron who has all the right friends in all the right places. But no matter how much success he achieves, he always wants more. Having secured his place atop the city’s highest echelons of society, he’s now setting his sights on a political run. Nothing can distract him from his next pursuit—except, perhaps, the enchanting con artist he never saw coming . . . Ava Jones has eked out a living the only way she knows how. As “Madame Zolikoff,” she hoodwinks gullible audiences into believing she can communicate with the spirit world. But her carefully crafted persona is nearly destroyed when Will Sloane walks into her life—and lays bare her latest scheme. The charlatan is certain she can seduce the handsome millionaire into keeping her secret and using her skills for his campaign—unless he’s the one who’s already put a spell on her . . . Raves for Magnate “Original and captivating . . . Complex and layered.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “An engaging romance.” — Library Journal, Starred “A sexually charged, intense, poignant and powerfully written love story.” —RT Book Reviews “A beautiful romance . . . Sexy and clever.” —The Washington Post
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Author : Joanna Shupe
ISBN : 9781420139891
Genre : Fiction
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The privileged members of the Knickerbocker Club can never climb too high up the social ladder. But for one charming New York bachelor, does the ascent take precedence over love in the Gilded Age? As owner of a well-respected national newspaper, Calvin Cabot has the means to indulge his capricious taste for excess—and the power to bring the upper crust of society to its knees. So when a desperate heiress from his past begs for his help, Calvin agrees . . . as long as she promises to stay out of his way. Except, like the newsman, this willful beauty always gets what she wants . . . Lillian Davies lives a life brimming with boundless parties, impressive yachts, and exotic getaways. But when her brother disappears, Lily knows that blood runs thicker than champagne and she’ll spare nothing to bring him back alive. Unfortunately, the only man who can help her is the one she never wanted to see again. Can Lily keep Calvin at arm’s length long enough to save her brother and protect her name . . . even when the tenacious powerbroker turns out to be absolutely irresistible? Raves for Magnate “Original and captivating.”—Publishers Weekly “Intense, poignant, and powerfully written.” —RT Book Reviews “Engaging . . . opulent.” —Library Journal
Category: Fiction

The Coal Barons Played Cuban Giants

Author : Paul Browne
ISBN : 9780786461257
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"This book concerns the Pennsylvania state leagues of the 1880s and 1890s. The rules were changing, the world around baseball, particularly the economy, was changing and things that would seem impossible today, or from 1903 to the 1950s, were happening every year. Owners, managers and league politics were often more interesting than the games"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Sports & Recreation

On The Origins Of Sports

Author : Gary Belsky
ISBN : 9781579657123
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The New York Times bestseller: “The perfect book for game-players and trivia fans . . . On the Origins of Sports knocks it outta the park. Don’t miss it” (Houston Style Magazine). On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of twenty-one of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history and miscellany, it is the ultimate sports book for the thinking fan. Each sport’s chapter includes a short history, the sport’s original rules, and a deeper look into an element of the sport, such as the evolution of the baseball glove; sports with war roots; a compendium of sports balls; and iconic sports trophies. Written by ESPN The Magazine’s former editor-in-chief, Gary Belsky, and executive editor, Neil Fine, and filled with period-style line drawings, On the Origins of Sports is a book that sports fans and history buffs alike will treasure for generations. “I found this book to be massively fun, educational, and inspiring—and I don’t even like sports.” —A. J. Jacobs, New York Times–bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically “Fascinating.” —Men’s Health, “Best Beach Reads for Sports Fans” “Sports buffs will prize this in-depth look at competitive games, including the history of the baseball glove and iconic trophies.” —Real Simple, “Gifts for Dads” “A book this informative has no right to be this much fun. On the Origins of Sports is a winner.” —Dan Okrent, founder, Rotisserie Baseball
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary Third Edition

Author : Paul Dickson
ISBN : 9780393073492
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Magnate

Author : Hermann Hagedorn
ISBN : UCAL:$B471593
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The Metropolitan Club Of New York

Author : Paul Porzelt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037814469
Genre : Social Science
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Traces the history of the exclusive club founded by prominent New York millionaires, such as Morgan, Astor, and Vanderbilt, and describes the clubhouse designed by Stanford White
Category: Social Science

Clarence King

Author : Thurman Wilkins
ISBN : UOM:39015019764177
Genre : Geologists
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The Baseball Hall Of Fame 50th Anniversary Book

Author : Gerald Astor
ISBN : 0130562688
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Presents historical photographs and original essays on Hall of Fame players by nine of the country's finest baseball writers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Colonel Roosevelt

Author : H. Paul Jeffers
ISBN : UOM:39015037417667
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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COLONEL ROOSEVELT Theodore Roosevelt Goes to War, 1897 - 1898 His celebrated charge up San Juan Hill made him an American icon—a roughshod, take-charge leader in the glorious service of his young and ambitious nation. For Theodore Roosevelt, it was a defining moment, the scene with which he would become most often associated. And, as H. Paul Jeffers shows in this lively new account, the now-legendary episode not only made the future president's political career, it took center stage in a "splendid little war" that Roosevelt himself orchestrated almost single-handedly. Colonel Roosevelt is an exciting and thoroughly captivating portrait of a man and a country at a crossroads. The Spanish-American War of 1897-1898 was the shortest conflict in American history. Yet it played a pivotal role in propelling the United States onto the twentieth-century world stage—along with the man whose nationalistic and military ideals were most responsible for bringing it about. With his keen eye for characterization and rich period detail, Jeffers captures the spirit of a newly industrialized nation with dreams of the spoils of empire hitherto reserved for her European rivals, a country flexing her newfound muscles. No man more clearly exemplified late nineteenth-century notions of manifest destiny than Theodore Roosevelt. And no man was more willing to wage war to fulfill them. As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Roosevelt dreamed of a massive two-ocean navy capable of exerting American influence around the world. Going to war against an aging Spain, with Cuba as the prize, seemed the perfect way to make his dream come true. The events and colorful personalities of this crucial period come to vivid life in Colonel Roosevelt, from William Randolph Hearst and Henry Cabot Lodge, to Richard Harding Davis and Stephen Crane. Here, too, is the personal side of Theodore Roosevelt, much of it revealed in his own words. It is a candid glimpse of the blunt man behind the historic figure, relishing the swirl of international tensions he so vigorously helped to stir. From the parlors of power in Washington to the dust-choked backroads of Cuba, from the epic sea battles around the Philippines to the legendary charge up San Juan Hill, this vigorous account of Teddy Roosevelt at his finest hour is compelling biography and fascinating military history. "I had very deeply felt that it was our duty to free Cuba, and I had publicly expressed this feeling; and when a man takes such a position, he ought to be willing to make his words good by his deeds. He should pay with his body." —Theodore Roosevelt It was the shortest conflict in American history. Yet, for the pugnacious, saber-rattling "jingo" who helped bring it about, the Spanish-American War of 1897-1898 would be the stepping-stone to notoriety, a governorship, and, ultimately, the presidency. A rousing portrait of a fascinating period and a one-of-a-kind man on his way to becoming a legend, Colonel Roosevelt is H. Paul Jeffers's brilliant follow-up to his critically acclaimed Commissioner Roosevelt. The power plays, political intrigues, and military adventures of a century ago unfold with all the drama and impact of the Rough Riders' famous charge up San Juan Hill. Colonel Roosevelt is the unforgettable tale of how one man's personal ambitions and dreams of destiny propelled a young nation to prominence and a new era. Praise for COMMISSIONER ROOSEVELT The Story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City Police, 1895-1897 "A lively, entertaining, and well-researched portrait of a zealous reformer during the historic crusade that successfully launched his ca reer in government." —Booklist "Jeffers captures the public-spirited TR in all his pugnaciousness." —Publishers Weekly
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Prepare For Saints

Author : Howard Greenfield
ISBN : MINN:31951D015757372
Genre : Music
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A study of a unique collaboration between Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thompson, leading figures in American modernism, details the creation of their revolutionary opera, Four Saints in Three Acts, and explores the evolution of the avant-garde into the mainstream. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Music

The Commonweal

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ISBN : NWU:35556027099894
Genre : Periodicals
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A Legend For The Legendary

Author : James A. Vlasich
ISBN : UOM:39015019593345
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The origins of baseball are controversial. James A. Vlasich discusses the debates between two men intimately involved in nineteenth-century baseball, Henry Chadwick and Albert G. Spalding. Abner Graves of the Mills Commission claimed that Abner Doubleday had invented the game and he had done it in Cooperstown, New York. This claim was scrutinized at the time but the myth became etched into baseball history. Through the years, however, some critics have questioned the Mills Commission report. The problem is that the Baseball Hall of Fame is built on this shaky foundation. The lack of diligence on the part of Spalding’s self-appointed committee has led to a credibility gap for the baseball shrine that continues a half century after its dedication. Indeed, the story of the building of the Baseball Hall of Fame is filled with intrigue worthy of a political thriller.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Otto C. Lightner
ISBN : IND:30000093649113
Genre : Collectors and collecting
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ISBN : UOM:39015034750151
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Foundation Reporter

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ISBN : UOM:39015054026656
Genre : Endowments
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Total Baseball

Author : Pete Palmer
ISBN : UOM:49015002860535
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A comprehensive baseball reference offers exhaustive and up-to-date information on baseball players from the nineteenth century to the present, covering statistical leaders, lifetime records of players, team lineups, and other data
Category: Sports & Recreation