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A History Of American Sports In 100 Objects

Author : Cait Murphy
ISBN : 9780465097753
Genre : History
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Beautifully designed and carefully curated, a fascinating collection of the things that shaped the way we live and play in America What artifact best captures the spirit of American sports? The bat Babe Ruth used to hit his allegedly called shot, or the ball on which Pete Rose wrote, "I'm sorry I bet on baseball"? Could it be Lance Armstrong's red-white-and-blue bike, now tarnished by doping and hubris? Or perhaps its ancestor, the nineteenth-century safety bicycle that opened an avenue of previously unknown freedom to women? The jerseys of rivals Larry Bird and Magic Johnson? Or the handball that Abraham Lincoln threw against a wall as he waited for news of his presidential nomination? From nearly forgotten heroes like Tad Lucas (rodeo) and Tommy Kono (weightlifting) to celebrities like Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Phelps, Cait Murphy tells the stories of the people, events, and things that have forged the epic of American sports, in both its splendor and its squalor. Stories of heroism and triumph rub up against tales of discrimination and cheating. These objects tell much more than just stories about great games-they tell the story of the nation. Eye-opening and exuberant, A History of American Sports in 100 Objects shows how the games Americans play are woven into the gloriously infuriating fabric of America itself.
Category: History

Bobby Orr And Me

Author : Martin Avery
ISBN : 9780557036929
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Martin Avery reflects on the place of hockey in the Canadian soul. Bobby Orr And Me flows from Avery's boyhood games in the Muskoka/Parry Sound region in the heart of Canada and it examines the globalization of hockey. Part memoir, part essay on national identity, part hockey history, Hockey Dreams is a meditation by a Canadian author on the essence of the game that helps define our nation.
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Number 4 Bobby Orr

Author : Kevin Vautour
ISBN : 9781644245989
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Bursting upon the National Hockey League scene in the fall of 1966 amid enormous hype and expectations, Robert Gordon "Bobby" Orr would go on to exceed all predictions of greatness. Displaying All-Star level ability from the start, it was his talent as a play maker and scorer that utterly revolutionized the game of hockey. At the same time, Orr helped revive a tired, long-suffering Boston Bruins team, leading them to their first Stanley Cup in twenty-nine years at the age of twenty-two. Orr and
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Rangers The Bruins And The End Of An Era

Author : Jay Moran
ISBN : 9781438989006
Genre : Fiction
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This book is a tribute to the rivalry the New York Rangers had with the Boston Bruins during the decade that Emile Francis ran the club. Growing up, these two teams are what defined hockey for me and the team was not simply a city or a sweater or a jersey, it was the players. As Mr. Francis himself told me, "Every time we played it was a war. That was the greatest rivalry I've ever seen." I wrote this book for the fans of both teams, hoping that it would bring back some great memories from a time when the game was a lot different than it is today.
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Union Voice

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924054255215
Genre : Telephone companies
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The Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078320382
Genre : Bibliography
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Bo Knows Bo

Author : Bo Jackson
ISBN : 0385416202
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The candid autobiography of professional athlete Bo Jackson describes his troubled youth, his discovery of sports, his struggle to attend college, his athletic achievements, his family life, and his success on and off the field
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The Meat In The Sandwich

Author : Alice Bach
ISBN : 0440956188
Genre : Families
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Ten-year-old Mike feels his dream of becoming a star athlete threatened by his older and younger sister. Then he is befriended by a competitive all-around athlete who changes his life.
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The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373435
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

I Ve Got To Be Me

Author : Derek Sanderson
ISBN : 0396062555
Genre : Hockey players
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Leafs 65

Author : Stephen Brunt
ISBN : 9780771006968
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From celebrated author and sports journalist Stephen Brunt comes a beautifully illustrated, elegiac tribute to the Toronto Maple Leafs of yesteryear. In 2006, Lewis Parker, an artist and illustrator, was disposing of some of his belongings from years before in preparation of a move. He and his friend Dennis Patchett were going through boxes, and anything that was deemed not worth saving was relegated to a roaring fire. As Lewis passed him box after box, Dennis would pitch them in the blaze, one after the other. Suddenly, he caught the words on a file folder: "Leafs 1965." Inside were photo negatives and contact sheets. "I think we should keep these," said Dennis. In the fall of 1965, artist Lewis Parker received a call from Maclean's magazine for a possible gig: accompanying a reporter to Peterborough to cover the Toronto Maple Leafs's preseason training camp. Lewis would spend some time with the team, and shoot stills that would run alongside the magazine piece. Though it was a career departure, he agreed, and the result of his time spent with the Stanley Cup-winning team during the training camp before their last Cup win are within these pages: beautiful, visually arresting photography that captures the comraderie and purity of a time in hockey and Canadian history not seen since. With complete, unfettered access to the team -- many of the players from remote farms in the country, and none with agents -- and GM Punch Imlach, Lewis Parker's photos (which, once the piece was cancelled by Maclean's, were never used) reflect a wistful moment in time before the hockey league changed forever. Accompanied by acclaimed writer Stephen Brunt's essay on the '65 training camp -- based on interviews with team members -- Leafs '65 is the ultimate tribute to the Stanley Cup-winning Toronto Maple Leafs, to a forgotten era of hockey, and to a moment in Canadian history that will resonate with any reader. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Nothing But Net

Author : Bill Walton
ISBN : 0786880783
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For more than 20 years, Bill Walton has been one of the National Basketball Association's greatest and most outspoken players and commentators. Now, the NBA Showtime host sounds off on his own turbulent career, other players, and the cutthroat world of the NBA.
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Orr

Author : Bobby Orr
ISBN : 9780143188681
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the greatest sports figures of all time at last breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. Number 4. It is just about the most common number in hockey, but invoke that number and you can only be talking about one player -- the man often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game: Bobby Orr. From 1966 through the mid-70s he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. Orr could do things that others simply couldn’t, and while teammates and opponents alike scrambled to keep up, at times they could do little more than stop and watch. Many of his records still stand today and he remains the gold standard by which all other players are judged. Mention his name to any hockey fan – or to anyone in New England – and a look of awe will appear.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Biographical Books 1950 1980

Author : R.R. Bowker Company, New York
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026013412
Genre : Biography
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This book is a companion volume to Biographical books, 1876-1949, completing a comprehensive one hundred and five year bibliography of biographical and autobiographical works.
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Biographical Books 1950 1980

Author : R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
ISBN : UOM:39015078265793
Genre : Autobiography
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The Studs Terkel Reader

Author : Studs Terkel
ISBN : 9781595587640
Genre : History
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With a foreword by Robert Coles and a preface by Calvin Trillin. The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his wonderful original introductions to each book. Featuring selections from American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, "The Good War, The Great Divide, Hard Times, Race, and Working, this "greatest hits" volume is a treasury of Terkel's most memorable subjects that will delight his many lifelong fans and provide a perfect introduction for those who have not yet experienced the joy of reading Studs Terkel. "An informal epic of Terkel's near century [with a] cinematic vividness that tells you more than a shelf of standard history books." —Entertainment Weekly
Category: History