Baseballs Best Short Stories

Baseball's Best Short Stories (Sporting's Best Short Stories series)

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    This expanded edition features the best-loved short stories from the 20th century as well as new tales from some of the 21st century’s most iconic names in fiction. No other sport has inspired as many great writers as baseball has, and this exceptional anthology brings together 34 short stories about the nation’s favorite pastime. The stories span several decades and are written by some of America’s favorite writers, including Zane Grey, James Thurber, Robert Penn Warren, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Michael Chabon, among others. Many of the stories are about the game itself, while others ... [Read More]

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  • ISBN: 1613743769
  • Brand: Chicago Review Press
  • Manufacturer: Chicago Review Press
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    • Based on 65 Reviews
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    The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond

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      At a 1931 barnstorming exhibition game in Tennessee, a seventeen-year-old pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. Her name was Jackie Mitchell--"organized baseball's first girl pitcher." On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax made baseball history by pitching his fourth perfect game. In July 1970, a stripper rushed onto the field at Riverfront Stadium to kiss Johnny Bench, temporarily disrupting a game attended by President Nixon and his family. These are just some of the great, quirky, and comic moments in the annals of baseball recorded in THE GREAT... [Read More]

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    • ISBN: 1592280838
    • Manufacturer: Lyons Press
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      • Based on 57 Reviews
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      Baseball's Best: Five True Stories (Step into Reading)

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        Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron—five amazing baseball legends. From the first black man to play major-league ball to the longest hitting streak ever, these are some of the game’s most inspiring stories. Find out what unforgettable feats won each player a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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      • ISBN: 0394809831
      • Manufacturer: Random House Books for Young Readers
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        • Best Choice - #3 Baseballs Best Short Stories
        • Checked on 19/11/2019
        • Based on 40 Reviews
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        Golf Stories (Everyman's Library Pocket Classics Series)

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          Golf Stories is a wonderful gathering of short fiction about the famously addictive pastime. Here are literary classics by such golf-loving writers as P. G. Wodehouse, Ring Lardner, and John Updike, mixed with surprises like an appearance by Ian Fleming’s James Bond and a little crime on the links from mystery master Ian Rankin. Humorists and sportswriters ranging from E. C. Bentley to Dan Jenkins and Rick Reilly weigh in as well, alongside a tale of romance on the greens from F. Scott Fitzgerald, a little-known gem by famous golf architect A. W. Tillinghast, and a story by Rex Lardner (Ring... [Read More]

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        • ISBN: 0307596893
        • Brand: Unknown
        • Manufacturer: Everyman's Library
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          • Checked on 19/11/2019
          • Based on 86 Reviews
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          National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics

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            Meet a kayaking sea otter, a penguin that became a knight, a bear that stole a family's car, a pet cat that called 911 to save its owner, and many more amazing animals. This page-turner offers 100 heartwarming and hilarious anecdotes, illustrated with full color photos of these intriguing animals. Stories include unlikely animal friends, animal heroes, amazing animal tricks, surprising animal hybrids, wacky truth-is-stranger-than-fiction stories of animal antics, and more. Plus, loads of animals facts, lists, and information boxes add even more fun on every page.

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          • ISBN: 142630918X
          • Brand: imusti
          • Manufacturer: National Geographic Children's Books
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            • Best Choice - #5 Baseballs Best Short Stories
            • Checked on 19/11/2019
            • Based on 13 Reviews
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            Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game (Modern Library Chronicles)

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              “Football is force and fanatics, basketball is beauty and bounce. Baseball is everything: action, grace, the seasons of our lives. George Vecsey’s book proves it, without wasting a word.”—Lee Eisenberg, author of The Number In Baseball, one of the great bards of America’s Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of the sport, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. George Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the game, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and performs a marvelous feat: making a classic story seem refreshingly new. Baseball is a narrative of America’s can-do spirit, ... [Read More]

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            • ISBN: 0812978706
            • Brand: Vecsey, George
            • Manufacturer: Modern Library
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              • Best Choice - #6 Baseballs Best Short Stories
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              • Based on 27 Reviews
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              Baseball: A Literary Anthology

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                Robert Frost never felt more at home in America than when watching baseball "be it in park or sand lot." Full of heroism and heartbreak, the most beloved of American sports is also the most poetic, and writers have been drawn to this sport as to no other. With Baseball: A Literary Anthology, The Library of America presents the story of the national adventure as revealed through the fascinating lens of the great American game.Philip Roth considers the terrible thrill of the adolescent centerfielder; Richard Ford listens to minor-league baseball on the radio while driving cross-country; Amiri Ba... [Read More]

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              • ISBN: 9781931082099
              • Brand: Library of America
              • Manufacturer: Library of America
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                • Based on 60 Reviews
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                The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 6, Part 2: Crime Stories

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                  Traversing a vivid landscape, from sunblasted hills and canyons to the nighttime streets of America’s greatest cities, some of Louis L’Amour’s most compelling fiction was set in his own time. Here are tales of innocents caught in the schemes of criminals, detectives hunting down truths that hide even more lies, gamblers and beauties, wiseguys and cops. Here is a world populated by the kinds of people who risk their lives to right a wrong, make a buck, or save a friend.   Brimming with thought-provoking characters and situations—from a man who regains consciousness in a burning house s... [Read More]

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                • ISBN: 9780804179782
                • Manufacturer: Bantam
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                  • Best Choice - #8 Baseballs Best Short Stories
                  • Checked on 19/11/2019
                  • Based on 75 Reviews
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                  The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 6, Part 1: Crime Stories

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                    The vibrant tales of adventure by Louis L’Amour, one of America’s most beloved storytellers, have brought the American West to life. In The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 6, Part 1, L’Amour takes us beyond the frontier with gripping stories of crime, sports, and the murky world where the two often meet.   These electrifying stories roam from the naked glare of boxing arenas rife with corruption, and freight docks where laborers toil to earn just enough to get by, to the penthouses of the rich and arrogant who calculate the odds of how to get even more. From suspensefu... [Read More]

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                  • ISBN: 9780804179775
                  • Manufacturer: Bantam
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                    • Best Choice - #9 Baseballs Best Short Stories
                    • Checked on 19/11/2019
                    • Based on 31 Reviews
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                    We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

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                      "We are the ship; all else the sea."-Rube Foster, founder of the Negro National League The story of Negro League baseball is the story of gifted athletes and determined owners; of racial discrimination and international sportsmanship; of fortunes won and lost; of triumphs and defeats on and off the field. It is a perfect mirror for the social and political history of black America in the first half of the twentieth century. But most of all, the story of the Negro Leagues is about hundreds of unsung heroes who overcame segregation, hatred, terrible conditions, and low pay to do the one thing th... [Read More]

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                    • UPC: 725961008321
                    • ISBN: 0786808322
                    • Brand: Jump At The Sun
                    • Manufacturer: Jump At The Sun
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                      • Best Choice - #10 Baseballs Best Short Stories
                      • Checked on 19/11/2019
                      • Based on 24 Reviews
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                      100 Years of The Best American Short Stories

                      100 Years of The Best American Short Stories

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                      An award-winning short-story writer introduces the stories she has selected from such authors as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Alexie, Roth, Updike, Oates and more, to present a decade-by-decade examination of the literary trends captured by this series over 100 years that tells the history of American short fiction. 30,000 first
                      The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what Moore calls “all its wildnesses of character and voice.” These forty stories represent their eras but also

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                      The Best American Short Stories 2017

                      The Best American Short Stories 2017

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                      Best-selling author Meg Wolitzer guest edits this year’s Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short
                      Best-selling author Meg Wolitzer guest edits the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction. “If you know exactly what you are going to get from the experience of reading a story, you probably wouldn’t go looking for it; you need, in order to be an open reader of fiction, to be willing. To cast a vote for what you love and then wait for the outcome,” writes Meg Wolitzer in her introduction. The Best American Short Stories 2017 casts a vote for and celebrates all that is our country. Here you’ll find a man with a boyfriend and

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