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By Dave Barry. 1998
Florida columnist and author focuses his humour on the aging of baby boomers. He gives highlights of each of the… "formative boomer years" from 1947, when he was born, to 1974. Barry grumbles about such issues as failing eyesight, retirement planning, and not being "hip" anymore. Bestseller. 1998.
By Don Cherry. 2016
For over a decade, Don Cherry hosted the TV show Grapevine, which brought viewers up close and personal with the… biggest names in sports. Presents behind-the-scenes access to some of his most fascinating and revealing interviews with the all-time greats. Includes stories about hockey greats Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, and athletes and officials from other sports such as boxing, snooker, and baseball. Bestseller. 2016.
By Don Cherry, Al Strachan. 2008
Former hockey player and coach Don Cherry's comments on Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner" routinely make headlines as they… entertain, educate, and often upset some fans throughout North America. Now he presents his favourite stories from his career in hockey. And you can imagine the stories he has to tell. c2008.
By Ernest George Schwiebert. 1980
Collection of fourteen stories about trout and salmon fishing by an ardent practitioner of the sport. He describes experiences in… Iceland, Ireland, England, Norway, the Alaskan wilderness, Michigan, and the rugged rivers of the American West. 1980.
By Adrian Shubert. 1999
Discusses bullfighting as a social institution within the framework of a broader society. Traces modern bullfighting from the eighteenth to… the twentieth century, revealing changes in Spanish attitudes toward entrepreneurship and the bullfighters. Views the sport from the perspectives of business, politics, and gender. 1999.
By Michael M Oleksak, Mary Adams Oleksak. 1991
The Oleksaks, who lived in the Dominican Republic for ten years, trace the development of baseball in that country, as… well as in Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Venezuela. They depict the Latin clubs as a major source of players for U.S. leagues; reveal the language, cultural, and racial barriers that Latin players faced; and profile some of the illustrious players. c1991
By Linda Granfield. 1997
By Chris Gudgeon. 1998
Gudgeon travels across Canada as he explores the role of fish and fishing in the Canadian identity. In his fish… tales, he considers cod in Newfoundland, fishes for Tyee salmon in B.C., whitefish in Gimli, shark near Halifax, and experiences ice fishing near Montreal with aging rock star Lamont Dore. 1998.
By Mark Hyman, Jon Miller. 1998
Longtime Baltimore Orioles announcer and later ESPN broadcaster reminisces about his three decades in baseball. Discusses famous players including Cal… Ripken and Reggie Jackson, the development of interleague play, the unions, the new breed of players, and the owners. 1998.
By David Winner. 2001
The Netherlands has one of the world's most distinctive and sophisticated football cultures. From the birth of Total Football in… the sixties, through two decades of World Cup near misses to the exiles who remade clubs like AC Milan, Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea in their own image, the Dutch have often been dazzlingly original and influential. The elements of their style (exquisite skills, adventurous attacking tactics, a unique blend of individual creativity and teamwork, weird patterns of self-destruction) reflect the country's culture and history. 2001.
By Janet Zeller. 2009
Presents strategies that give people of all abilities the opportunity to discover the challenge, freedom, and renewal found in paddling.… Written by adaptive paddling pioneer Janet A. Zeller, presents best practices based on her years of experience and the experiences of other instructors and recreation and health care professionals. Includes tested instructional techniques and equipment adaptations as well as safety information and rescue protocols. c2009.
By Guy Walters. 2007
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers and artists from all over the world. Hitler had… secretly decided the Games would showcase Nazi prowess and the unwitting athletes became helpless pawns in his sinister political game. By illuminating the dark, controversial recesses of the world's greatest sporting spectacle, Guy Walters throws shocking new light on the whole of Europe's troubled pre-war period. 2007, c2006.
By Silken Laumann. 2006
As parents, we are often afraid to let our children out of sight - our streets don't feel safe, and… neighbours don't rely on each other like they used to. While we recognize the need for our kids to be active, our fears and busy lives have led us to schedule their every activity. We have forgotten just how important unstructured play is for our children's development: it keeps kids healthy, creative, and active - and lets our kids be kids. 2006.
By William Curran. 1990
By Lawrence Scanlan. 1994
The story of Big Ben, one of Canada's most successful show-jump horses, also presents two important people in his life:… his rider, Ian Millar, and his groom, Sandi Patterson. Big Ben's experiences on the international show-jumping scene include his brushes with death and his comebacks which resulted in award-winning performances. Grades 5-8. 1994.
By Laura Robinson. 2002
A hard look at the world of women's sports in an age where media exploitation of female athletes is becoming… a key issue of concern - at the same time that interest in women's sports continues to grow. 2002.
By Nathan Aaseng. 1983
Invites the reader to make decisions about do-or-die situations in ten World Series games. Describes what actually happened and how… it affected the outcome of the game. Grade 5-8 and older readers. 1983.
By Bill Littlefield. 1993
A self-confessed baseball traditionalist, Littlefield tours the whole of the baseball world, from Little League games to the major leagues.… With chapters on hitting and pitching, and tryout camps and old-timers, Littlefield is searching for the soul of baseball, where it is played as a pure game. 1993.
By Stacey May Fowles. 2017
Fowles gives us a candid perspective on subjects ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training… to the politics of cheating, from the importance of having a favourite player to the near-religious splendour of a no-hitter. She confronts the stereotypes that female fans lack real knowledge about the game and are only at the ballpark for the eye candy, and calls out the "boys will be boys" attitudes and its implications both on and off the field. She also offers exhilarating snapshots of the Blue Jays' 2015 season, and reflects on the relevance of specific players not only to the average fan, but to the game's history as a whole. Fowles explores how we can use the lens of baseball to examine who we are--for better or worse--and reminds us that our love for the game shouldn't stop us from demanding it be better to its players and its fans. Bestseller. 2017.
By Daniel Okrent, Steve Wulf. 1989
This collection portrays 150 years of great triumphs, heart-breaking losses and amusing blunders in the history of baseball, including the… Chicago "Black" Sox Scandal of 1919 and the miraculous comeback of the Mets in the 1986 World Series. 1989.