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Paddling North

by Audrey Sutherland Yoshiko Yamamoto

In a tale remarkable for its quiet confidence and acute natural observation, the author of Paddling Hawaii begins with her decision, at age 60, to undertake a solo, summer-long voyage along the southeast coast of Alaska in an inflatable kayak. Paddling North is a compilation of Sutherland's first two (of over 20) such annual trips and her day-by-day travels through the Inside Passage from Ketchikan to Skagway. With illustrations and the author's recipes.

The Phantom Homer (Mel Martin Baseball Stories)

by John R. Cooper

Mel Martin, young right-hander with a quick-breaking curve, is the main figure in this action-packed series. While baseball is Mel's major interest, somehow mystery and danger seem to follow him and his friends in whatever they do. Mel and the Wright twins constantly find themselves in ticklish situations as Mel's detective work involves them in skirmishes with crooks and mysterious strangers.

The Southpaw's Secret (Mel Martin Baseball Stories)

by John R. Cooper

While baseball is Mel's major interest, somehow mystery and danger seem to follow him and the Wright twins. "Pop" Korn, coach at Westwood High, buys the camp at Lake Dunbar and enters his team in the County Summer Camp League. Will Mel and his buddies work around everything and everyone who gets in their way to win the championship?

The College League Mystery (Mel Martin Baseball Stories)

by John R. Cooper

Mel Martin, young right-hander with a quick-breaking curve, plenty of hop on his fast ball, and good control when the going gets tough, is the main figure in this action-packed series. Here is Mel Martin, who led Westwood High to a nip and tuck championship, in his freshman year at Starbuck College. Old friends of this baseball-mystery series will thrill to the hard-fighting exploits and campus high-jinks not only of Mel, but also of his friends.

The Fighting Shortstop (Mel Martin Baseball Stories)

by John R. Cooper

Mel Martin, young right-hander with a quick-breaking curve, is the main figure in this action-packed series. While baseball is Mel's major interest, somehow mystery and danger seem to follow him and his friends in whatever they do. As five of the friends are invited to the Caribbean, can Mel and the gang solve the mystery for the sugar plantation?

How Far Would You Have Gotten If I Hadn't Called You Back?

by Valerie Hobbs

When 16-yr-old Bronwyn Lewis's family uproots itself and moves across the country to sleepy Ojala, California, Bron is caught off-guard by the effortless cool of her new classmates. In order to make it in Ojala, Bron will have to remake herself. And so she does, putting aside her studies to drag race, hang out, and meet boys. Soon she's involved in an intense love triangle -- with no easy solutions.

Relief Pitcher

by R. G. Emery

Baseball story about a rookie with confidence and pressure problems. He learns to deal with these and becomes a success.

The Southpaw

by Mark Jonathan Harris

A story of coming in age in America by way of the baseball diamond. Lefthander Henry Wiggen, six feet threee, a hundred ninety-five pounds, and the greatest pitcher going, grows to manhood in a righthanded world. From small-town beginnings to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his girl, and the sports page -- and himself, too -- all at once. Written in Henry's own words, this exuberant, funny novel follows his eccentric course from bush league to the World Series.

The Southpaw

by Mark Harris

With The Southpaw, novelist Mark Harris begins the remarkable saga of a gifted baseball pitcher named Henry W. Wiggen, which would unfold in four novels over the course of some 27 years between the publication of The Southpaw (1952) and It Looked Like For Ever (1979). Harris frames The Southpaw in an irresistible way, letting the fictional hero Wiggen "tell" his own story in the vernacular--bad grammar, run-on sentences, the works. In fact, the title page tells the reader that The Southpaw is "by Henry W. Wiggen / Punctuation freely inserted and spelling greatly improved by Mark Harris." Henry Wiggen is a beautiful athlete, but despite his talents and his natural grace, the unpretentious small-town boy reaches manhood by the same arduous route followed by most boys, complicated in his case by that very talent and grace, and the expectations they create in everyone. Wiggen is that rarest of fiction heroes, a certifiable good guy, without guile, who wants always to do the right thing. Even for him, the challenges posed by personal and professional needs sometimes seem to be too much, as the stakes in his career steadily rise. The Southpaw follows Wiggen from his early days all the way to the World Series, a winning story of a good man living an extraordinary life. "By far the best 'serious' baseball novel published," the San Francisco Chronicle wrote of The Southpaw--a critical response that is frequently echoed in discussions of all four of Mark Harris' novels about Henry Wiggen. The Southpaw defines Wiggen, and Harris wields his vivid, stream of conscious style with wizardly skill. The acid test is whether the experience of The Southpaw encourages the reader to follow Wiggen's saga in Bang the Drum Slowly. Invariably, it does.

Switch Hitter

by Duane Decker

Rookie Russ Woodward was going to be one of the greatest baseball players. He knew he was potentially worth a million dollars--all you had to do was ask him. He was fast, a natural and great fielder, could bat equally well right or left handed, and his biggest enemy was himself. He disobeyed orders, ignored instructions in his first season in the major league, and created dissension within the team by being a lone wolf. His patient manager tried everything from fining him, sending him back to the farm team to banishing him, but he couldn't succeed in knocking off that big chip Russ had on his shoulder. He finally learned what "team" meant, but it was a long time before he could work it out for himself. An excellent sport story.

Teach Yourself Cycling: The classic guide to life on two wheels (Teach Yourself)

by Rc Shaw

First published in 1953, Teach Yourself Cycling is a beautiful, lovingly reproduced window into a distant age, where understanding the good manners of the road and enjoying the innocence of the family picnic dominated life on two wheels.Yet few vehicles have changed as little as the bicycle in the 65 years since this book first published. For all that they have become immeasurably lighter and better adapted to a range of terrains, the basic mechanics remain the same - and a deeply recognisable spirit of joy runs through this book, even though the author, Reginald Shaw, feels he needs to reassure his readers that cycling can be "a pleasurable activity as well as a mode of transport".This book is perfect for fans of cycling interested in how the art and practice of riding a bike has changed. From a stout defence of 'the good manners of the road' to a surge of enthusiasm when mapping out the itinerary of a good cycling holiday, this book is warm, interesting and enlightening.Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.

Fisherman's Winter

by Nick Lyons Roderick L. Haig-Brown

Originally published in 1954, Fisherman's Winter is Roderick Haig-Brown's final installment in his well-known "seasons" cycle. With a unique blend of experience and observation, Haig-Brown brings readers through the exotic

The Lucky Baseball Bat

by Matt Christopher

Marty loses his lucky baseball bat, and his confidence along with it, and wonders if he will recover both in time to help the Tigers win the championship.

Mister Shortstop

by Duane Decker

Blue Sox 8. Andy Pearson had come up through the Blue Sox chain, but when he was ready for the big league, the Blue Sox had no place for him; their regular shortstop was at his dazzling best. Andy was too valuable to ride the bench and too good to be handed over to a serious competitor. So he was sold to a seventh-place club and, as he failed to shine in that depressing atmosphere, shifted from one second-division club to another. Then, just as he had decided to give up baseball, he found that the Blue Sox had purchased him, to replace their once brilliant shortstop for the last month of the season. Next year, when their newest star came up from the farm, Andy was back on the bench. To win the job of shortstop took even more than ability and determination. Andy had to discover the Blue Sox' secret-the intangible something which, against all likelihood, kept them winning World Series year after year.

Freddy and the Baseball Team from Mars

by Kurt Wiese Walter R. Brooks

Mr. Boorschmidt's circus in Centerboro boasted a new attraction--six real Martians, in their original flying saucer, the first six Martians ever to be exhibited anywhere. But Mr. Boorschmidt felt the customers were not getting their money's worth. Freddy decided to help by organizing a Martian baseball team. Anyone who can imagine a baseball team consisting of Martians, an elephant, an ostrich, and Mr. Boorschmidt, with Freddy as coach, has a slight idea of what's in store.

Hyland of the Hawks

by R. G. Emery

Johnny, Hawks relief pitcher, has to change his game when his knuckler becomes ineffective. He also has to grow up along the way and learn to deal with an uncooperative teammate.

Bang the Drum Slowly

by Mark Harris

Bang the Drum Slowly is the second in a series of four novels written by Mark Harris that chronicles the career of baseball player Henry W. Wiggen. This series is among the finest novels ever written to use baseball as a theme. Published in 1956, the book is a simple, moving testament to the immutable power of friendship. The title page in the novel reads; "by Henry W. Wiggen / Certain of His Enthusiasms Restrained by Mark Harris", the author's personal touch that tells us (the reader) that we are about to enter a genial, conversational first-person story. Wiggen is a gifted pitcher in the major leagues, playing for a team that includes a mediocre catcher named Bruce Pearson--a slow-talking Georgia boy who tries the patience of the team. Pearson has a secret; he has been diagnosed with Hodgkins' disease which threatens not only his life but also the baseball career that he so desperately wants. When Wiggen learns of Pearson's illness, their casual acquaintanceship deepens into a profound friendship. Wiggen fights heroically to keep Pearson on the team, saving his friend from being sent down to the minors, and he also rallies other teammates to help his friend. The miracle is that Pearson is transformed into a better ballplayer... but the miracle is brief for the man's time has already run out. In lesser hands, this story could be cloying or overly sentimental, but Harris writes with a gentle, unassuming dignity. Wiggen is an engaging character and his observations are lucid and refreshing. It may be that what makes Bang the Drum Slowly a great novel is that it is not entirely a sports novel but also a warm human comedy set in the familiar, magical world of American baseball. Bang the Drum Slowly is #14 on the Sports Illustrated Greatest 100 Sports books. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mark Harris (1922) wrote novels for more than fifty years. He is best known for four novels about the life of major-league baseball player Henry W. Wiggen, including The Southpaw (1953) and Bang the Drum Slowly(1956) He also wrote the screenplay for the film version of Bang the Drum Slowly. In 1946, Harris made a splash with his first novel, Trumpet to the World, a book about a young black soldier who married a white woman. Many of Harris's other novels have dealt with academic life, and yet more of his novels are highly informed by autobiographical experience. Harris has also published a collection of his articles entitled Short Work of It, as well as the play Friedman and Son and a unique biography of Saul Bellow. SERIES DESCRIPTIONS From classic book to classic film, RosettaBooks has gathered some of most memorable books into film available. The selection is broad ranging and far reaching, with books from classic genre to cult classic to science fiction and horror and a blend of the two creating whole new genres like Richard Matheson's The Shrinking Man. Classic works from Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, meet with E.M. Forrester's A Passage to India. Whether the work is centered in the here and now, in the past, or in some distant and almost unimaginable future, each work is lasting and memorable and award-winning.

Baseball Pals

by Matthew F Christopher

Voted captain of his baseball team, Jimmie declares himself pitcher, even though Paul is a better pitcher. When the team begins to lose games and his teammates begin to lose confidence in him.

How to Stay Alive in the Woods

by Bradford Angier

HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors. Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help. Detailed illustrations and expanded instructions, newly commissioned for this deluxe edition, offer crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in the Woods truly a lifesaver.

Action At Third

by R. G. Emery

This book will give a rare satisfaction to the person who knows baseball; and even the casually interested will be stimulated to a new appreciation of America's number-one sport. For Action At Third is more than merely sports fiction-- it is an expertly focused portrayal of defensive baseball, illustrated by a power-hitting team that learns, before it is too late, that good hitting will not always guarantee a win. Johnny Hyland, third baseman for the Dallas Hawks, plays common sense baseball; and he also has some unique ideas about how the Hawks can achieve the proper offensive-defensive balance. When manager Mitch Corey suffers from occupational ulcers, Johnny becomes the player-manager and gets his chance to make third base an outpost of strategy. His radical shake-up of the infield seems to defy accepted practice, and his bold defensive techniques are often bewildering--but they work with amazing success. The reader will admire Johnny's originality and applaud his courage, for this is baseball at its best. By the author of HYLAND OF THE HAWKS, etc.

Basketball Sparkplug

by Matthew F Christopher

Kim's teammates tease him about singing in the church choir, but they change their tune when the choir helps the Arrows become Small Fry Basketball Champions.

The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

by David George Surdam

Between 1951 and 1989, Congress held a series of hearings to investigate the antitrust aspects of professional sports leagues. Among the concerns: ownership control of players, restrictions on new franchises, territorial protection, and other cartel-like behaviors. In The Big Leagues Go to Washington, David Surdam chronicles the key issues that arose during the hearings and the ways opposing sides used economic data and theory to define what was right, what was feasible, and what was advantageous to one party or another. As Surdam shows, the hearings affected matters as fundamental to the modern game as broadcasting rights, player drafts and unions, league mergers, and the dominance of the New York Yankees. He also charts how lawmakers from the West and South pressed for the relocation of ailing franchises to their states and the ways savvy owners dodged congressional interference when they could and adapted to it when necessary.

The Glory of Their Times

by Lawrence S. Ritter

Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, rawer, more intimate—when giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb ran the bases. In the monumental classic The Glory of Their Times, the golden era of our national pastime comes alive through the vibrant words of those who played and lived the game.

Sport Power and Society

by Robert E. Washington David Karen

A new reader that illuminates the complex interaction of sports and society and incorporates an engaging interdisciplinary mix of academic perspectives and popular journalism

The Techniques of Judo

by Harold E. Sharp Shinzo Takagaki

The Techniques of Judo is a fully illustrated and authoritative manual, providing step-by-step explanations, practical pointers, and thorough analyses of all the most commonly used techniques of judo. Illustrated with over 550 black and white photographs, this book is an invaluable introduction for the beginner as well as a complete repertory for the advanced practitioner.

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