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YOU KNOW ME AL

Lardner Ring

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
Sports Publishing

Data premiery:
2014-07-01

ISBN:
9781613216934

57,70 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

John Thorn is the official historian of Major League Baseball. Apart from his creation with Pete Palmer of Total Baseball he is often visible on ESPN MLBTV the History Channel and other television outlets as a sports authority and commentator. He was also a major onscreen presence in and chief consultant to Ken Burns&rsquo:s 18 ½:hour PBS film Baseball. Thorn cowrote The Hidden Game of Baseball and has written several other books on baseball including Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame The Game for All America and Baseball in the Garden of Eden: A Secret History of the Early Game.One of the classic baseball stories You Know Me Al first published in 1914 tells the story of the fictional Jack Keefe a bush league baseball player who earns a trip to the majors to pitch for the Chicago White Sox. Set in pre–:World War I the book is comprised of letters that Keefe sends to his “:old pal”: Al. Through the letters the selfcentered Keefe reveals his regular struggles to maintain his position in the big leagues as well as his personal life and juggle his financial difficulties. Nevertheless the tales from on and off the field as he travels with the team are full of wit insight and entertainment. They include Keefe’:s encounters with baseball legends such as Ty Cobb Charles Comiskey Walter Johnson and Eddie Cicotte.In this edition of the book which includes a foreword by acclaimed writer John Thorn readers can relive all of the glory of this historic era of baseball through the eyes of one of Ring Lardner’:s most comical characters a century after his creation!Skyhorse Publishing as well as our Sports Publishing imprint are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—:books about baseball pro football college football pro and college basketball hockey or soccer we have a book about your sport or your team.Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation: whether you are a diehard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan: whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats Louisville Cardinals UCLA Bruins or Kansas Jayhawks: whether you route for the Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens or Los Angeles Kings: we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.Ring Lardner was a sports columnist and acclaimed shortstory writer. He worked for several newspapers throughout his career including the South Bend Times St. Louis Sporting News Boston American and Chicago Tribune. His stories were notoriously filled with satire grammatical errors and everyday events. Lardner passed away in 1933 at the age of 48.John Thorn is the official historian of Major League Baseball. Apart from his creation with Pete Palmer of Total Baseball he is often visible on ESPN MLBT

Data Publikacji: 2014-07-01
Wymiary: 209.55 mm 139.7 mm 10.16 mm 8.8 oz 249.48 gr

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