Woody Hayes

Author: Mike Bynum
Publisher: Gridiron Football
ISBN: 9781878839022
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Football fans either loved Woody Hayes or hated him. There was no middle ground. He was well known for his sideline tantrums. He bullied football referees, tore up sideline markers & punched television cameramen. He also built a football dynasty at Ohio State University. His Buckeyes won 3 national championships & played in the Rose Bowl 8 times. Now the memories of Woody Hayes & his glorious era come to life once again.

Baseball Anecdotes

Author: Daniel Okrent
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1626813604
Size: 75.86 MB
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From its winners to its sinners, two bestselling sportswriters chronicle a dizzying trip through more than a century of baseball lore and legend. Some of the stories are celebrated—from Ruth's called shot to Dimaggio's streak to Mays's catch. Some of the men are titans of the game—Mantle, Williams, Koufax. But alongside those stories passed from generation to generation, Daniel Okrent and Steve Wulf have assembled tales both hard-to-believe and a pleasure to read. From the Black Sox scandal to Bill Veeck's bizarre promotions, from its icons and iconoclasts, from the humble origins of the game to the landmark moments that made it the national pastime, Baseball Anecdotes reveals the enthralling (and often amusing) game that goes on both on the field and behind the scenes of baseball.

The National Basketball League

Author: Murry R. Nelson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453613
Size: 66.35 MB
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The NBA has gained worldwide popularity with its high-flying stars and slam-dunking giants, but the early professional hoops game was played below the rim. This book provides the first history of the National Basketball League, which held court from the mid–1930s until its merger with the Basketball Association of America in 1949. Originally formed in Akron and Indianapolis, the league operated mainly in the Midwest but extended as far east as Rochester and Syracuse and west to Denver, building major franchises with hometown loyalties. Most of its stars were college graduates, a major change from previous professional leagues, and it was the first modern major professional league to integrate. Features include photographs, maps of league franchises, and tables of team standings, MVPs, and scoring leaders.

The Wisdom Of Eve

Author: Mary Orr
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822214298
Size: 29.69 MB
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THE STORY: Adapted from the story by Mary Orr, on which the film All About Eve and the hit musical APPLAUSE were based. An engrossing and revealing inside story of life in New York's theatre world, told in terms of an unscrupulous ingenue'

Contested Waters

Author: Jeff Wiltse
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807888988
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From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private clubs for middle-class suburbanites. As sites of race riots, shrinking swimsuits, and conspicuous leisure, swimming pools reflect many of the tensions and transformations that have given rise to modern America.

Encyclopedia Of Humor Studies

Author: Salvatore Attardo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483364704
Size: 67.52 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Suicide Anyone

Author: John Patrick
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822210962
Size: 49.25 MB
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THE STORIES: In the first play, LOYALTY, a confirmed bachelor is visited in the wee hours by a friend and neighbor who has just had a battle royal with his wife--and has decided that divorce is the only answer. The wife thereupon threatens suicide a