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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
Confessions of a baseball purist: what's right, and wrong, with baseball, as seen from the best seat in the house
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 William Curran. 1990
By Miriam Chaikin. 1985
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.
By Eric A Kimmel. 1995
At the age of thirteen plus one day, a Jewish boy participates in the centuries-old bar mitzvah ceremony in which… he takes on adult responsibilities. Kimmel discusses the reasons for the observance, the year-long preparation, the actual ceremony, and changes that have taken place over the centuries. He also describes similarities and differences of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths. Junior high. 1995.
By Morris Epstein. 1970
Follows the Jewish calendar through the year, describing both the fun-filled celebrations, such as Purim and Hanukkah, and the solemn… ones, such as Yom Kippur. Also describes customs and symbols. Grades 4-7 and older readers. 1970.
By Mitch Albom, Edith Soonckindt. 2009
C'est la rencontre de trois personnes que tout aurait dû séparer. Un pasteur excentrique et incroyablement attachant qui a commis… des actes impardonnables et tente de se racheter ; un vieux rabbin, drôle et généreux, qui sait qu'il va mourir, et qui, avant, doit accomplir une dernière mission ; un brillant écrivain, rattrapé par son passé. Cette rencontre a changé la vie de ces trois hommes. Et leur histoire va changer la vôtre. Porté par la justesse d'écriture et d'émotion que l'on connaît à Mitch Albom, Le vieil homme qui m'a appris la vie est une réflexion sur la vie, la foi, la sagesse. C'est un message d'espoir et de tolérance qui fait du bien et nous rappelle que le bonheur est à la portée de tous. -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Have a little faith.
By Jonathan Sacks. 1995
Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks addresses some of today's major themes, the fragmentation of our common culture, the breakdown of family… and community life, the lack of moral direction, and the waning of religious belief. He asks how we can construct a humane social order which honours human dignity and difference, one in which we can be both true to ourselves and a blessing to others.
Presents the steps performed in a traditional Passover Seder, plus stories, songs, poetry, and pictures that celebrate the historical significance… of this holiday to Jews all over the world. Grades 3-6 and older readers. 2004.
By Dave Winfield, Thomas Trebitsch Parker. 1988
The New York Yankee star outfielder tells of his childhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. After college, he joined the San… Diego Padres and later the Yankees hired him with a $23 million, 10-year contract. Bestseller 1988.
By James S Hirsch. 2010
Authorized biography of baseball outfielder Willie Mays, born in 1931 Alabama. Follows Mays from the Negro Leagues to the New… York Mets. Highlights Mays's best games, including his astonishing catch when playing for the Giants in the 1954 World Series. Discusses his personal life and baseball's racial integration. Bestseller. Some violence and strong language. 2010.
By Willie Stargell, 1956 Bird Tom. 1984
The memoirs of a legendary Pittsburgh Pirate whose personality and emphasis on teamwork earned him the respect of managers, fans,… and other players. He recalls his unsettled childhood, early passion for baseball, and the rough years as a black in the minor leagues. "Pops" also shares his experiences with his family, career, teammates, the press, changes in the game, and the struggles of playing pro ball. 1984.
By Thomas Boswell. 1984
A sportswriter, in a lively style, tells what the game of baseball is all about, particularly from the viewpoint of… the average fan. In the course of his insightful observations, Boswell manages to destroy many of baseball's shibboleths, such as the value of bunting and hitting behind the runner. 1984.
By Harold S Kushner. 1989
According to Rabbi Kushner, everyone needs God because a relationship with God can help make sense out of life. Using… examples from his own life and quotations from the Psalms and Hasidic tales, he discusses how God makes a difference, why some things go wrong, how modern people can pray, and why God is so hard to find. 1989.
By Norman Golb. 1995
A scholarly inquiry into the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the first of which was discovered in the Qumran… caves in 1947. The author refutes the theory that scribes produced the scrolls in a local Essenean monastery and asserts that the manuscripts were transferred from Jerusalem when the city was under Roman siege. c1995.
By Harold S Kushner. 1981