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Jul.25.2013
Sex, drugs, revolution, and the dawn of the Peace Corps. In 1963 volunteer Jack Harjo sits in the jungles of Costa Rica pondering three questions: is there a greater good; does it apply here; and can you really trademark Panama Red, Acapulco Gold and Maui Wowie?
steven-robert-travers's picture
Sep.26.2012
A one-stop record containing everything A's fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.
steven-robert-travers's picture
Jun.28.2012
Forget Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, and the others. Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Timeswas not merely the best writer but the single greatest sports columnist who ever lived—period. Known for his highly descriptive metaphors and phrasing—e.g., “a strike zone the sizeof Hitler’s heart”—Murray was a...
jay-feldman's picture
Oct.25.2011
Roving the lonesome highways in search of fresh baseball talent in 1942, New York Yankees scout Mac "Suitcase" Sefton discovers a once-in-a-lifetime talent in Jerry Yamada. The young left-handed pitcher seems poised to take his place among the pantheon of major league pitching greats. However, he’s...
laurie-boris's picture
Apr.05.2011
When a mudslide plummets her hopes, her home, and her entire collection of impractical footwear into the Pacific, former actress and stand-up comic Frankie Goldberg takes the only possession she has left – a cherry red Corvette convertible – and drives east to her family’s bed and...
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Jan.18.2011
"Shank's first at-bat as a novelist is a hit." - Kirkus Reviews "Amazing!" - Kent Haruf, National Book Award Finalist THE RINGER tells the story of Patricia Maestas, the Mexican-American wife of a Mexican immigrant killed by police, and Ed O'Fallon, the officer who shot her...
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May.13.2010
Baseball Artistry is written and illustrated for everyone who loves, plays, coaches the game of baseball. My unique perspective on the games elegance and beauty, emerges artistically through the strokes of his brush. The ideas behind this book come from a lifetime of baseball playing experiences...
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Mar.26.2010
“For the first time, a stadium book that provides the details ofbackroom politics that surrounds the building of, or the elementsthat defeat and spur stadium proposals. Capital Sporting Grounds isan excellent chronology of the efforts, defeats and successes of buildinga stadium in the nation’s...