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Author: Nicholas Fox Weber
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307263479
Size: 40.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 420
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The Clarks Of Cooperstown

by Nicholas Fox Weber, The Clarks Of Cooperstown Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Clarks Of Cooperstown books, Examines the lives of Sterling and Stephen Clark, heirs to the Singer sewing machine fortune and two of America's premier art collectors, and their forty-year-feud, describing their influence on the artistic world of twentieth-century America.

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In Gotham s Shadow PDF
Author: Alexander R. Thomas
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791455951
Size: 69.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 189
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In Gotham S Shadow

by Alexander R. Thomas, In Gotham S Shadow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download In Gotham S Shadow books, Examines the effects of globalization on three New York communities—Utica, Cooperstown, and Hartwick.

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Author: Dennis Corcoran
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491477
Size: 76.14 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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Induction Day At Cooperstown

by Dennis Corcoran, Induction Day At Cooperstown Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Induction Day At Cooperstown books, Nearly every year since 1939, baseball’s most outstanding players, umpires, pioneers and executives have been enshrined at Cooperstown in a public ceremony attracting thousands of fans from across (and sometimes beyond) the United States. Whether conferred by the Baseball Writers Association of America, the Veterans Committee, or in the case of 17 Negro League greats in 2006, an ad hoc committee of historians, Hall of Fame membership is the game’s highest honor. This book covers the origins and history of the Hall of Fame museum and its election process, provides general information on each year’s class and induction ceremony, and includes concise biographical and career discussion for every Hall of Famer, as well as commentary on his (Effa Manley is the lone female) path to election, and highlights of his speech.

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Cooperstown To Dyersville PDF
Author: Charles Fruehling Springwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429720858
Size: 34.94 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 218
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Cooperstown To Dyersville

by Charles Fruehling Springwood, Cooperstown To Dyersville Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cooperstown To Dyersville books, By what magic is a simple geographical space such as a city or town transformed into cultural significance, into a "place" people travel to, enshrine, mythologize, and consume? What stardust falls upon the ground and in the public's mind that moves us to worship a piece of property that was once an unremarkable field or vacant lot? This book, written with the passion of both baseball fan and cultural anthropologist, unravels the mysteries of Cooperstown, New York–home of the Baseball Hall of Fame–and Dyersville, Iowa–site of the baseball field made enormous by the Hollywood movie Field of Dreams. Charles Springwood provides insight into the postmodern culture of the United States in which tourist sites and "American heritages" are culturally produced and consumed, by studying the people who visit them. The results of his interviews with visitors to these sites speak to issues of youth, innocence, family, domesticity, nation, and the hegemonic practices of the "leisure class." The book provides a reading of America steeped in narratives of pastoralism and nostalgia. Behind it all (the curtain behind which the great wizard sits) is the corporate mind creating an atmosphere of false histories and reconstructed pasts. Springwood pulls the reader's heart in two directions, seeking to honor the beautiful myth of baseball's pastoralism through two sacred geographical sites while also seeking to expose the underpinnings of myth-making to a gentle but constant light.

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Never Say Die PDF
Author: James C. Nicholson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813142008
Size: 14.44 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Never Say Die

by James C. Nicholson, Never Say Die Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Never Say Die books, A quarter of a million people braved miserable conditions at Epsom Downs on June 2, 1954, to see the 175th running of the prestigious Derby Stakes. Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Winston Churchill were in attendance, along with thousands of Britons who were all convinced of the unfailing superiority of English bloodstock and eager to see a British colt take the victory. They were shocked when a Kentucky-born chestnut named Never Say Die galloped to a two-length triumph at odds of 33--1, winning Britain's greatest race and beginning an important shift in the world of Thoroughbred racing. Never Say Die traces the history of this extraordinary colt, beginning with his foaling in Lexington, Kentucky, when a shot of bourbon whiskey revived him and earned him his name. Author James C. Nicholson also tells the stories of the influential individuals brought together by the horse and his victory -- from the heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune to the Aga Khan. Most fascinating is the tale of Mona Best of Liverpool, England, whose well-placed bet on the long-shot Derby contender allowed her to open the Casbah Coffee Club. There, her son met musicians John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison and later joined their band. Featuring a foreword by the original drummer for the Beatles, Pete Best, this remarkable book reveals how an underdog's surprise victory played a part in the formation of the most successful and influential rock band in history and made the Bluegrass region of Kentucky the center of the international Thoroughbred industry.

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A Centennial Offering PDF
Author: Samuel M. Shaw
Size: 59.51 MB
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Category : Cooperstown (N. Y.)
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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A Centennial Offering

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The Road to Cooperstown PDF
Author: Tom Stanton
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142998113X
Size: 17.52 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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The Road To Cooperstown

by Tom Stanton, The Road To Cooperstown Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Road To Cooperstown books, Every true baseball fan dreams of visiting Cooperstown. Some make the trip as boys, when the promise of a spot in the lineup with the Yankees or Red Sox or Tigers glows on the horizon, as certain as the sunrise. Some go later in life, long after their Little League years, to glimpse the past, not the future. And still others talk of somedays and of pilgrimages that await. For Tom Stanton, the trip took nearly three decades. The dream first grabbed hold of him in 1972, in the era of Vietnam and Watergate and Johnny Bench and the Oakland Athletics. Stanton, then an eleven-year-old Michigan boy who lived for the game, became fascinated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the sport's spiritual home, the place to which great players aspire. He plotted ways to convince his father to take him to the famous village along Lake Otsego. But his plans for that season never materialized. They disappeared in the turmoil caused by his mother's life-threatening illness and his brother's antiwar activities. Still, the dream lingered through the summers that followed. Twenty-nine years later, he invited the two men who had introduced him to the sport, his elderly father and his older brother, to join him on a trip to the Hall. Finally, they embarked on their long-delayed adventure. The Road to Cooperstown is a true story populated with colorful characters: a philanthropic family that launched the museum and uses its wealth to, among other things, ensure that McDonald's stays out of the turn-of-the-century downtown; the devoted fan who wrote a book to get his hero into the Hall of Fame; the Guyana native who grew up without baseball but comes to the induction ceremony every year; the librarian on a mission to preserve his great-grandfather's memory; the baseball legends who appear suddenly along Main Street; and the dying man who fulfills one of his last wishes on a warm day in spring. As he did with his award-winning book, The Final Season, Tom Stanton again tells a magical tale of fathers, brothers, and baseball heroes certain to resonate with sports fans everywhere. This adventure, though brief, provides a true bonding experience that is the heart of a sweet, one-of-a-kind book about baseball, family, the Hall of Fame, and the town with which it shares a rich heritage.

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Baseball Miscellany PDF
Author: Matthew Silverman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616081961
Size: 80.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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Baseball Miscellany

by Matthew Silverman, Baseball Miscellany Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Baseball Miscellany books, Provides color photographs and miscellaneous information about some of the fascinating individuals, lore, facts, and statistics in America's national pastime.